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Writers (WGA):
Luc Besson (film La Femme Nikita)
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Release Date:
19 March 1993 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The Government gave her a choice. Death. Or life as an assassin. Now, there's no turning back.
Plot:
Drug addict Maggie Hayward's consistent violence, even in police custody, ends in the execution chamber... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Violent, stupid but enjoyable See more (125 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bridget Fonda ... Maggie

Gabriel Byrne ... Bob

Dermot Mulroney ... J.P.

Miguel Ferrer ... Kaufman

Anne Bancroft ... Amanda

Olivia d'Abo ... Angela

Richard Romanus ... Fahd Bahktiar

Harvey Keitel ... Victor the Cleaner

Lorraine Toussaint ... Beth

Geoffrey Lewis ... Drugstore Owner

Mic Rodgers ... Cop

Michael Rapaport ... Big Stan
Ray Oriel ... Burt
Spike McClure ... Johnny D

Lieux Dressler ... Johnny's Mom

John Capodice ... Detective
Carmen Zapata ... Judge
Calvin Levels ... Computer Instructor
Michael Runyard ... Weapons Instructor
Bill M. Ryusaki ... Karate Instructor
Jan Speck ... Kaufman's Assistant
Francesco Messina ... Waiter in Restaurant

Peter Mark Vasquez ... Guard in Booth
Wendy L. Davies ... Shopping Woman

James Handy ... Operative
Lee Dupree ... Guy with Gun
David Sosna ... Operative with Headset
Bruce Barnes ... New Orleans Thug
Jaqueline Koch ... V.I.P. Woman
Kenny Endoso ... Angela's Bodyguard

Gary Kasper ... Angela's Bodyguard
Rosalind Jue ... Maid
Eric Cohen ... Valet

François Chau ... Building Security Guard
Joe Garcia ... Hassan
Frank Girardeau ... Policeman
Clark Heathcliff Brolly ... Male Student (as Clark Heathcliffe Brolly)

Jodie Markell ... Female Student

Robert Harvey ... Police Detective

Harry Perry ... Venice Guitar Player
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Robert Apisa ... The V.I.P. (Maggie's First Kill) (uncredited)

John Badham ... Room-Service Waiter (uncredited)
Richard Chapman Jr. ... Ted (uncredited)
Jay Speed Forney ... Martial arts instructor (uncredited)
Robert Gruenberg Jr. ... Chainsaw juggler (uncredited)
Bob Gunter ... Dead Cleaner in Step Van (uncredited)

Leon Herbert ... Jim (uncredited)
Robert Hines ... Dead Cleaner in Step Van (uncredited)

David R. Maier ... Compound Guard (uncredited)

Ronnie Rondell Jr. ... Bodyguard with Mustache in Kitchen (uncredited)
Michael W. Watkins ... Gate Guard (uncredited)
Coffee Wright ... Female Student (uncredited)

Directed by
John Badham 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Luc Besson (film La Femme Nikita)

Robert Getchell (screenplay) and
Alexandra Seros (screenplay)

Produced by
D.J. Caruso .... associate producer
James Herbert .... co-producer
Art Linson .... producer
David Sosna .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Hans Zimmer 
 
Cinematography by
Michael W. Watkins (director of photography) (as Michael Watkins)
 
Film Editing by
Frank Morriss 
 
Casting by
Bonnie Timmermann 
 
Production Design by
Philip Harrison 
 
Art Direction by
Sydney Z. Litwack 
 
Set Decoration by
Julia Badham  (as Julia Laughlin)
 
Costume Design by
Marlene Stewart 
 
Makeup Department
R. Christopher Biggs .... special makeup effects artist
Kimberly Felix .... makeup artist
Vivian McAteer .... hair stylist
Khanh Trance .... wig maker
Toni-Ann Walker .... hair stylist: Ms. Fonda (as Toni Walker)
Lizbeth Williamson .... makeup artist: Ms. Fonda
 
