The Silencer (film)

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The Silencer
Directed by Robert Lee
Produced by Evan Tylor
John Curtis
Melanie Kilgour (associate producer)
David W.G. MacKenzie (executive producer)
Gary Howsam (executive producer)
Petros Tsaparas (executive producer)
Written by John Curtis
Starring Michael Dudikoff
Brennan Elliott
Terence Kelly
Gabrielle Miller
Music by Peter Allen
Cinematography Henry M. Lebo
Distributed by Trimark
Release date
  • September 26, 2000 (2000-09-26)
Running time
92 minutes
Language English

The Silencer is a 2000 action film directed by Robert Lee and starring Michael Dudikoff as a professional assassin hired to train a young man who may not be all he seems.

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