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Point of No Return (1993) Poster

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Luc Besson declined the opportunity to remake his French hit La Femme Nikita (1990).
Filmed in sequence.
Titled "Nikita" during filming, Producer Art Linson and Warner settled on a new title during post production that Warner owned -- "The Specialist". However, two months before the film was to be released, Linson was contacted by Warner exec, Bruce Berman, and told that the title would be changed to "Point of No Return". Warner gave the working title to an upcoming Steven Seagal vehicle which was yet-to-be-filmed. Ultimately that movie, The Specialist (1994), ended up starring Sylvester Stallone after Seagal dropped out.
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In Europe and Asia, the film was retitled "The Assassin" after it under performed in the US with its original title. Warner felt the new title would help sell the action element.
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Bridget Fonda was cast after Jodie Foster and Winona Ryder turned it down.
Harvey Keitel also plays a 'cleaner' who 'cleans up' dead bodies, in Pulp Fiction (1994). Jean Reno , the cleaner in La Femme Nikita (1990), also plays a 'cleaner' who 'cleans up' dead bodies, a later film (Léon: The Professional (1994))
The film's trailer is scored entirely with music from La Femme Nikita (1990), of which it is a remake.
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Halle Berry expressed interest in playing Maggie Hayward and lobbied for the role but John Badham did not feel that she was right for the role.
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Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman and Daryl Hannah were considered for the role of Maggie Hayward.
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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.
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Antonio Banderas was considered for the role of Bob.
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Bridget Fonda's grandfather Henry Fonda and Miguel Ferrer's father José Ferrer appeared together in Gideon's Trumpet (1980). 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).
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Director John Badham's sister, Mary Badham, played Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962). Actor Dermot Mulroney's ex-wife, Catherine Keener, played author Harper Lee, on whom Scout was based, in Capote (2005).
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Titles considered for the film were "The Assassin's Heart" and "Sweet Hot Steel".
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1hr and 24mins into the film. The black and white film Claudia/Maggie is watching is Deception (1946) with Bette Davis and Claude Rains.
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Composer Gary Chang wrote a score for the film that was rejected.
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Bridget Fonda's character actually had 5 names in the film: Maggie, Margaret, her cover name Claudia, her code name Nina, and in the room service outfit the name tag read Dawn.
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Harvey Keitel and Richard Romanus co-starred in The Assassin (1993). The pair also co-starred in Mean Streets (1973), what's more there's a twenty year gap between both films.
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Michael W. Watkins: last guard at the gate during the escape.
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John Badham: room-service waiter.
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