The Assassination File Release Date: 1996 Genre: Action | Drama | Thriller Director(s): John Harrison (Donor Unknown, Kindred: The Embraced) Writer(s): Bruce Miller Starring: Sherilyn Fenn, Diedrich Bader A political thriller likely made in the wake of “The X-Files’” success, The Assassination File starts off with a strike already against it. That strike is the […]

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The Assassination File
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Action | Drama | Thriller
Director(s): John Harrison (Donor Unknown, Kindred: The Embraced)
Writer(s): Bruce Miller
Starring: Sherilyn Fenn, Diedrich Bader

A political thriller likely made in the wake of “The X-Files’” success, The Assassination File starts off with a strike already against it.

That strike is the casting of Sherilyn Fenn as a FBI agent. I love Fenn and all, and can buy her in most roles, but a FBI agent? And a FBI agent that has to uncover the conspiracy surrounding the assassination of the first black Presidential candidate? Come on.

Just one day before the Secret Service takes over the task of protecting the candidate in question, Senator Alan Laskey, an assassin gains access to his home and shoots him. The agent assigned to protect him, Lauren Jacobs (Fenn), resigns out of guilt. Now two years in the future, Jacobs has completely left her FBI life behind her, now working as an art teacher and living with a man who doesn’t know a lick about her true past. That secrecy becomes a problem when her former partner Scott McDonough (Bader, from “The Drew Cary Show” and Evil Alien Conquerors in an odd role) confronts her with evidence of a conspiracy involving Laskey’s murder. Not soon after McDonough is shot execution style. Knowing that he talked to Jacobs, she’s targeted as well. In order to uncover the truth Jacobs must reveal some truths of her own to Jack, who stays by her side as she attempts to stay alive.

The Assassination File has a fun first act. Sure, it’s clichéd and routine, but the assassination and McDonough’s detailing of the conspiracy are entertaining enough. Once they put a bullet in his head, the movie falls apart and never even remotely comes back together.

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