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Asher (2018)

R | | Drama | 7 December 2018 (USA)
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An aging hitman's last job goes sideways, forcing him to redeem himself.

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Jay Zaretsky
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Credited cast:
Famke Janssen ... Sophie
Ron Perlman ... Asher
Richard Dreyfuss ... Avi
Jacqueline Bisset ... Dora
Peter Facinelli ... Uzi
Guy Burnet ... Lyor
Blake Perlman ... Hannah
Marta Milans ... Marina
David Wohl ... Dr. Greene
Jay Hieron ... Sammi
Bobby Daniel Rodriguez ... Latin Man
Micah Hauptman ... Reuben
Wyatt Lozano ... Mafia Bodyguard
Rita Raider ... Girl on the Platform
Joseph Siprut ... Craig
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Asher (Ron Perlman) is a contract killer who's spent the better part of his life ending other lives, taking orders from Avi (Richard Dreyfuss). He lives a lonely existence, making friends out of fine wine and good food, resenting his apprentice, Uzi (Peter Facinelli), who's taking jobs from him due to youth. When Avi hands Asher three contracts for a revenge scheme, the hitman takes the job, only to lose consciousness due to health issues, making accidental contact with Sophie (Famke Janssen), a ballet teacher distraught over mother Dora (Jacqueline Bisset), who's losing her battle with dementia. Asher and Sophie make a connection, embarking on a tentative courtship where the murderer can't share anything about his life. As the pair work out their flirtations, Asher is forced to pair with Uzi on a group hit, and when that goes bad for a moment, the veteran soon becomes marked for death, threatening all the good that's come into his world. Written by blu-ray.com

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Some Things Get Better With Age

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Rated R for violence and language

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 December 2018 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Syracuse, New York, USA

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Criminally Under Rated
9 December 2018 | by bwc-manekeSee all my reviews

Asher is a criminally underrated film, Jay Zaretsky satire take on the criminal under world of mafia wars and the hitmen who were employed by them is both humorous and ironic all the while romanticizing the human experience of Ron Perlman's character "Asher" having been a hitman for over 30years who is a master of his trade having years of experience trumps the new era of young guns eager to squeeze off rounds just as fast as their mouth; this matches the overall tone of the movie with slow methodical pacing and beautiful heart wrenching operatic sound tracks providing both foreshadowing and beauty to the life of a man marked for death. To live by the gun is to die by the gun.


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