Face/Off

Face/Off

Face/Off

Nicolas Cage takes John Travolta's face... off... in this 1997 action thriller from John Woo (Hard Boiled). FBI agent Sean Archer (Travolta) finally captured his sworn enemy, Castor Troy (Cage), who planted a bomb somewhere in Los Angeles. To get it, Archer hires a surgeon to swap their faces in an attempt to trick Troy's brother into revealling the bomb's location. But when the operation turns sour, the Troy-faced Archer (Cage) is mistaken for the criminal while the Archer-faced Troy (Travolta) poses as the detective.

1997138 minsUSA
ActionThrillerClassic
Director:
John Woo ('Red Cliff', 'Hard Boiled', 'Broken Arrow')
Writer:
Mike WerbMichael Colleary
Cast:
John TravoltaNicolas CageJoan AllenAlessandro Nivola

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Watching John Travolta and Nicolas Cage square off and literally exchange roles brings back the old-fashioned pleasure of astutely judged movie star pairings in a major way...

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

The high-tech stuff is flawlessly done, but the intriguing elements of the movie involve the performances.

The Washington Post

The Washington Post

press

As an example of the art of casting, the movie is brilliantly engineered.

Variety

Variety

press

Watching John Travolta and Nicolas Cage square off and literally exchange roles brings back the old-fashioned pleasure of astutely judged movie star pairings in a major way...

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

The high-tech stuff is flawlessly done, but the intriguing elements of the movie involve the performances.

The Washington Post

The Washington Post

press

As an example of the art of casting, the movie is brilliantly engineered.

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