Actors: Robert Duvall, Luciana Pedraza, Ruben Blades, Kathy Baker, Frank Gio
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about Assassination Tango|
|Aging hitman John J. (Robert Duvall) lives in Brooklyn with his girlfriend Maggie (Kathy Baker) and her daughter Jenny (Katherine Micheaux Miller), who he loves like his own. Most of the time, he manages JJ's, a successful chain of hair salons, but every so often he gets a call from Frankie (Frank Gio), a shadowy gangster who sends him out on "jobs."
This time, the job takes him to Argentina, where a cabal of leftists and grieving relatives are paying him to murder a top-ranking general (Elvio Nessier), a hold-over from the bad old days of the "Dirty War."
The job is supposed to only take three days, but when the general is injured and enters the hospital, John is forced to wait around for his chance. While wandering the streets of Buenos Aires, he enters one of the city's many dance clubs, and there becomes entranced by the sultry charms of the dancer Manuela (Luciana Pedraza) and the steamy rhythms of the tango.
--James Craver, Resident Scholar
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|Analysis of Assassination Tango|
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Time/era of movie:
- present (2000-2010)
Kind of romance:
- romance (general)
Crime & Scandal
- Killer POV story
- (man) long girliemon hair
- (man) average
Events of movie makes character more...
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor?
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
Secondary Main Character
- brunette (Black)
- (woman) medium/shoulderlgn straight
- (woman) very skinny
How much in movie?
- a deadline
The Americas (not US):
- New York
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Movie makes you feel...
- all mixed up
Sex/nudity in movie?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
- Some foul language
If lots of song/dance...
- lot of dancing
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