In order to foil a terrorist plot, an FBI agent undergoes a facial transplant surgery and assumes the identity and physical appearance of a terrorist, but the plan turns from bad to worse when the same terrorist impersonates the FBI agent.
A loyal and dedicated Hong Kong Inspector teams up with a reckless and loudmouthed L.A.P.D. detective to rescue the Chinese Consul's kidnapped daughter, while trying to arrest a dangerous crime lord along the way.
Communist Radicals hijack Air Force One with The U.S. President and his family on board. The Vice President negotiates from Washington D.C., while the President, a Veteran, fights to rescue the hostages on board.
Sean Archer, a very tough, rugged FBI Agent, is still grieving for his dead son Michael. Archer believes that his son's killer is his sworn enemy and a very powerful criminal, Castor Troy. One day, Archer has finally cornered Castor, however, their fight has knocked out Troy cold. As Archer finally breathes easy over the capture of his enemy, he finds out that Troy has planted a bomb that will destroy the entire city of Los Angeles and all of its inhabitants. Unfortunately the only other person who knows its location is Castor's brother Pollux, and he refuses to talk. The solution, a special operation doctor that can cut off people's faces, and can place a person's face onto another person. Archer undergoes one of those surgeries to talk to Pollux. However, Castor Troy somehow regains consciousness and now wants revenge on Archer for taking his face. Not only is Troy ruining Archer's mission, but his personal life as well. Archer must stop Troy again. This time, it's personal.Written by
The studio wanted John Woo to take the slash out of the title. He kept it in so people wouldn't think it was a hockey movie. See more »
(at around 20 mins) When Sean Archer is holding the bottle from the CIA, he holds it at the base of the bottle in the quick shot while he is walking around his secretary but in the closeup shot of him putting the bottle down, he is holding it at the top. See more »
[during an interview with a news reporter]
Interception! Now our side's got the ball. Sorry!
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7 seconds in which a butterfly knife is shown were cut out of the UK version. See more »
I liked this movie because of the cinematography and the superb acting. There are tons of movies out there that are great but this movie breaks all barriers. The opening scene with Castor Troy arriving at the airport, is a scene which I have seen at least a billion times. The music that supports that scene is so lavishly put together that it is mind bending. John Powell is a music prodigy. John Woo is a legend, his views of making movies has changed Hollywood. The way he portrays each character is a marvel. Their emotions can be felt, and the way he shows their anger and rage leaves the viewers speechless. The cast is well put together and the music is extraordinary.
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