Drug addict 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...
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Drug addict 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 killer. She gets a new cover identity as saleswoman Claudia Anne Doran. She also finds a house-mate, building super J.P., a broad-minded, gentle photographer. The two fall in love, and that complicates her government assignments. His influence extends to breeding in her a conscience that supplants her violent tendencies and desire to continue work for the agency. Written by
The weapon used for Maggie's "final exam" in the restaurant was a Hämmerli model 280 semi-automatic .22-caliber pistol. It was specially designed for Bridget Fonda's use - with custom chroming and a modification allowing it to fire blanks. See more »
A death sentence is given by a Washington, DC judge in 1993. The District of Columbia abolished the death penalty in 1981. See more »
[Bob is waiting for Maggie as she returns from an 'assignment']
How are you?
I just blew up a hotel. How the hell do you think I am?
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Being a remake of Luc Besson's "Nikita" (1990), this is quite an average hollywood remake of a very interesting french movie. The french original is much better in terms of direction and story, but Bridget Fonda's acting is marvellous, outstanding and considerably better than her french counterpart's in "Nikita". And this is exactly the reason to watch this movie, Fonda's performance is a thing you should definitely not miss.
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