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Face/Off

1997-06-27 | Action / Crime
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Sean Archer, a very tough, rugged FBI Agent. Who is still grieving for his dead son Michael. Archer believes that his son's killer is his sworn enemy, a very powerful criminal, Castor Troy. One day, Archer has finally cornered Castor, however, their fight has knocked out Troy cold. As Archer finally breathes easy over the capture of his enemy, he finds out that Troy has planted a bomb that will destroy the entire city of Los Angeles and all of its inhabitants. Unfortunately the only other person who knows its location is Castor's brother Pollux, and he refuses to talk. The solution, a special operation doctor that can cut off people's faces, and can place a person's face onto another person. Archer undergoes one of those surgeries to talk to Pollux. However, Castor Troy somehow regains consciousness and now wants revenge on Archer for taking his face. Not only is Troy ruining Archer's mission, but his personal life as well. Archer must stop Troy again. This time, it's personal.
Director: John Woo
Stars: John Travolta, Nicolas Cage

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Sean Archer, a very tough, rugged FBI Agent. Who is still grieving for his dead son Michael. Archer believes that his son's killer is his sworn enemy, a very powerful criminal, Castor Troy. One day, Archer has finally cornered Castor, however, their fight has knocked out Troy cold. As Archer finally breathes easy over the capture of his enemy, he finds out that Troy has planted a bomb that will destroy the entire city of Los Angeles and all of its inhabitants. Unfortunately the only other person who knows its location is Castor's brother Pollux, and he refuses to talk. The solution, a special operation doctor that can cut off people's faces, and can place a person's face onto another person. Archer undergoes one of those surgeries to talk to Pollux. However, Castor Troy somehow regains consciousness and now wants revenge on Archer for taking his face. Not only is Troy ruining Archer's mission, but his personal life as well. Archer must stop Troy again. This time, it's personal..
The production budget of Face/Off was 80,000,000 USD.
The release date of Face/Off is June 27, 1997.
On April 29, 2021, there were 5281 public reaction to Face/Off including five stars, for a watch party, for heartbroken viewers, for when you want to cry, more rewarding.
The certification of Face/Off is R.
The casts of Face/Off are John Travolta starring as Sean Archer / Castor Troy, Nicolas Cage starring as Castor Troy / Sean Archer, Joan Allen starring as Eve Archer, Alessandro Nivola starring as Pollux Troy, Gina Gershon starring as Sasha Hassler, Dominique Swain starring as Jamie Archer.
The genre of Face/Off is Action,Crime,Science Fiction,Thriller.
The revenue of Face/Off was 245,676,146 USD.
The runtime of Face/Off is 138 minutes.
Face/Off won 1998 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA, 1998 ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards, 1998 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, 1998 MTV Movie + TV Awards, 1998 Rembrandt Awards, 1997 Jupiter Award, 1997 Sweden Fantastic Film Festival.
The full version of Face/Off is provided by Hulu , Amazon Video , YouTube , Google Play Movies , Apple iTunes , FandangoNOW , Vudu , Microsoft Store , Redbox , DIRECTV , Epix , fuboTV
The director of Face/Off is John Woo.