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Point of No Return (1993)

 -  Action | Crime | Thriller  -  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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for strong violence, and for language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 March 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Girl No. 5  »

Box Office

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£2,543,243 (UK) (13 August 1993)
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2.35 : 1
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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 »

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 »

Quotes

Karate Instructor: [does some karate moves and assumes a fighting stance] I've taken my guard. See if you can hit my face.
Maggie: [starts to circle the instructor, waving her hands and making sounds like Bruce Lee] Hooooo. Waaa!
Karate Instructor: Come on. COme on.
[Maggie continues circling and making the noises and hand motions]
Karate Instructor: Hit me. Come on. Hit me.
[Puzzled and impatient, the instructor looks away from Maggie, lowering his guard]
Karate Instructor: [frustrated] Aah.
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User Reviews

Better than expected; shame on the naysayers
16 October 2002 | by (Seoul, Korea) – See all my reviews

I thought this flick was good, and I'm SO glad that the film didn't resort to the typical Hollywood ending that other American remakes do (though it differed just a bit from the original "Nikita").

Admittedly, I'm biased in that I'm getting to be a big Bridget Fonda fan. And I agree with another reviewer that Fonda played a more likable character than the one in the French original.

Plus, the DVD's sound is great, though the picture is grainy.

All in all, a good film that doesn't deserve all the mudslinging it has gotten.


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