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Point of No Return (1993)

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... See full summary »

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Drugstore Owner
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Burt
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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 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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19 March 1993 (USA)  »

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Girl No. 5  »

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$30,038,362 (USA)
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Trivia

Titles considered for the film were "The Assassin's Heart" and "Sweet Hot Steel". See more »

Goofs

Bob's recollection of the location of Maggie's plot in the cemetery is inconsistent. He first said "Plot 48, row 12" and later: "Row 48, plot 12" 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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Connections

Featured in Banánové rybicky: Jak prezít manzelství (1999) See more »

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ZYDECO BOOGALOO
Written by Buckwheat Zydeco (as Stanley Dural Jr.)
Performed by Buckwheat Zydeco
Courtesy of Pounder Records Corp.
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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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