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Point of No Return (1993)

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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... 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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Trivia

Halle Berry expressed interest in playing Maggie Hayward and lobbied for the role but John Badham did not feel that she was right for the role. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

[in disguise as Angela]
Maggie: For Christ's sake, give me a fucking break and open ze stupid gate!
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Touch of Satan (1998) See more »

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
Written by Patty S. Hill and Mildred J. Hill
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Very enjoyable - Bridget Fonda's great
9 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a very well done action thriller. Instead of crazy stunts and too much violence - you feel the tension from empathy with the heroine played to perfection by Bridget Fonda. Bridget is slim and elegant and the transformation is quite fun to watch. It's like watching a supermodel action star.

Supporting cast are really well cast. Anne Bancroft makes a brief but memorable appearance. Gabriel Byrne adds some stature. Dermot Mulroney is charming. Harvey Keitel is effectively chilling.

The Nina Simone songs are great background. The score is atmospheric too.

This is a keeper.


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