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The Assassins are the secondary antagonists of Joe Camp's 1979 mystery film by Paramount The Double McGuffin. They are Mr. Firat's henchmen.

Moras was portrayed by Rod Browning, and the others were portrayed by the football players, Ed "Too Tall" Jones and the late Lyle Alzado.

Role

At the beginning of the movie, the bigger assassin is seen at a train station handing a driver a briefcase and ordering him to deliver it to St. Moritz Hotel, the residence of Madame Kura. That night, Moras tries to assassinate the prime minister through a window, but misses. The next morning, the briefcase falls out of the car and into the woods. The briefcase is eventually found by a boy named Homer Rutledge and he discovers a large stash of money inside. He hides it in a culvert and tries to show it to his friends, only to discover a man's corpse instead, presumably the same driver the bigger assassin ordered to deliver the briefcase. They try to report it to Chief Talasek and he reluctantly heads out with them, but the body disappears. They later discover Mr. Firat with the briefcase and steal it to show it to Tally. However, Firat arrives and Tally refuses to open it at first until he reluctantly decides to open the case, only to find Kura's underwear. The following night, after the football game, Specks and Homer return to the woods and find the same briefcase in the same culvert, only to find a dismembered hand instead. They try to show it to Tally, but it disappears and they flee.

The next morning, Billy follows Friat to Hotel Bonnieux and the others follow him as well. Billy Ray reads a note by Moras to have Firat meet him at the Iron Horse bar and he spots them having a conversation at the bar. Specks and Foster keep watch of them, while Homer and Billy head to Firat's hotel room to hide a walkie-talkie to listen to the assassins' conversation. They discover a stack of rifles in their trunk and Billy notices that the phone is taken off the hook, so they leave the room. They are almost caught by the assassins, but manage to escape. The kids listen to their conversation on the walkie-talkie and overhear their assassination plot, but before they could listen to anymore of their discussion, the bearded assassin pours alcohol on the transciever, destroying it. The kids later notice the assassins setting up a homecoming party and come up with a plan to stop them.

The kids hire Arthur Honeycutt to help them and Foster distracts the assassins with a fire alarm, while Jody manages to take pictures of them. Specks, Homer and Arthur sneak into the computer programming room the following night and manage to print out information, while Billy and Foster sneak into Tally's office and print out information about the assassins. They learn that the assassins are known for murder, while Firat is only known for being an illegal immigrant from a Middle Eastern country called Kaboor. They learn that Firat and his men are after the prime minister and that Kura is the targeted victim.

That morning, Billy and Arthur head over to Kura's limousine to warn her about the assassination, but Firat appears and they flee. They try to head to the police station, but are thwarted by Firat and Billy is forced to dump the evidence to escape. The kids come up with a plan to take Tally to the evidence instead, so Arthur heads to the police station to inform Talasek, while Specks and Homer sneak into Firat's room with Foster distracting them with a fire alarm. They find the evidence and hide in the closet as the assassins arrive. As the assassins get their weapons out, Arthur and Tally arrive and Tally opens the trunk, only to find nothing. Tally confronts Arthur for deceiving him as the assassins stare at him until the telephone rings. Tally picks it up and holds the assassins at gunpoint after hearing what Specks' father said. Arthur opens the closet and reveals Specks and Homer tied up inside, having tricked Firat and his men. The police arrive and the assassins are arrested. Specks shows Tally the real evidence and Kura is now safe from Firat and his assassins.

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  • The two unnamed assassins are both played by football players, Ed "Too Tall" Jones and the late Lyle Alzado.

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