Location la: Redstone Theater
Dir John Woo. 1997, 138 mins. 35mm. With Nicolas Cage, John Travolta, Joan Allen. Woo’s third American effort remains one of his most-realized statements. Grieving FBI Agent Sean Archer (Nicolas Cage) seeks revenge for the death of his son from hilariously named villain Castor Troy (John Travolta), yet, in a surprise twist, must assume Castor’s identity courtesy of a radical face transplant surgery to stop the detonation of a nuclear device. If that were not enough, Castor opts to take on the face of his enemy, so we find Cage-as-Travolta and Travolta-as-Cage battling it out in a symphony of masculine over-performance and Woo-style creative destruction.
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