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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 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

Bridget Fonda's grandfather Henry Fonda and Miguel Ferrer's father José Ferrer appeared together in Gideon's Trumpet (1980). They also both played the character Lt. Barney Greenwald in The Caine Mutiny (1954) and the play The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial. Jose Ferrer appeared with Anne Bancroft in To Be or Not to Be (1983). See more »

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Bob's recollection of the location of Maggie's plot in the cemetery is inconsistent. He first said "Plot 48, row 12" and later: "Row 48, plot 12" 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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FEELING GOOD
Written by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley
Performed by Nina Simone
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Superb acting and cinematography let this Nikita remake shine.
18 May 2002 | by (Denver, CO) – See all my reviews

I've never seen the French film, Nikita, on which this is based, but it sounds superb. What drew me into this film was the presentation of the story, which focuses less on her as a professional killer and more on her humanity. In the French film, Nikita looks very forceful and aggressive. Fonda in "Point" seems more sensitive and feminine. I'm just going to have to see the French one. I'm not easy to impress and this film drew me in. Nikita must be awesome.

BRIDGET FONDA has a face one can just stare at for hours. It's a restrained performance. She plays a very conflicted character full of paradox. A proposal from her lover cause tears to well up in her eyes as she peers down the scope of her rifle at her latest target. She manages to keep a straight face when her friend is killed in front of her. She even manages a smile and says, "I never did mind about the little things." Fonda has such talent that she's able to portray pure calm with every muscle in her face while her eyes swim in terror and heartbreak.

HARVEY KEITEL is Victor, the Cleaner. His face is a stone. No smiles, frowns, or grimaces. He is heartless and emotionless. As he kills, his face remains stone cold. He says no unnecessary words. His answers are short, to the point. Superb. His performance is understated brilliance.

GABRIEL BYRNE has a knack for making his characters believable. He's harsh, yet sympathetic. He alone makes this movie worth watching.


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