Assassination Tango Movie Review 2003

Information and Film Reviews for Assassination Tango the Movie

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Aging Brooklyn hit man John J. (Duvall), who dotes on girlfriend Maggie (Baker), and her daughter Jenny (Miller), and likes to hang out at the local dance hall, is sent to Argentina to kill a general. When the hit is delayed, he meets and is enchanted by Tango instructor Manuela, as well as the dance she teaches to him. Deep character study, beautifully shown in Duvall's performance, redeems film's slow, at times maddening pace. Duvall's direction, while not perfect, makes the proceedings interesting to watch, but requires patience.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 114 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Hit Men/Women, South America, Dance Fever
Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall, Ruben Blades, Kathy Baker, Luciana Pedraza, Julio Oscar Mechoso, James Keane, Frank Gio, Katherine Micheaux Miller
Felix Monti
Robert Duvall
Luis Bacalov
Ben Cheah, Charlie Feldman, Stephen Mack, Beatriz di Benedetto, Stefania Cella
Robert Duvall, Rob Carliner, American Zoetrope, United Artists

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