Point of No Return

March 19th, 1993


Point of No Return

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Still of Bridget Fonda and Anne Bancroft in Point of No Return

hardened criminal Maggie Hayward's consistence violence, even in police custody, ends in the execution chamber...

Release Year: 1993

Rating: 5.7/10 (12,294 voted)

Director: John Badham

Stars: Bridget Fonda, Gabriel Byrne, Dermot Mulroney

hardened criminal Maggie Hayward's consistence violence, even in police custody, ends in the execution chamber. However, top-secret US government agency official 'Bob' arranges a staged death, so she can be elaborately trained as phantom killer and subdued into obedience. As a cover, she gets a new identity as saleswoman Claudia Anne Doran. And a wonderful house-mate, building super J.P., a broad-minded, gentle photographer. The two fall in love, but that complicates hit jobs. His good influence extends to breeding her a conscience that puts love over business, alas unlike Bob's agency.

Writers: Luc Besson, Robert Getchell

Bridget Fonda - Maggie Hayward - Claudia Anne Doran - Nina
Gabriel Byrne - Bob
Dermot Mulroney - J.P.
Miguel Ferrer - Kaufman
Anne Bancroft - Amanda
Olivia d'Abo - Angela
Richard Romanus - Fahd Bahktiar
Harvey Keitel - Victor the Cleaner
Leon Herbert - Jim
Richard Chapman Jr. - Ted
Ian McQue - Sidd
Lorraine Toussaint - Beth
Geoffrey Lewis - Drugstore Owner
Mic Rodgers - Cop
Michael Rapaport - Big Stan

Taglines: The Government gave her a choice. Death. Or life as an assassin. Now, there's no turning back.

Release Date: 19 March 1993

Filming Locations: Bourbon Street, French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Gross: $30,038,362 (USA)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  | Germany: (TV version)  | Turkey: (TV version)

Did You Know?

Anne Bancroft and José Ferrer appeared together in A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy.

Revealing mistakes: Claudia buys cans of Progresso Ravioli in the store, and then serves that ravioli at dinner. One can easily see the areas of the ravioli that do not have sauce on them. The sauce is atop the ravioli, which clearly indicates that the ravioli was cooked separately and the sauce was placed over the pasta later. However, canned ravioli would have a completely different appearance; it would have sauce dispersed evenly all over each ravioli.

Bob: [picks up Maggie's album of Nina Simone] Can I take this?
J.P.: Yeah... sure.
J.P.: [pause] You like Nina?
Bob: [after a while] Yeah. I love her.
J.P.: [pause] We'll miss her?
Bob: [gazes at the picture of Maggie on the wall] Yeah. We'll miss her.

User Review

average movie, but great acting of Bridget Fonda

Rating: 7/10

Being a remake of Luc Besson's "Nikita" (1990), this is quite an average hollywood remake of a very interesting french movie. The french original is much better in terms of direction and story, but Bridget Fonda's acting is marvellous, outstanding and considerably better than her french counterpart's in "Nikita". And this is exactly the reason to watch this movie, Fonda's performance is a thing you should definitely not miss.


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