In order to foil a terrorist plot, an FBI agent undergoes facial transplant surgery and assumes the identity of a criminal mastermind, who murdered his only son. The plan turns sour when the criminal wakes up prematurely and seeks revenge.
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
Sean Archer chokes Castor Troy in the same manner that he previously choked Dietrich. See more »
Archer's wife doesn't notice her husband's body is entirely different when they make love. Also the film doesn't explain the change in eye color, teeth and height. When Archer visits the Walsh Institute, Dr. Walsh explains every step of the process. Archers body will be adjusted in every aspect to match Troys. This will later happen with Troys body to match Archers figure in every detail. See more »
Isn't this religious, ah yes. The eternal battle between good and evil, saint and sinners... but you're still not having any FUN!
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In the Malaysian version all scenes that have reference to sexual topics are removed, e.g. Castor Troy touching the young choir singers behind in the beginning See more »
Prelude in D-Flat, Op. 28, No. 15 ('Raindrop')
By Frédéric Chopin
Performed by Irina Zaritzkaya
Courtesy of Naxos of America
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This is an epic action movie with everything and more: plane explosions, a jail break, boat chases, the latest scientific advances, and of course, the white doves flying off before a gun fight. It also has the premise of putting on someone else's face, which is an insane plot twist, which somehow turns out amazing. Also, if you don't already appreciate the gem to American cinema that Nicholas Cage is, prepare to be blown away.
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