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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 US government agent 'Bob' arranges a staged death, so Maggie can... 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 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

Luc Besson declined the opportunity to remake his French hit La Femme Nikita (1990). See more »

Goofs

In the opening store robbery and subsequent firefight with the police, one of the officers is using a rifle to pick off the criminals. Each time he fires, the accompanying sound effect is that of a firearm that is equipped with a sound suppressor, when it's apparent none is attached to the end of the rifle's barrel. See more »

Quotes

[Bob is waiting for Maggie as she returns from an 'assignment']
Bob: How are you?
Maggie: I just blew up a hotel. How the hell do you think I am?
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I WANT A LITTLE SUGAR IN MY BOWL
Written and Performed by Nina Simone
Courtesy of the PCA Records Label of EMG Music
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3 April 2004 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

The English version of the French movie La Femme Nikita. I think it is quite well done, and I enjoyed it.

A druggie girl kills a cop and is sentenced to death. She is given the "opportunity" to live, if she does what they say, and becomes an assassin. To the rest of the world she died.

She is determined, and she doesn't play well with others, but if she doesn't start playing their game, she really will be in her grave.. I'm not giving away any more.

But I would recommend it, it's worth seeing. Especially if you like Bridget Fonda, who kicks arse in this movie.


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