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Point of No Return (1993)

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Drug addict Maggie Hayward's consistent violence, even in police custody, ends in the execution chamber. However, top secret U.S. government Agent "Bob" arranges a staged death, so Maggie ... See full summary »



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Drug addict Maggie Hayward's consistent violence, even in police custody, ends in the execution chamber. However, top secret U.S. 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 housemate, 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 KGF Visser

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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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Release Date:

19 March 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Girl No. 5  »


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Michael W. Watkins: Last guard at the gate during the escape. See more »


Claudia/Maggie's tattoo on her neck disappears and reappears throughout the movie. See more »


Bob: You stupid ignorant little girl. You think you can just pout and decide that you don't want to play anymore? I mean where do you think you are? Don't you understand anything that I've said?
Maggie: I mean it.
Bob: You don't know what you're talking about.
Maggie: I'm through! I'm out!
Bob: Listen, which word don't you understand? There is no out, there is no through, there is no out!
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Referenced in Beastie Boys: Video Anthology (2000) See more »


Written by Carlos Rigual, Mario Rigual and Carlos A. Martinoli (as Carlos Alberto Martinoli)
Performed by Vikki Carr
Courtesy of EMI Records Group / EMI Records
by arrangement with CEMA Special Markets
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Better than expected; shame on the naysayers
16 October 2002 | by 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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