History Film / FaceOff

18th Jan '17 5:57:41 PM Mdumas43073
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18th Jan '17 3:23:42 PM Mdumas43073
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Theoretically, this would be where the movie completely jumps the rails -- but that would be assuming [[RatedMForManly it was ever on rails]].

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Theoretically, this would be the point where the movie completely jumps the rails -- but that would be assuming [[RatedMForManly it was ever on rails]].
18th Jan '17 3:23:10 PM Mdumas43073
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Theoretically, this would be where the movie completely jumps the rails - but that would assume [[RatedMForManly it was ever on rails]].

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Theoretically, this would be where the movie completely jumps the rails - -- but that would assume be assuming [[RatedMForManly it was ever on rails]].
18th Jan '17 3:21:36 PM Mdumas43073
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''Face/Off'' is the second American HeroicBloodshed film by Hong Kong director Creator/JohnWoo, starring Creator/JohnTravolta and Creator/NicolasCage playing an FBI agent and terrorist, as [[ArchEnemy arch enemies]] fighting it out to see who can use [[GunsAkimbo the most guns at the same time]]. Oh, and then they switch places to save LA.

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''Face/Off'' is the second American HeroicBloodshed film by Hong Kong director Creator/JohnWoo, starring Creator/JohnTravolta and Creator/NicolasCage playing an FBI agent and terrorist, as [[ArchEnemy arch enemies]] fighting it out to see who can use [[GunsAkimbo the most guns at the same time]]. Oh, and then they switch places to save LA.
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18th Jan '17 3:21:11 PM Mdumas43073
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7th Jan '17 9:04:48 AM nombretomado
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''Face/Off'' is the second American HeroicBloodshed film by Hong Kong director JohnWoo, starring Creator/JohnTravolta and Creator/NicolasCage playing an FBI agent and terrorist, as [[ArchEnemy arch enemies]] fighting it out to see who can use [[GunsAkimbo the most guns at the same time]]. Oh, and then they switch places to save LA.

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''Face/Off'' is the second American HeroicBloodshed film by Hong Kong director JohnWoo, Creator/JohnWoo, starring Creator/JohnTravolta and Creator/NicolasCage playing an FBI agent and terrorist, as [[ArchEnemy arch enemies]] fighting it out to see who can use [[GunsAkimbo the most guns at the same time]]. Oh, and then they switch places to save LA.



* DisturbedDoves: It wouldn't be a JohnWoo film otherwise.

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* DisturbedDoves: It wouldn't be a JohnWoo Creator/JohnWoo film otherwise.



* EveryCarIsAPinto: It's a JohnWoo film, what do you expect? If a boat crashed and DIDN'T turn into a ball of flames you'd be asking for your money back.

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* EveryCarIsAPinto: It's a JohnWoo Creator/JohnWoo film, what do you expect? If a boat crashed and DIDN'T turn into a ball of flames you'd be asking for your money back.



* GunFu: This ''is'' a JohnWoo film, after all.

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* GunFu: This ''is'' a JohnWoo Creator/JohnWoo film, after all.



* SignatureStyle: It's a JohnWoo movie. Therefore, the question is not a matter of asking, "Will the lead actors fire GunsAkimbo while flying through the air?" but "''When'' will the lead actors fire GunsAkimbo while flying through the air?" This is answered within the first fifteen minutes, as Castor and Archer do fire twin pistols at each other during the hangar shootout.

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* SignatureStyle: It's a JohnWoo Creator/JohnWoo movie. Therefore, the question is not a matter of asking, "Will the lead actors fire GunsAkimbo while flying through the air?" but "''When'' will the lead actors fire GunsAkimbo while flying through the air?" This is answered within the first fifteen minutes, as Castor and Archer do fire twin pistols at each other during the hangar shootout.
11th Dec '16 10:35:39 PM Xtifr
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'''''Face/Off''''' is the second American HeroicBloodshed film by Hong Kong director JohnWoo, starring Creator/JohnTravolta and Creator/NicolasCage playing an FBI agent and terrorist, as [[ArchEnemy arch enemies]] fighting it out to see who can use [[GunsAkimbo the most guns at the same time]]. Oh, and then they switch places to save LA.

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'''''Face/Off''''' ''Face/Off'' is the second American HeroicBloodshed film by Hong Kong director JohnWoo, starring Creator/JohnTravolta and Creator/NicolasCage playing an FBI agent and terrorist, as [[ArchEnemy arch enemies]] fighting it out to see who can use [[GunsAkimbo the most guns at the same time]]. Oh, and then they switch places to save LA.
29th Oct '16 9:50:47 AM nombretomado
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* SoundtrackDissonance: "Somewhere over the Rainbow" plays over a gunfight. Bonus points: It's the version sung by Olivia Newton-John, who starred opposite Travolta [[{{Grease}} once upon a time.]]

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* SoundtrackDissonance: "Somewhere over the Rainbow" plays over a gunfight. Bonus points: It's the version sung by Olivia Newton-John, who starred opposite Travolta [[{{Grease}} [[Film/{{Grease}} once upon a time.]]
10th Sep '16 10:59:16 PM DustSnitch
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** Archer-as-Castor makes [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_pfnegU3uTGQ/Sk2GGagqFbI/AAAAAAAAABI/OvpVqbSEZhs/S254/nicolascage.jpg one]] [[NightmareFuel HELL]] of a SlasherSmile after taking drugs while seeking refuge at Dietrich's apartment and having a panic attack upon seeing his own reflection in the mirror.

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** Archer-as-Castor makes [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_pfnegU3uTGQ/Sk2GGagqFbI/AAAAAAAAABI/OvpVqbSEZhs/S254/nicolascage.jpg one]] [[NightmareFuel HELL]] HELL of a SlasherSmile after taking drugs while seeking refuge at Dietrich's apartment and having a panic attack upon seeing his own reflection in the mirror.
19th Aug '16 10:25:23 PM dmcreif
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* DirtyCop: Castor Troy abuses his job as an FBI agent to get Pollux released from prison by having him "confess" the location of their big bomb so that Castor can "locate" it and play hero, as well as get rid of rival criminals and stealthily take Archer's place in his family.

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* DirtyCop: Upon taking over Archer's FBI post, Castor Troy abuses his new job as an FBI agent to get with impunity, getting Pollux released from prison by having him "confess" the location of their big bomb so that Castor can "locate" it and play hero, while using Archer's men as well as assassins to get rid of rival criminals his associates, and stealthily take Archer's place in his family.



* ImpersonatingAnOfficer: Plastic surgery allows Castor to spend much of his time impersonating Archer.



* ThirdPersonPerson: Archer-as-Castor, freshly arrived in the prison, recognizes another inmate he put away on a different case and has to refer to himself in the third person to narrowly avoid giving away his true identity.



* TooDumbToLive: Seriously, Dr. Walsh? Not having ''anybody'' watch over Castor Troy while in his coma? Not putting police officers on guard duty? Not even using soft restraints to keep his arms secured to the bed? WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong? It's kinda karmic that he's the first person Castor has killed, along with Archer's handler and best friend, upon getting Archer's old face grafted onto Troy, which destroys the entire underground mission Archer was running.

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* TooDumbToLive: Seriously, Dr. Walsh? Not having ''anybody'' watch over Castor Troy while in his coma? Not putting police officers on guard duty? Not even using soft restraints to keep his arms secured to the bed? WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong? It's kinda karmic that he's the first person Castor has killed, along with Archer's handler and best friend, upon getting Archer's old face grafted onto Troy, which destroys Castor, who then burns down the entire underground mission Archer was running.facility to cover his tracks.
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