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Hardened criminal Maggie Hayward's consistent violence, even in police custody, ends in the execution chamber. However, top-secret US government agent 'Bob' arranges a staged death, so ... See full summary »

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Hardened criminal Maggie Hayward's consistent violence, even in police custody, ends in the execution chamber. However, top-secret US government agent 'Bob' arranges a staged death, so Maggie can be elaborately trained as phantom killer and subdued into obedience. She gets a new cover identity as saleswoman Claudia Anne Doran. She also gets a wonderful house-mate, building super J.P., a broad-minded, gentle photographer. The two fall in love, and that complicates hit jobs. His good influence extends to breeding in her a conscience that places love over business, unlike Bob's agency. Written by KGF Vissers

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


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

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19 March 1993 (USA)  »

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Girl No. 5  »

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£2,543,243 (UK) (13 August 1993)
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Trivia

Titled "Nikita" during filming, Producer Art Linson and Warner settled on a new title during post production that Warner owned -- "The Specialist". However, two months before the film was to be released, Linson was contacted by Warner exec, Bruce Berman, and told that the title would be changed to "Point of No Return". Warner gave the working title to an upcoming Steven Seagal vehicle which was yet-to-be-filmed. Ultimately that movie, The Specialist (1994), ended up starring Sylvester Stallone after Seagal dropped out. See more »

Goofs

The album sleeve which Bob holds in the final scene with JP is clearly empty. See more »

Quotes

Angela: Enough vis ze fucking tea already!
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Jane Lynch/Bruno Mars (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

HERE COMES THE SUN
Written by George Harrison
Performed by Nina Simone
Courtesy of the PCA Records Label of EMG Music
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User Reviews

Better than expected; shame on the naysayers
16 October 2002 | by (Seoul, Korea) – See 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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