Production Management
James Herbert .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
D.J. Caruso .... second unit director
Ronald Chong .... second assistant director (as Ronnie Chong)
David D'Ovidio .... second second assistant director (as David L. D'Ovido)
Eric Oliver .... dga trainee
Carla Reinke .... second assistant director (as Carla McCloskey)
Tracy Rosenthal-Newsom .... first assistant director: second unit (as Tracy Rosenthal)
David Sosna .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
James R. Bayliss .... set designer (as James Bayliss)
Jonathan Bobbitt .... swing gang (as Jonathan D. Bobbitt)
Joseph C. Fama .... construction coordinator
Louis S. Fleming .... property master
Roger G. Fortune .... set designer
John Hinkle .... stand-by painter
Darrell Huntsman .... head greensman (as Darryl Huntsman)
Kristin Frances Jones .... swing gang (as Kristin F. Jones)
Scott W. Leslie .... assistant property master (as Scott Leslie)
Robert S. McDonald .... general foreman
Eric Orbom .... set designer (as Eric W. Orbom)
Vic Petrotta Jr. .... assistant property master (as Vic Petrotta)
Vic Petrotta Jr. .... property master: second unit (as Vic Petrotta)
Edward J. Protiva .... swing gang
Eric Ramirez .... swing gang
Rudy Reachi .... assistant property master
Terry Sheffield .... swing gang
Wayne Shepherd .... swing gang (as Wayne E. Shepard)
Brett C. Smith .... leadman (as Brett Smith)
Louis Terry .... swing gang
Sally Thornton .... set designer
 
Sound Department
Wayne Artman .... re-recording mixer
Kevin B. Barron .... assistant sound editor (as Kevin L. Poor)
Kelly L. Boisseau .... assistant sound editor
Willie D. Burton .... sound mixer
Tom E. Dahl .... re-recording mixer (as Tom Dahl)
James J. Isaacs .... supervising sound editor
Dale Johnston .... supervising sound editor
Franklin Jones Jr. .... re-recording mixer (as Frank Jones)
Marvin E. Lewis .... boom operator
William L. Manger .... supervising sound editor
Richard Oswald .... supervising sound editor
Solange S. Schwalbe .... supervising sound editor (as Solange Schwalbe-Boisseau)
 
Special Effects by
Peter Albiez .... special effects
Larz Anderson .... special effects
Albert Delgado .... special effects foreman
Gary L. Karas .... special effects
Kelly Kerby .... special effects
Robert L. Olmstead .... special effects
Ken Pepiot .... special effects coordinator
Gintar Repecka .... special effects
Thomas R. Ward .... special effects
 
Stunts
Steven Chambers .... stunt player (as Steve Chambers)
Shane Dixon .... stunt player
Cheryl Wheeler Duncan .... stunt player (as Cheryl Wheeler-Dixon)
Annie Ellis .... stunt player
Joyce McNeal .... stunt player
Manny Perry .... stunt player
Mic Rodgers .... stunt coordinator
Ronnie Rondell Jr. .... stunt player (as Ronald R. Rondell)
R.A. Rondell .... stunt player
Keith Tellez .... stunt player
Danny Wynands .... stunt player (as Dan Wynands)
Szumai Anderson .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Howard Bachrach .... stunts (uncredited)
Doc Duhame .... stunts (uncredited)
George Giordano .... stunt double (uncredited)
Henry Kingi .... stunts (uncredited)
Mark Lonsdale .... stunts (uncredited)
Mic Rodgers .... stunts (uncredited)
Christopher J. Tuck .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark Abbott .... chief lighting technician (as Mark Abbot)
Eric D. Andersen .... camera operator: second unit
Alex Barraza .... best boy
Thomas Browne .... key grip: second unit (as Thomas V. Browne)
Richmond G. Cogswell .... video assist operator (as Richmond Cogswell)
Glenn Corbett .... rigging gaffer
Michael Ferris .... director of photography: second unit
Dylan Goss .... second assistant camera
John M. Hennessy .... dolly grip
Ronald E. High .... camera operator
Michael Krueger .... rigging gaffer
Tom May .... key grip (as Thomas P. May)
Richard B. McCormick .... dolly grip
Jeff McGrath .... chief lighting technician: second unit
Mark Mele .... rigging electrician
Randy Nolen .... camera operator
Jeffrey Norvet .... first assistant camera (as Jeffrey W. Norvett)
Aaron Pazanti .... camera operator: second unit
Steve Peterson .... first assistant camera (as W. Steven Peterson)
Steve Robertson .... best boy grip
Alex Rodriguez .... assistant chief lighting technician
Ian Seabrook .... 2nd assistant camera: 2nd unit
John Stradling .... second assistant camera
Bruce W. Talamon .... still photographer
Richard Tim Vanik .... camera operator (as Richard T. Vanik)
Thomas Loizeaux .... camera operator (uncredited)
Joseph T. Terranova .... set lighting technician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Sandra Luckow .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eduardo Castro .... wardrobe supervisor
Dorrie E. Halperin .... wardrobe: women
Melissa Merwin .... key costumer (as Melissa E. Merwin)
Hans Georg Struhar .... wardrobe: men (as Hans-Gregor Struhar)
 
Editorial Department
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter
Jeff Jones .... associate editor
Kevin Stitt .... assistant editor
David Tweet .... assistant editor
 
