Poster

Point of No Return ()


Reference View | Change View


A government fakes the death of a criminal to turn this young woman into a killer on its service.

Director:
Reviews:

Photos and Videos

Cast verified as complete

Edit
...
Maggie
...
Bob
...
J.P.
...
Kaufman
...
Amanda
...
Angela
...
Fahd Bahktiar
...
Victor the Cleaner
...
Beth
...
Drugstore Owner
...
Cop
...
Big Stan
Ray Oriel ...
Burt
Spike McClure ...
Johnny D
...
Johnny's Mom
...
Detective
Carmen Zapata ...
Judge
...
Computer Instructor
Michael Runyard ...
Weapons Instructor
Bill M. Ryusaki ...
Karate Instructor
Jan Speck ...
Kaufman's Assistant
Francesco Messina ...
Waiter in Restaurant
...
Guard in Booth
Wendy L. Davies ...
Shopping Woman
...
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
...
Angela's Bodyguard
Rosalind Jue ...
Maid
Eric Cohen ...
Valet
...
Building Security Guard
Joe Garcia ...
Hassan
Frank Girardeau ...
Policeman
Clark Heathcliff Brolly ...
Male Student (as Clark Heathcliffe Brolly)
...
Female Student
...
Police Detective
...
Venice Guitar Player
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Apisa ...
The V.I.P. (Maggie's First Kill) (uncredited)
...
Room-Service Waiter (uncredited)
Richard Chapman Jr. ...
Ted (uncredited)
Jay Speed Forney ...
Martial arts instructor (uncredited)
Robert Gruenberg Jr. ...
Chainsaw juggler (uncredited)
...
Dead Cleaner in Step Van (uncredited)
...
Jim (uncredited)
Robert Hines ...
Dead Cleaner in Step Van (uncredited)
...
Compound Guard (uncredited)
...
Bodyguard with Mustache in Kitchen (uncredited)
Michael W. Watkins ...
Gate Guard (uncredited)
Coffee Wright ...
Female Student (uncredited)

Directed by

Edit
John Badham

Written by

Edit
Luc Besson ... (film La Femme Nikita)
 
Robert Getchell ... (screenplay) and
Alexandra Seros ... (screenplay)

Produced by

Edit
D.J. Caruso ... associate producer
James Herbert ... co-producer
Art Linson ... producer
David Sosna ... associate producer

Music by

Edit
Hans Zimmer

Cinematography by

Edit
Michael W. Watkins ... director of photography (as Michael Watkins)

Film Editing by

Edit
Frank Morriss

Editorial Department

Edit
Donah Bassett ... negative cutter
Jeff Jones ... associate editor
Kevin Stitt ... assistant editor
David Tweet ... assistant editor

Casting By

Edit
Bonnie Timmermann

Production Design by

Edit
Philip Harrison

Art Direction by

Edit
Sydney Z. Litwack

Set Decoration by

Edit
Julia Badham ... (as Julia Laughlin)

Costume Design by

Edit
Marlene Stewart

Makeup Department

Edit
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

Edit
James Herbert ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Edit
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)
Carla McClosky ... second assistant director (as Carla McCloskey)
Eric Oliver ... dga trainee
Tracy Rosenthal-Newsom ... first assistant director: second unit (as Tracy Rosenthal)
David Sosna ... first assistant director

Art Department

Edit
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) / 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

Edit
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

Edit
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

Edit
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

Edit
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)
Kevin Cook ... grip: second unit
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

Edit
Sandra Luckow ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Edit
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)

Location Management

Edit
Deborah Laub ... location manager
Alex Reid ... assistant location manager
William T. Schneider ... location manager
Steven Shkolnik ... location manager

Music Department

Edit
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

Edit
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

Edit
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 / 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)

Production Companies

Edit

Distributors

Edit

Special Effects

Edit

Other Companies

Edit

Storyline

Edit
Plot Summary

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

Plot Keywords
Taglines The Government gave her a choice. Death. Or life as an assassin. Now, there's no turning back. See more »
Genres
Parents Guide View content advisory »
Certification

Additional Details

Edit
Also Known As
  • The Assassin (United States)
  • The Specialist (United States)
  • Girl No. 5 (United States)
  • The Assassin (Belgium, English title)
  • The Assassin (World-wide, English title)
  • See more »
Runtime
  • 109 min
Country
Language
Color
Aspect Ratio
Sound Mix
Filming Locations

Did You Know?

Edit
Trivia Filmed in sequence. See more »
Goofs Claudia buys cans of Progresso Ravioli in the store, and then serves that ravioli at dinner. One can easily see the areas of the ravioli that do not have sauce on them. The sauce is atop the ravioli, which clearly indicates that the ravioli was cooked separately and the sauce was placed over the pasta later. However, canned ravioli would have a completely different appearance; it would have sauce dispersed evenly all over each ravioli. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Point of No Return/CB4/Fire in the Sky/Barbarians at the Gate/Il Lardo Di Bambini (1993). See more »
Soundtracks WILD IS THE WIND See more »
Quotes Maggie: I never did mind about the little things.
See more »

Contribute to This Page


Recently Viewed