Assassinations

Politically motivated murders! Hashshashin, Julius Caesar, Abraham Lincoln, the failed assassination of Teddy Roosevelt, the assassination that started World War I and more!

Music: “When That Man is Dead and Gone” by Glenn Miller

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Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford
Kevin: 8/10
Toren: 7/10
Joe: 7/10

Taxi Driver
Kevin: 9/10
Toren: 8/10
Joe: 9/10

Dead Zone
Kevin: 7/10
Toren: 7/10

The Baker
Toren: 7/10

Bourne Identity
Kevin: 8/10
Toren: 8/10
Joe: 8/10

The Terminator
Kevin: 8/10
Toren: 8/10
Joe: 9/10

Mars Attacks!
Kevin: 7/10
Toren: 6/10
Joe: 6/10

In The Line Of Fire
Kevin: 7/10

Valkyrie
Kevin: 5/10

Inglourious Basterds
Kevin: 9/10
Toren: 7/10
Joe: 10/10

Milk
Kevin: 7/10
Joe: 6/10

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
Toren: 6/10
Joe: 6/10

Manchurian Candidate (1962)
Kevin: 8/10
Toren: 7/10

Manchurian Candidate (2004)
Toren: 7/10

21 Responses

  1. Don’t worry about the remake of The Manchurian Candidate Kevin. They throw in ANOTHER plot twist at the end to offset the ridiculous blunder of revealing the mother in the trailer. That didn’t make the film any more enjoyable for me. Your enjoyment may vary.

    Given Toren’s penchant for creepy crawlies, I’m surprised you didn’t mention the Assassin bug!

    Nat Geo footage about the assassin bug…

  2. Don’t worry about the remake of The Manchurian Candidate Kevin. They throw in ANOTHER plot twist at the end to offset the ridiculous blunder of revealing the mother in the trailer. That didn’t make the film any more enjoyable for me. Your enjoyment may vary.

    Given Toren’s penchant for creepy crawlies, I’m surprised you didn’t mention the Assassin bug!

    Nat Geo footage about the assassin bug…

  3. I went on Netflix to find The Baker, but the only assassin/baker film I can find is called “Assassin in love” about an assassin hiding out in a town from employers and becoming a baker. Is this the film you meant or is it a total coincidence?

  4. I went on Netflix to find The Baker, but the only assassin/baker film I can find is called “Assassin in love” about an assassin hiding out in a town from employers and becoming a baker. Is this the film you meant or is it a total coincidence?

  5. Hey guys,

    Love the show. I thought I’d chime in for a follow up to the assassination episode. As a one-off there was mention of the Caesar salad being named after Julius Caesar. I had learned recently that, in fact, that the Caesar salad is named for its inventor – Caesar Cardini. He was a restaurateur in Tijuana when he threw it together in 1924.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caesar_salad

    Keep up the good work. Nice to see some fellow Canadians representin’!

  6. Hey guys,

    Love the show. I thought I’d chime in for a follow up to the assassination episode. As a one-off there was mention of the Caesar salad being named after Julius Caesar. I had learned recently that, in fact, that the Caesar salad is named for its inventor – Caesar Cardini. He was a restaurateur in Tijuana when he threw it together in 1924.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caesar_salad

    Keep up the good work. Nice to see some fellow Canadians representin’!

    1. Probably could have mentioned Pierre Laporte, but then we would have gotten into the whole FLQ thing, and I was afraid that we didn’t have enough time to get into it. I did specifically mention that we were going to talk about the only Canadian assassination at the FEDERAL level….. I guess we’ll have to save it for FOLLOW-UPS!

  7. Another great assassination movie is the Chinese film The Emperor and the Assassin.

  8. Another great assassination movie is the Chinese film The Emperor and the Assassin.

  9. Huge fan of this episode, but im sad that the assassination of Rasputin was not covered as well as i would have hoped. Maybe it will show up in a follow up?

  10. A video of Christer Pettersson, (possibly the assassin of Olof Palme), singing “Rövarvisan” (The robber song), a famous children’s song in Sweden. Christer was actually consireded a promising actor in his youth, regarded as “the best student ever” by his drama teacher, before alcohol and drugs detroyed his life. There’s loads of videos of Christer on youtube. He’s sort of a legend in Sweden because of his strange behaviour and many weird tv-appearances in the 90’s. He would admit the murder of Palme to the reporters one week and then go on a drunken rant the next week and take it back. Also, he killed a guy with a screwdriver in the 70’s and was convicted (I think) of manslaughter.

  11. A video of Christer Pettersson, (possibly the assassin of Olof Palme), singing “Rövarvisan” (The robber song), a famous children’s song in Sweden. Christer was actually consireded a promising actor in his youth, regarded as “the best student ever” by his drama teacher, before alcohol and drugs detroyed his life. There’s loads of videos of Christer on youtube. He’s sort of a legend in Sweden because of his strange behaviour and many weird tv-appearances in the 90’s. He would admit the murder of Palme to the reporters one week and then go on a drunken rant the next week and take it back. Also, he killed a guy with a screwdriver in the 70’s and was convicted (I think) of manslaughter.

  12. Nearly related is the famous assassin-filled film Grosse Point Blank. Can’t remember if that was mentioned in a follow-up or not, but figured I’d add it for posterity. 🙂

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