Face/Off (1997): A Guilty Pleasure

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To foil an extortion plot, an FBI agent undergoes a face-transplant surgery and assumes the identity and physical appearance of a ruthless terrorist, but the plan backfires when the same criminal impersonates the cop with the same method.

Guilty Pleasure Qualities:

Over-the-top performances from both John Travolta and Nicolas Cage. John Woo’s stylish directing. The cringe-worthy dialogue.

Guilty Pleasure Level:

Moderate (Revisited once every two years)


John Woo


  • John Travolta (as Sean Archer / Castor Troy)
  • Nicolas Cage (as Castor Troy / Sean Archer)


2 hours and 18 minutes


Action / Crime / Thriller

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