Location Management
Deborah Laub .... location manager
Alex Reid .... assistant location manager
William T. Schneider .... location manager
Steven Shkolnik .... location manager
 
Music Department
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist
Alex Gibson .... music editor
Nick Glennie-Smith .... composer: additional music
Norman Ludwin .... musician (bass)
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Christopher Ward .... composer assistant
Sherry Whitfield .... music editor
Nico Golfar .... score wrangler (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Howard Bachrach .... transportation captain: second unit
Alan Falco .... transportation captain
Jack Lietzke .... transportation coordinator
Richard Burch .... driver: insert car (uncredited)
Craig Lietzke .... driver (uncredited)
Dan Romero .... transportation co-captain (uncredited)
 
Other crew
David Ascher .... staff assistant
Michael S. Berlly .... staff assistant
Sandra Bolish .... first aid
Jonathan Brandstein .... production associate
Brian Callier .... macintosh 24-frame sync
Cammie Crier .... executive assistant: Mr. Badham
Tony Didio Jr. .... weapons specialist
Cord Douglas .... staff assistant
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
Kristine Foti .... staff assistant
Damian Ganczewski .... assistant production secretary
Elizabeth Harmon .... staff assistant
Wendell Harvey .... staff assistant
Brian Herbert .... assistant: Mr. Byrne
Maureen Higgins .... assistant accountant
Suzanne Keith .... staff assistant
Linda Klein .... technical advisor: medical
David Krudis .... payroll accountant
David Krudis .... staff assistant
Harry Lu .... weapon specialist
Dana Mackey .... staff assistant
Susan Malerstein-Watkins .... script supervisor (as Susan Malerstein)
Todd A. Marks .... computer systems coordinator
Dorene Lauer Martin .... unit publicist
John Monsour .... macintosh 24-frame sync
Angela O'Neill .... assistant: Ms. Fonda
Cynthia Quan .... production accountant
Sharron Reynolds .... script supervisor: second unit (as Sharon Reynolds)
Patti Roberts-Nelson .... production associate (as Patti Roberts Nelson)
David Sosna .... computer systems designer
Mark Suveg .... craft service
Mike Wacker .... staff assistant (as Michael 'Forehead' Wacker)
Randy Walker .... technical advisor: police
Victoria A. Zamora .... staff assistant (as Victoria Zamora)
Anna Zappia .... production secretary
Michael Burnett .... lifecast of Bridget Fonda (uncredited)
Bill Daly .... post-production accountant (uncredited)
Ante Novakovic .... assistant: Harvey Keitel (uncredited)
 

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Also Known As:
"The Assassin" - Australia, International (English title), UK (video title), USA (video title)
"The Assassin" - Belgium (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong violence, and for language and sexuality
Runtime:
109 min | Germany:104 min (TV version) | Turkey:101 min (TV version)
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Canada:R (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 (DVD) (cut) (1999) | Finland:K-18 (original rating) (uncut) (1993) | Finland:K-16 (re-rating) (uncut) (1993) | France:12 | Germany:18 | Germany:16 (heavily cut) | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:16 | Norway:15 | Philippines:R-18 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #32163)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Bridget Fonda's grandfather Henry Fonda and Miguel Ferrer's father José Ferrer appeared together in Gideon's Trumpet (1980) (TV). They also both played the character Lt. Barney Greenwald in The Caine Mutiny (1954) and the play The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial. Jose Ferrer appeared with Anne Bancroft in To Be or Not to Be (1983).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Maggie opens the box for the first time in the restaurant her pistol, Hammerli 280, is unloaded while Bob says "Its loaded". There is only one clip in the box. In the next cut there are two clips in the box and the pistol is in fact loaded.See more »
Quotes:
Maggie:How about you kiss my ass right in the crack?See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
ENTERTAINMENT CITYSee more »

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Is Point of No Return based on a book?
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42 out of 55 people found the following review useful.
Violent, stupid but enjoyable, 12 October 1999
Author: preppy-3 from United States

Yes, it's a bad remake of La Femme Nikita--yes, it's overly violent and amoral (but so was the original)--yes, it's REALLY stupid, but I enjoyed it. It moves quickly, Fonda manages to give out a pretty good performance and it's certainly never boring. If you can turn off your brain, and sit through bursts of graphic violence (and a really sick sequence involving Harvey Keitel as "The Cleaner") you should be able to enjoy it. No great movie, just a really good bad movie. Critics predictably hated this movie. There's a now infamous review from the "New Yorker" magazine that's only 9 words long--"The end of French cinema as we know it." Ignore them--this is lots of fun.

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