Face/Off

Face/Off (1997)

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Sean Archer, an FBI covert terrorism expert, through advanced plastic surgery, assumes the identity of Castor Troy, his arch-nemesis, a sadistic terrorist. Things get complicated when the terrorist awakens from surgery, faceless, and forces the doctors to attach the FBI agent's face. Both characters then carry out one another's lives in a game of cat-and-mouse, the FBI agent pretends to be the terrorist while trying to locate and dismantle a nuclear weapon, while the terrorist assumes the role of FBI agent and family man.

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Quotes

Castor Troy: If you dress like Halloween, ghouls will try to get in your pants.

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Mistakes

In the shoot 'em up scene at the hangar near the beginning of the film, right after Tito and Wanda take down Pollux, when Troy shoots an agent in the stomach and the agent flies back - you can see at least two cable wires pulling him backwards.

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Trivia

John Woo fought to keep the slash in the title, so moviegoers wouldn't think it was a film about hockey.

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