Face/OffDirector: John Woo, John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Joan Allen
The third of John Woo's American-made feature films, Face/Off stars John Travolta as Sean Archer, an FBI agent obsessed with capturing Castor Troy (Nicolas Cage), a criminal genius who years before killed Archer's son while trying to assassinate the agent. Archer's single-minded pursuit of Troy has caused serious harm to his marriage, but Archer thinks the light may have appeared at the end of the tunnel when a seriously wounded Troy is captured in a bloody shootout. However, it turns out that Troy has planted a time bomb, with a biological payload that could destroy the entire city of Los Angeles -- and Troy isn't about to say where it is. The only other person who knows the bomb's location is Troy's brother, Pollux (Alessandro Nivola), who is no more helpful than Castor. FBI scientists hatch a plan: they have developed an experimental surgery which would allow them to graft Troy's face temporarily on Archer's head and allow him to question Pollux as if he were his brother. But after Archer has taken Troy's face, Troy regains consciousness and forces the doctors to give him Archer's face. Now the criminal mastermind has the FBI at his disposal, and the lawman is underground with few places to turn. Along with Woo's usual elaborately choreographed action scenes, Face/Off features a number of notable supporting performances, including Joan Allen as Archer's wife, Colm Feore and C.C.H. Pounder as FBI scientists, and Gina Gershon as Troy's loyal but long-suffering girlfriend.
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Cast & Crew
|John Travolta||Sean Archer|
|Nicolas Cage||Castor Troy|
|Joan Allen||Eve Archer|
|Alessandro Nivola||Pollux Troy|
|Gina Gershon||Sasha Hassler|
|Dominique Swain||Jamie Archer|
|Nick Cassavetes||Dietrich Hassler|
|Colm Feore||Dr. Malcolm Walsh|
|John Carroll Lynch||Prison Guard Walton|
|CCH Pounder||Hollis Miller|
|Joe Bob Briggs||Shock Technician|
|Arthur Anderson||Asst. Director|
|Steve Arnold||Art Director|
|Lawrence James Cavanaugh||Special Effects|
|Michael Douglas||Executive Producer|
|David Kelson||Sound Mixer|
|Jonathan D. Krane||Executive Producer|
|Jeff Levine||Associate Producer|
|Garrett Lewis||Set Decoration/Design|
|Ellen Mirojnick||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Barrie M. Osborne||Producer|
|John Powell||Score Composer|
|Steven E. Reuther||Executive Producer|
|David Ronne||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Steven Schwartz||Set Decoration/Design|
|Barbara Ann Spencer||Set Decoration/Design|
|Neil Spisak||Production Designer|
|Gerald Sullivan||Set Decoration/Design|
|Suzan Wexler||Set Decoration/Design|
|Kevin Yagher||Makeup Special Effects|
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Wow, um this movie was weird. Over the top, but kind of fun in a way. I mean I heard a lot about this one. It was a little silly at times but in that so bad its good kind of fun, movie.
It wooed me through the entire film, excuse the pun. Action-packed and intelligently done for that type of genre, even Nicolas Cage was compelling. Face/Off is a complicated tale in which you have to pay attention. You might mix the bad guy with the good guy.
yes, this movie isn't quite the caliber that Woo's hong kong movies are, such as hard boiled, but it is a very solid, exciting, action-packed movie as far as american flicks go. travolta and cage complement each other on screen very well and scenes with the two of them together with dual pistols is electrifying. WOOOO!!
Travolta and CAGE are EXplosive in this movie. The suspense is so great you dont want it to end....and the movie is about 3hrs,,,couldn't get enough. Already Loved Travolta, now Loving Cage too!
A magnificent piece of entertainment. Good cast, great plotline, and true John Woo action. Travolta and Cage are perfect.
How does garbage like this even get made? Were the producers serious or is this a comedy version of a decent movie?
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