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Point of No Return [DVD] [1993]

  • SKU: 17988956
  • Release Date: 09/08/2009
  • Rating: R
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (62 out of 67)

    Special Features


    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Point of No Return
    Director John Badham's remake of French action thriller La Femme Nikita moves the action to the U.S., where Maggie (Bridget Fonda) is a strung-out Washington, D.C. drug addict who kills a policeman in a pharmaceutical-induced haze. Sentenced to death, Maggie is rescued by a shady operative, Bob (Gabriel Byrne), who offers to save her life if she'll become a covert government assassin. Maggie agrees and trains for a life as a professional killer under a new name, Claudia. Her classes include weaponry, martial arts, explosives, and even social graces under the tutelage of Amanda (Anne Bancroft). Claudia is transformed into a classy sophisticate and is assigned to Venice, California, where she falls for J.P. (Dermot Mulroney), an attractive photographer who lives downstairs. Claudia's highly dangerous job soon interferes when she's ordered to carry out a series of clever assassinations, including a hit in a restaurant and a hotel bombing. When one particular killing goes horribly wrong, she gets some assistance from Victor the Cleaner (Harvey Keitel), a disposal artist who may have also been ordered to get rid of Claudia. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Bridget Fonda
      Bridget Fonda - Maggie
    • Gabriel Byrne
      Gabriel Byrne - Bob
    • Dermot Mulroney
      Dermot Mulroney - J.P.
    • Miguel Ferrer
      Miguel Ferrer - Kaufman
    • Anne Bancroft
      Anne Bancroft - Amanda



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 67 reviews

    93%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Dated, But Fun

      Posted
      SafetyWizard
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      This is a good thriller about a doped-up young criminal who is rescued from her execution for murdering a police officer during a botched robbery. She is rebellious and anti-social and doesn't appreciate her rescue by the CIA, which wants to train her as an assassin. She finally figures out that her attitude might cause her termination from the program (and from life) and takes training more seriously. She is assigned to live in Southern California and awaits assignment. She falls in love and her boyfriend moves in with her, causing numerous complications, as she is out wasting lots of bad people. She finally decides she wants out and getting out is complicated. It's funny to see a movie with no cell phones, vintage cars, black-and-white small-screen Macintosh computers and no internet. .

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      This is an all-time great and must have movie

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      Rubber12345
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      This is an all time great in must have movie. I thoroughly enjoyed this movie I wish they would make a sequel to this movie like they should have it is one of the best of the 90s. Wish they made more movies like this still great movie to watch over and over there they enjoyed this one even though I have watch this over 20 times already it is a pleasure to watch if you haven’t already watched it is even better in Blu-ray thank you bye

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Average Action

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      twinson60s
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      This film is a complete remake of Le Femme Nikita. Earlier film is better than this Bridget Fonda remake. Almost the entire film is shot, scene by scene, exactly like the original. Though Fonda does hold her own in her action scenes, it is Gabriel Byrne who gives some nastiness to the film in the plot of recruitment of Fonda as a hired assassin. Music of Nina Simone makes the film easier to watch.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Very good movie

      Posted
      Marg99

      The first time I saw this movie was on one of the movie channels, and ever since then, I have been addictied to it. The story line is great, the actors great, the music is very good, love Nina Simone, and the reality of the movie is that this could be something that happens in real life with the many different agencies within the Federal Government. That would be a good thing.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      To this day, this movie is still a sleeper!

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      Acoustech1
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      Few folks know of this movie and it remains to be a great sleeper action movie with a woman hero. Even though she does some pretty bad things she does it to regain her freedom from her bad mistakes made. Everyone deserves a second chance and she earned hers.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A New Life for Me

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      nycbrian
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      This is the American version of Le Fem Nakita. EXCELLENT SCORE/SOUNDTRACK! story was just ok. love Harvey Keitel during this faze of his career. Bridgette Fonda had talent, but she ended up doing nothing with her career. rent, don't buy.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Point of No Return

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      Sunstar
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      Although this film is from the early nineties is still holds up today. This is a fun action spy film with a heroine not the norm of the time. The training montage is the heart of the movie. It's US success inspired two television series.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great action movies

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      VJ3463
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      The movie start out a little slow to bring in to full play. But once it gets going it is a good movie to watch. The plot is great and have watch the movie a couple of times since I first brought it. You will enjoy the movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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