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Woo returns to his blood-soaked, violence-as-poetry-in-motion roots with the story of a fed who assumes the identity of the presumed-dead terrorist who killed his son. When the master criminal wakes up, he "steals" the cop's identity. Travolta's back for another wild ride, eating up the scenery when he takes on the bad-guy role. Cage, fresh from action hits in "The Rock" and "Con Air" gets to study the nature of good and evil (another Woo specialty) while he learns the nuances of the "leap across the room with two pistols blazing" move. Woo's Hong Kong efforts have always explored the blurry line between the good guys and the bad guys, and with Cage and Travolta, he has the perfect actors to display his findings. Woo cultists will welcome the return to the old style, while those only familiar with his stateside work will understand what all the fuss was about.

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Available on Running time 140 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
FBI, Terrorism, Plastic Surgery, Not-So-True Identity, Men in Prison, L.A., Revenge, Boom!, Great Escapes, Great Death Scenes, Escaped Cons, Top Grossing Films of 1997, Brothers & Sisters, Coma
Screenplay
Mike Werb, Michael Colleary
Cast
John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Joan Allen, Alessandro Nivola, Gina Gershon, Nick Cassavetes, Dominique Swain, Harve Presnell, Margaret Cho, CCH Pounder, Colm Feore, John Carroll Lynch, Matt Ross
Cinematography
Oliver Wood
Director
John Woo
Music
John Powell
Producer
Christopher Godsick, Barrie M. Osborne, Jonathan D. Krane, Michael Douglas, Steven Reuther, WCG Entertainment, Paramount Pictures

Awards

MTV Movie Awards 1998: On-Screen Duo (John Travolta/Nicolas Cage), Action Seq.

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Nicholle

Face/Off is a really good movie. There's a lot of action and non-stop entertainment. I remember this movie used to be on the movie channels when it first came out and my dad would watch it all the time. I remember sitting and watching it with him. This is definitely the type of movie this will keep you on the edge of your seat. Theres suspence, good humor, and action. There's also a great set of actors in the cast. John Travolta and Nicholas Cage are just two of the awesome cast. This is definitely a must see movie. If your a fan of either of the two actors I just mentioned, then you'll definitely be interested in this movie.

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Dtone

The music makes this movie excellent! Just listen to it!