In order to foil a terrorist 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.
Communist Radicals hijack Air Force One with The U.S. President and his family on board. The Vice President negotiates from Washington D.C., while the President, a Veteran, fights to rescue the hostages on board.
A loyal and dedicated Hong Kong Inspector teams up with a reckless and loudmouthed L.A.P.D. detective to rescue the Chinese Consul's kidnapped daughter, while trying to arrest a dangerous crime lord along the way.
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.Written by
During the raid at Dietrich's, when Sean (as Castor Troy) hangs on to the chain then grabs hold of Pollux, in the close-up Pollux's safety wire is visible in front of him. (This is not Sean's safety wire, as seen in the following shots.) See more »
[as he walks out of his office]
Any word from the LAPD intelligence? If there IS such a thing?
Not yet, sir.
Of course not, because we're a covert anti-terrorist team that is so secret, that when we snap our fingers NOTHING HAPPENS!
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In the Domestic release, the Paramount opening logo is played, and at the end of the film, The still closing version of the Paramount logo is shown; while on the International prints, the Buena Vista International logo is played for 20 seconds before the company credits is shown. See more »
The Hallelujah Chorus - Since By Man Came Death
From oratorio "Messiah"
By George Frideric Handel (as Georg Friedrich Händel)
Performed by Boston Baroque Orchestra & Chorus
Conducted by Martin Pearlman (uncredited)
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I liked this movie because of the cinematography and the superb acting. There are tons of movies out there that are great but this movie breaks all barriers. The opening scene with Castor Troy arriving at the airport, is a scene which I have seen at least a billion times. The music that supports that scene is so lavishly put together that it is mind bending. John Powell is a music prodigy. John Woo is a legend, his views of making movies has changed Hollywood. The way he portrays each character is a marvel. Their emotions can be felt, and the way he shows their anger and rage leaves the viewers speechless. The cast is well put together and the music is extraordinary.
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