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Ronin

Director:John Frankenheimer
Writers:J.D. Zeik and Richard Weisz
MGM; R; 121 minutes
Release:10/98
Cast:Robert De Niro, Jean Reno, Natascha McElhone, Stellan Skarsgard, Sean Bean, Skipp Sudduth, Michael Lonsdale and Jonathan Pryce

A well-cast, espionage thriller from one of the genre's most respected directors, John Frankenheimer. An international group of rapacious mercenaries band together to steal a briefcase, the contents of which are unknown. Though they are initially motivated by a big payday, each man finds higher reason to continue the deadly mission. De Niro's at ease in this action film, revealing the depths of his range as an actor. A gritty, edge-of-your-seal suspenser with action scenes that are at the same time incredible and entirely believable.


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