Movie 'Face/Off'

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In order to catch him, he must become him.

Sean Archer, a very tough, rugged FBI Agent. Who is still grieving for his dead son Michael. Archer believes that his son's killer is his sworn enemy, 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.

United States of America English

  • a.k.a. Face Off alternative spelling
  • Face∕Off

Germany German (Deutsch)

Im Körper des Feindes
  • a.k.a. Face Off - Im Körper des Feindes

Zehn lange Jahre folgte FBI-Agent Archer der Blutspur des Superverbrechers Castor Troy. Doch jetzt, wo dieser halbtot geschossen vor ihm liegt, kann er sich nicht darüber freuen. Denn leider hatte Troy zuvor noch Zeit, eine verheerende Bombe irgendwo in L.A. zu deponieren. Archer bleibt nur eine Möglichkeit - er muß die Identität des verhaßten Widerparts annehmen, um an das Versteck der Bombe zu kommen. Ein revolutionärer Fortschritt in der kosmetischen Chirurgie macht's möglich - leider nicht nur in eine Richtung.

France French (Français)

  • a.k.a. Volte.Face

Castor Troy, dangereux terroriste, est tombé dans le coma à la suite d’un affrontement avec Sean Archer, agent de la CIA. Grâce à une intervention chirurgicale, Archer prend le visage de Troy pour faire avouer au frère de ce dernier l’emplacement d’une bombe. Mais Troy sort du coma et prend à son tour le visage d’Archer.

Italy Italian (Italiano)

Face/Off - Due facce di un assassino
  • a.k.a. Face Off - Due facce di un assassino

Per raccogliere informazioni su una bomba batteriologica a tempo, installata a Los Angeles, Sean Archer dell'FBI si fa trapiantare la faccia di Castor Troy, criminale internazionale che, dopo aver collocato l'ordigno, è ricoverato nell'ospedale di un carcere. Uscito dal coma, Troy si sottopone alla stessa operazione e s'infiltra nella vita professionale e privata di Archer.

Release Date
arch villain
biological weapon
boat chase
bullet ballet
criminal gang
face transplant
golden gun
los angeles, california
mexican standoff
organized crime
prison escape
rage and hate
Science Fiction
Production Countries
flag of United States of America United States of America
Production Companies
Krane Entertainment
United States of America Paramount
United States of America Permut Presentations
WCG Entertainment Productions
United States of America Touchstone Pictures
Douglas/Reuther Productions
Release Dates
United States of America Theatrical R
Australia Theatrical MA15+
France Theatrical 12
Germany Theatrical 16
United Kingdom Theatrical 18
United States of America Physical R DVD Release
United States of America Physical R Blu-Ray Release
France Digital 12 Disney+
TMDb 70% · 3,908 (more information on website)
IMDb 72% · 359,185 (more information on website)
Rotten Tomatoes® 92% (more information on website)
metacritic 82% (more information on website)


Sean Archer / Castor TroyJohn Travolta
Castor Troy / Sean ArcherNicolas Cage
Eve ArcherJoan Allen
Pollux TroyAlessandro Nivola
Sasha HasslerGina Gershon
Jamie ArcherDominique Swain
Dietrich HasslerNick Cassavetes
Victor LazarroHarve Presnell
Dr. Malcolm WalshColm Feore
WaltJohn Carroll Lynch
Hollis MillerCCH Pounder
Tito BiondiRobert Wisdom
WandaMargaret Cho
BuzzJames Denton
LoomisMatt Ross
Ivan DubovChris Bauer
Michael ArcherMyles Jeffrey
Adam HasslerDavid McCurley
Burke HicksThomas Jane
KarlDanny Masterson
CindeeLisa Boyle
LiviaLinda Hoffman
LeoTommy Flanagan
KimberlyRomy Windsor
FitchPaul Hipp
AldoKirk Baltz
Agent WintersLauren Sinclair
Dietrich's Henchman (uncredited)Khristian Lupo
Prisoner (uncredited)Thomas Rosales Jr.
Prison Medical TechnicianJohn Bloom


ArtArt DirectionSteve Arnold
Construction CoordinatorRodney Armanino
Production DesignNeil Spisak
Set DecorationGarrett Lewis
CameraCamera OperatorPeter Jensen
William D. Barber
Director of PhotographyOliver Wood
Still PhotographerStephen Vaughan
Costume & Make-UpCostume DesignEllen Mirojnick
Costume SupervisorMichael Dennison
Makeup ArtistMichelle Bühler
CrewStunt CoordinatorBrian Smrz
Transportation CaptainHoward Bachrach
Transportation Co-CaptainAaron Skalka
Dan Romero
Unit PublicistBronwyn Preston
DirectingDirectorJohn Woo
First Assistant DirectorArthur Anderson
Script SupervisorCate Hardman
Second Assistant DirectorJoan Cunningham
EditingEditorChristian Wagner
Steven Kemper
First Assistant EditorMatthew Booth
ProductionAssociate ProducerJeff Levine
CastingMindy Marin
Co-ProducerMichael Colleary
Mike Werb
Executive ProducerJonathan D. Krane
Michael Douglas
Steven Reuther
ProducerBarrie M. Osborne
Christopher Godsick
David Permut
Terence Chang
Production CoordinatorKaren Shaw
Unit Production ManagerMarty P. Ewing
SoundDialogue EditorCarin Rogers
Gail Clark Burch
Jeff Clark
Richard Corwin
Susan Kurtz
Music EditorSally Boldt
Original Music ComposerJohn Powell
Production Sound MixerDavid M. Ronne
Sound EditorSusan Kurtz
Sound Effects EditorBryan Bowen
Chris Hogan
Christopher Assells
Dino Dimuro
Kelly Oxford
Michael A. Reagan
Peter J. Lehman
Rick Morris
Scott Wolf
Tony Lamberti
Sound Re-Recording MixerAndy Nelson
Anna Behlmer
Tom Lalley
Tom Perry
Sound RecordistPhilip Rogers
Susumu Tokunow
Supervising Dialogue EditorDavid Williams
Supervising Sound EditorMark P. Stoeckinger
Per Hallberg