Starring: Nicolas Cage, John Travolta, Dominique Swain, Joan Allen, Gina Gershon, Nick Cassavetes, John Carroll Lynch, Robert Wisdom

Directed by: John Woo

Produced by: Paramount Pictures, Touchstone Pictures, WCG Entertainment

Distributed by: Paramount, Touchstone, Buena Vista

Genre: action/adventure

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Review by Xibo Date seen: June 27, 1997
Viewing Location: Secaucus Grade: A
Summary: An excellent John Woo hyperviolent film.
John Travolta plays an obsessed cop who manages capture his arch enemy, played Nicholas Cage (wasn't he just in Con Air?), after several years. The capture puts Cage into a coma while the bad guy's brother goes to jail. In order to learn more information about his organization, Travolta undergoes a bizarre operation where he trades facial skin with Cage, and then visits the brother in jail in hopes of tricking him into talking. Unfortunately Cage wakes up out of his coma, takes Travolta's face, raises hell. The movie is directed by John Woo, who is known for hardcore violence. The film is also a bit on the gory side in places. The chase scenes and shootouts are simply incredible, among the best ever done (Robert Rodriguez may have some competition). 

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Review by smeehrrr Date seen: May 21, 2003
Viewing Location: WA somewhere Grade: A+
Summary: I love this movie
Someday I hope to be wearing a long black coat and get out of a car and have it be all slow-mo and flappy in the wind and look as cool as Nic Cage does in this film.

Good story, great action, great acting. Visually stunning. In my opinion, one of John Woo's finest pieces of work. 

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