- Rated: R
- Run Time: 2 hours, 20 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: January 8, 2013
- Originally Released: 1997
- Label: Paramount Catalog
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Commentaries by director John Woo and writers Mike Werb and Michael Colleary
- 7 deleted scenes - including an alternate ending (with optional commentary)
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French
- DTS - English, French
- Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
John Travolta &
John Carroll Lynch,
Tommy Flanagan Trio,
Father Michael Rocha,
Myles Jeffrey &
Christian Wagner &
Mike Werb &
Barrie M. Osborne,
Michael Douglas &
Director of Photography:
USA Today - 06/27/1997
"...FACE/OFF is relentlessly exciting, thanks to Woo's operatically staged fight and chase scenes and the bravura acting of the two stars..." -- 3 1/2 out of 4 stars
New York Times - 06/27/1997
"...A mega-movie that actually delivers what mega-movies promise: strong characters, smart plotting, breathless action and a gimmick that hasn't been seen before..."
Los Angeles Times - 06/27/1997
"...A delicious inside-out double-reverse movie that's as outrageous and over the top as anyone could want..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 06/27/1997
"...This is an actor's dream, and Travolta and Cage make the most of it....The high-tech stuff is flawlessly done..."
Entertainment Weekly - 01/11/2002
"...[A] successful mating of Hollywood brawn and crazy HK grace..."
Ultimate DVD - 11/23/2007
4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] hugely enjoyable cat and mouse bullet fest....This is Woo's best US film..."
Wall Street Journal - 11/20/2009
"The co-stars' pairing and facial sharing makes FACE/OFF a crazy thrill."
The ordeal of superheroic, singularly dedicated FBI agent Sean Archer (John Travolta) is only beginning after finally capturing his archnemesis, Castor Troy (Nicholas Cage), an elusive, maniacal terrorist who claimed the life of Archer's son. While Troy languishes in a coma, Archer surgically "borrows" Troy's face in an attempt to gather evidence about Troy's last bomb--which is currently ticking away in a Los Angeles office building. Trouble ensues when Troy wakes up faceless, borrows Archer's visage, and makes a mess of Archer's life; all the while, both men struggle to adapt to their new identities while struggling to blow each other away. Another balletically filmed, thematically complex action-smorgasbord from Hong Kong-vet John Woo. Academy Award Nomination: Best Sound Effects Editing.
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