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  • Face/Off (1997)

    8.23/10

    R | 2h 18min | Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action, Crime

    Published Sat., January 06, 2018

  • Face/Off (1997) Release Dates

  • In Theaters: March 04, 2016
  • DVD: May 01, 2016

Face/Off (1997) Plot & Synopsis

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Starring Nicolas Cage, Thomas Rosales Jr., Thomas Jane, Colm Feore, CCH Pounder

Directed by John Woo

Synopsis: In order to foil an extortion 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.

Tagline: In order to catch him, he must become him.

Synopsis: 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.

Tagline: In order to catch him, he must become him.

Storyline: In order to foil an extortion 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.

  • Face/Off (1997) Movie Details

  • Directors: John Woo
  • Writers: Mike Werb, Michael Colleary
  • Cast: Nicolas Cage, Thomas Rosales Jr., Thomas Jane, Colm Feore, CCH Pounder, John Carroll Lynch, Chris Bauer, Robert Wisdom, Steve Hytner, Alessandro Nivola, Tommy Flanagan, Matt Ross, William Morts, Robert 'Bobby Z' Zajonc, Romy Windsor, Danny Masterson, Carmen Thomas, Dominique Swain, Michael Rocha, John Bloom, Tom Fridley, John Travolta, Tony Boldi, Isaac Mayanja, Tory Christopher, Tom Reynolds, Norm Compton, Brooke Leslie, Nick Cassavetes, Cam Brainard
  • Genres: Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action, Crime
  • Producers: Terence Chang, Michael Colleary, Michael Douglas, Christopher Godsick, Jonathan D. Krane, Jeff Levine, Barrie M. Osborne, David Permut, Steven Reuther, Mike Werb
  • Musicians: John Powell
  • Cinematographers: Oliver Wood
  • Editors: Steven Kemper, Christian Wagner
  • Runtime: 138 min / 2h 18min
  • Year: 1997
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Oscars: 0
  • Awards: 11
  • Nominations: 20
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