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Point of No Return (1993)

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A government fakes the death of a criminal to turn this young woman into a killer on its service.

Director:

John Badham

Writers:

Luc Besson (film La Femme Nikita), Robert Getchell (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bridget Fonda ... Maggie
Gabriel Byrne ... Bob
Dermot Mulroney ... J.P.
Miguel Ferrer ... Kaufman
Anne Bancroft ... Amanda
Olivia d'Abo ... Angela
Richard Romanus ... Fahd Bahktiar
Harvey Keitel ... Victor the Cleaner
Lorraine Toussaint ... Beth
Geoffrey Lewis ... Drugstore Owner
Mic Rodgers ... Cop
Michael Rapaport ... Big Stan
Ray Oriel Ray Oriel ... Burt
Spike McClure Spike McClure ... Johnny D
Lieux Dressler ... Johnny's Mom
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Storyline

Drug addict Maggie Hayward's consistent violence, even in police custody, ends in the execution chamber. However, top secret U.S. government Agent "Bob" arranges a staged death, so Maggie can be elaborately trained as a killer. She gets a new cover identity as saleswoman Claudia Anne Doran. She also finds a housemate, building super J.P., a broad-minded, gentle photographer. The two fall in love, and that complicates her government assignments. His influence extends to breeding in her a conscience that supplants her violent tendencies, and desire to continue work for the agency. Written by KGF Visser

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The Government gave her a choice. Death. Or life as an assassin. Now, there's no turning back.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, and for language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

19 March 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Girl No. 5 See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,160,389, 21 March 1993

Gross USA:

$30,038,362

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,038,362
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV) | (TV)

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Titles considered for the film were "The Assassin's Heart" and "Sweet Hot Steel". See more »

Goofs

In the opening store robbery and subsequent firefight with the police, one of the officers is using a rifle to pick off the criminals. Each time he fires, the accompanying sound effect is that of a firearm that is equipped with a sound suppressor, when it's apparent none is attached to the end of the rifle's barrel. See more »

Quotes

Victor: I'm Victor. I'm the cleaner.
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Alternate Versions

Because the original version was rated "Not under 18" in Germany, the film had to be cut to receive a "Not under 16" rating for video release and television broadcast. All scenes in which Victor kills somebody with his pistol were cut out. Also some fighting scenes with Maggie were shortened. See more »

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Remake of La Femme Nikita (1990) See more »

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User Reviews

Better than expected; shame on the naysayers
16 October 2002 | by peter07See all my reviews

I thought this flick was good, and I'm SO glad that the film didn't resort to the typical Hollywood ending that other American remakes do (though it differed just a bit from the original "Nikita").

Admittedly, I'm biased in that I'm getting to be a big Bridget Fonda fan. And I agree with another reviewer that Fonda played a more likable character than the one in the French original.

Plus, the DVD's sound is great, though the picture is grainy.

All in all, a good film that doesn't deserve all the mudslinging it has gotten.


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