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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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Bob
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Kaufman
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Angela
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Fahd Bahktiar
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Victor the Cleaner
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Beth
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Burt
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Storyline

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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John Badham:  room-service waiter. See more »

Goofs

A death sentence is given by a Washington, DC judge in 1993. The District of Columbia abolished the death penalty in 1981. See more »

Quotes

Bob: You can't just pout and decide you don't want to play anymore.
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Referenced in Kiss of the Dragon (2001) See more »

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CO-FET?
Written and Performed by John Delafose
Courtesy of Arhoolie Productions, Inc.
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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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