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Sean Archer is a government agent whose son was killed in a terrorist act by Castor Troy. Sean takes on the face of Castpr in a plot to bring down a terrorist group. However, Castor, who was believed dead but merely in a coma, wakes up and does the same. Soon, they are pitted against one another.
In order to catch him, he must become him.
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Release Date: June 27, 1997
Runtime: 138 mins
All Genres: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Languages: English, Latin
Sound: DTS, Dolby Digital
IMDB Rating: 7.2
Brimstone Pit Rating: 8.2 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With F
MPAA Rating: R
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated R for intense sequences of strong violence, and for strong language.
John Travolta ...Sean Archer / Castor Troy
Nicolas Cage ...Castor Troy / Sean Archer
Joan Allen ...Dr. Eve Archer
Alessandro Nivola ...Pollux Troy
Gina Gershon ...Sasha Hassler
Dominique Swain ...Jamie Archer
Nick Cassavetes ...Dietrich Hassler
Harve Presnell ...Victor Lazarro
Colm Feore ...Dr. Malcolm Walsh
John Carroll Lynch ...Walton, Prison Guard
CCH Pounder ...Dr. Holllis Miller
Robert Wisdom ...Tito Biondi
Margaret Cho ...Wanda
James Denton ...Buzz (as Jamie Denton)
Matt Ross ...Loomis
Chris Bauer ...Ivan Dubov
Myles Jeffrey ...Michael Archer
David McCurley ...Adam Hassler
Thomas Jane ...Burke Hicks
Tommy Flanagan ...Leo (as Tommy J. Flanagan)
Dana Smith ...Lars
Romy Windsor ...Kimberly (as Romy Walthall)
Paul Hipp ...Fitch
Kirk Baltz ...Aldo
Lauren Sinclair ...Agent Winters
Ben Reed ...Pilot
Lisa Boyle ...Cindee
Linda Hoffman ...Livia
Danny Masterson ...Karl
Father Michael Rocha ...Priest
» [more cast members]
Jonathan D. Krane
Barrie M. Osborne
Face/off Horror Film Trailer 1
"The Hallelujah Chorus - Since By Man Came Death"
Pamina's aria "Ach, ich fühl's"
From 2nd act of the opera 'Die Zauberflöte'
By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Hungarian Festival Chorus and Failoni Orchestra, Budapest
Elizabeth Norberg-Schulz, soprano
Courtesy of Naxos of America
By Arrangement with Source/Q
"Papa's Got A Brand New Bag (Part I)"
"Prelude in D-Flat, Op. 28, No. 15 ('Raindrop')"
"Over The Rainbow"
"Don't Lose Your Head"
More Movie Taglines:
- In order to catch him, he must become him.
- To destroy your enemy, you must find him, face him, and then... become him.
- It's like looking in a mirror
- only not
- Only one will survive
- In order to trap him, he must become him. [DVD]
- Castor Troy: You watch your FUCKING mouth!
[after waking from his coma and watching a video of his surgery] Castor Troy: Hello, Doctor. I hope you don't mind: I took a few of your groovy painkillers. I'm just enjoying some of your greatest hits here. Oh God, this is excellent. Oh, bravo. Bra-fucking-vo.
Dietrich: Hey Sean, how's your dead son?
Castor Troy: Well, I've gotta go. I've got a government job to abuse, and a lonely wife to fuck.
Castor Troy: If you dress like Halloween, ghouls will try to get in your pants.
- The studio wanted John Woo to take the slash out of the title, but he kept it in so people wouldn't think it was a hockey movie.
The script as presented to director John Woo was set in the future, but Woo suggested changing the setting to the present to focus on the dramatic and psychological elements of the storyline.
The boat chase at the end of the film was originally intended for Hard Target (1993), also directed by John Woo.
In The Rock (1996), Nicolas Cage's character says he drives a beige Volvo. After escaping from the prison, Archer (Cage) steals a beige Volvo.
Also, In Con Air (1997), the 2nd of the "trilogy," Cameron Poe (Cage) drops the dead body of "Pinball" from the plane, and it falls onto a beige Volvo.
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