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Point of No Return (1993)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  19 March 1993 (USA)
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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 a 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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Girl No. 5  »

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

In Europe and Asia, the film was retitled "The Assassin" after it under performed in the US with its original title. Warner felt the new title would help sell the action element. See more »

Goofs

When Maggie opens the box for the first time in the restaurant her pistol, Hammerli 280, is unloaded while Bob says "Its loaded". There is only one clip in the box. In the next cut there are two clips in the box and the pistol is in fact loaded. See more »

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Bob: You can't just pout and decide you don't want to play anymore.
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HERE COMES THE SUN
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Performed by Nina Simone
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If you can get past the brutality you might enjoy it.
28 August 2003 | by (Conn) – See all my reviews

This IS a really brutal movie-I usually don't like violence in movies but in this case the violence was sort of neccessary for the overall subject at hand. Once I got past that, I really enjoyed this in a way that surprised me because it wouldn't be the type of pic I'd usally watch.

I think Gabriel Byrne is what made this movie. He was great as Bob and the chemistry between him and maggie/Nina was overwhelming. I think this was a movie made good by the cast. I thought Fonda and Byrne were incredible.

I wouldn't call this "dreary" as much as sometimes brutal with alot of violence. Still it's a good movie, I think besides the incredible chemistry between Byrne and Fonda the story was moving and makes you want to know what happens nest.

Harvey Keitel was positively creepy as the Cleaner! There are some really-well- for lack of a better term icky scenes in the movie but the acting is first rate and holds your attention.

There are some negatives to: to much violence that seemed kind of for shock value, after awhile it becomes a bit much:ok we get the idea. The AMMOUNT of shootings, explosions etc detracts from the wonderful acting and powerful story at hand, they could have minimized the brutality A LITTLE.

Also, Gabriel Byrne and Bridget Fonda should have had more scenes together, their chemistry is what made the movie. I understand, looking at imdb comments that this is a remake and I didn't know that before, but although this movie is very engrossing it doesn't get up to 10 status. Stil, it's defintely worth seeing if you have a strong stomach and haven't seen it.


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