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The Assassin's Code

Year: 2018
Country: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 95 minutes

The Assassin's Code
The Assassin's Code
The Assassin's Code


Michael Connelly is a newbie in the Cleveland Police Department. However, his family name is well known among its ranks. Michael’s father was a longtime member of the force, but he disgraced the uniform after a drug scandal revealed he was crooked. Determined to escape the shadow of his dad’s abysmal reputation, Michael convinces his reluctant boss to make him lead detective on a major case. A million dollars of drugs were stolen from police custody, and the prior detective on the assignment was murdered. For both Michael and the CPD, there’s a lot at stake. His investigation soon points towards a crime network that will prove difficult to infiltrate. He’ll also face resistance from a police department that wants to maintain the status quo. Along the way, Michael will learn more about his father than he ever knew before. At its core, THE ASSASSIN’S CODE is a film about proving yourself. It’s also an action-packed crime thriller that will leave you on the edge of your seat. —E.F.

CIFF42 Screenings

Capitol Theatre

Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 8:30 PM

Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 2:50 PM

Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 7:30 PM

Local Heroes Competition

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David A. Armstrong

David A. Armstrong holds an M.F.A. in cinematography from the American Film Institute and a B.F.A. from California Institute of the Arts. He served as director of photography for the “Saw” film franchise, one of the largest-grossing horror film franchises in history. Armstrong is a film industry veteran, with credits on over 100 feature film and television productions.

"Pawn" (2013), THE ASSASSIN'S CODE (2017)

WIlliam K. Baker, David A. Armstrong

Edward Lee Cornett, Valerie Grant

Ed Wu

Sasha Dylan Bell

Principal Cast
Justin Chatwin, Peter Stormare, Mark Thompson, Robin Thomas, Yancy Butler, Elizabeth Anweis, Rich Grosso

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