hardened criminal Maggie Hayward's consistence violence, even in police custody, ends in the execution chamber. However, top-secret US government agency official 'Bob' arranges a staged ... See full summary »
Armed with a license to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007 and must defeat a weapons dealer in a high stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, but things are not what they seem.
hardened criminal Maggie Hayward's consistence violence, even in police custody, ends in the execution chamber. However, top-secret US government agency official 'Bob' arranges a staged death, so she can be elaborately trained as phantom killer and subdued into obedience. As a cover, she gets a new identity as saleswoman Claudia Anne Doran. And a wonderful house-mate, building super J.P., a broad-minded, gentle photographer. The two fall in love, but that complicates hit jobs. His good influence extends to breeding her a conscience that puts love over business, alas unlike Bob's agency. Written by
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, ended up starring Sylvester Stallone after Seagal dropped out. See more »
In the bathroom she drops the gun in the water full of bubbles, but she never put bubbles in. See more »
Oh, I think she's saying, "Stick it in me twice a day, and I'll do anything for you. I'll lick the ground you walk on."
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La Femme Nikita is no doubt a great movie . . . but I think it's snobbery to call Point of No Return crap.
I found myself caring much more for Fonda's character than the original Nikita. Nikita was very dark and cold which worked great for the psychological thrills -- but at the end of the movie I didn't feel as much compassion for Nikita. Point of No Return is much warmer and the love story is more passionate. I think the Point Of No Return characters were better developed, but the action scenes could have been better.
I watch Point of No Return twice as much as I watch La Femme Nikita. They are both great films. If you like dark action and/or turn your nose up at American remakes...watch Nikita. If you like a well-rounded movie with action and a love story watch Point of No Return.
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