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Point of No Return (1993)

Drug addict 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... See full summary »

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Drug addict 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 a killer. She gets a new cover identity as saleswoman Claudia Anne Doran. She also finds a house-mate, 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.


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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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$30,038,362 (USA)
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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 »

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Claudia/Maggie's tattoo on her neck disappears and reappears throughout the movie. See more »

Quotes

Bob: Ask Me why im so serious
Maggie: Why are you so serious?
Bob: Cos iv'e got serious stuff to tell you Maggie for Margaret.
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Remake of La Femme Nikita (1990) See more »

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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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3 April 2004 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

The English version of the French movie La Femme Nikita. I think it is quite well done, and I enjoyed it.

A druggie girl kills a cop and is sentenced to death. She is given the "opportunity" to live, if she does what they say, and becomes an assassin. To the rest of the world she died.

She is determined, and she doesn't play well with others, but if she doesn't start playing their game, she really will be in her grave.. I'm not giving away any more.

But I would recommend it, it's worth seeing. Especially if you like Bridget Fonda, who kicks arse in this movie.


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