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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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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

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

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

Maggie: So... you're going to give me this 'chance.' What do I got to do?
Bob: Learn, Maggie. Learn to speak properly; learn to stand up straight for a start. Then languages, computers, and so on. Do something to help your country for a change.
Maggie: What if I'm not interested?
Bob: Row 48, Plot 12.
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Referenced in Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »

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EVERGLADE
Written by Jennifer Finch and Daniel Ray
Performed by L7
Courtesy of Slash Records
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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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