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1990s, Action, Drama - Conspiracy

Point of No Return (1993)

Duration 1h 49m Rating (UK) 18
Source of story La Femme Nikita by Luc Besson (apparently almost exactly the same except in English)
Writer/s Script Robert Getchell, Alexandra Seros (and Luc Besson)
Director John Badham
Starring Bridget Fonda, Gabriel Byrne, Dermot Mulroney, Anne Bancroft, Harvey Keitel
Elevator Pitch A violent female criminal is saved from lethal injection by a secret American organisation and trained as an assassin. Released into the world she leads a double life, living with and loving a photographer while secretly carrying out hits on behalf of her employers. She agrees to carry out one last difficult job, if she can be released from her contract.
Content A lot of violence both before and after the assassin’s conversion. Time spent in boot camp. There is sex, but it is not overt and there is no nudity although one girl flashes her boobs in the Mardi Gras parade. Some drinking.
A View A watchable movie – particularly for nothing. I thought Bridget Fonda did particularly well, always appearing to be slightly on edge. The plot creaks a bit now and then even if we have accepted that it is possible to save someone from lethal injection, but what the hell.

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