R | | Crime, Drama, Romance
An aging hitman gets a contract to kill a General in Buenos Aires, Argentina. But when his mark becomes unavailable, he becomes involved in Argentinian tango culture.
This movie is Robert Duvall's tribute to tango, which is why he filmed it in Buenos Aires, Argentina, using many real tango dancers and authentic tango locations. Some of the tango celebrity faces you can spot include: Geraldine Rojas and Javiar Rodriguez (Pirucha, sister of Manuela and her first partner), Pablo Veron (Pirucha's final parter in the closing credits), Jorge Dispari and La Turca, Orlanda Paiva, Maria Nieves, Armando Orzuza, Carlos Copello, Alicia Monti, Los Hermanos Macana (two men performing a dance). The club with the checkerboard floor is Club Sin Rumbo, in the outskirt of the city, but a famous barrio for producing excellent tango dancers.
Tomorrow we're going to get rid of a very, very bad person.
John J.: All right. OK.
Miguel: This country's going to be a better country because of it.
John J.: Whether that guy's rotten to the core should make a difference, but it doesn't. My job doesn't depend on a list of ...
English, Spanish, German
$64,474 (USA) (30 March 2003)
$970,185 (USA) (29 June 2003)
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