Point of No Return (The Assassin)

1993

Point of No Return (The Assassin)

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An outwardly faithful remake of Besson's La Femme Nikita, but with a new focus on action and violence, Point of No Return tells the story of a drug-addicted young beauty on a fast track to oblivion who is arrested and forced to choose between going to prison to suffer the death penalty or working as an assassin for the U.S. government. She chooses the latter and must undergo specialized and rigorous training. Afterward, she is sent to Venice, California where she falls in love with a photographer. She only kills a few people before she begins looking for a way out. Unfortunately, death seems to be the only way out.

Cast

Harvey Keitel
as Victor the Cleaner
Richard Romanus
as Fahd Bahktiar
Geoffrey Lewis
as Drugstore Owner
Spike McClure
as Johnny D
Lieux Dressler
as Johnny's Mom
John Capodice
as Detective
Lieux Dressier
as Johnny's Mom
Calvin Levels
as Computer Instructor
Michael Runyard
as Weapons Instructor
Bill M. Ryusaki
as Karate Instructor
Jan Speck
as Kaufman's Assistant
Francesco Messina
as Waiter in Restaurant
Peter Mark Vasquez
as Guard in Booth
Wendy L. Davies
as Shopping Woman
Lee Dupree
as Guy with Gun
James Handy
as Operative
Kenny Endoso
as Angela's Bodyguard
Gary Kasper
as Angela's Bodyguard
François Chau
as Building Security Guard
Frank Girardeau
as Policeman
Jodie Markell
as Female Student
Robert Harvey
as Police Detective
Harry Perry
as Venice Guitar Player
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Audience Reviews for Point of No Return (The Assassin)

  • Apr 29, 2020
    Based on the Luc Besson film Nikita, Bridget Fonda stars in the action thriller Point of No Return. After killing a cop during a robbery Maggie Hayward is recruited by a black ops government program that fakes her death and trains her to be an assassin, but when she's put into the field she have trouble living a double life. Fonda gives a pretty good performance, as do her co-stars Gabriel Byrne, Dermot Mulroney, and Harvey Keitel. But the script is pretty weak; never really explaining why Maggie was recruited or what turned her from a rebel to a loyal agent. And the love story comes off as forced and contrived. Still, the fight scenes are exciting and there are some suspenseful moments during the missions. Yet ultimately Point of No Return proves to be a rather rote and generic ‘90s action film.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 06, 2012
    A hollowpoint remake of Luc Besson's trendsetting <i>La Femme Nikita.</i> I like Bridget Fonda, but she is pretty colorless here and is no match for Anne Parillaud as Maggie/Nikita.
    Doctor S Super Reviewer
  • Aug 10, 2012
    Some great OTT set pieces with strong performances from Fonda, Keitel and Byrne, but not quite as affecting as it wants to be and severely dated. Full review later.
    Thomas B Super Reviewer
  • Aug 24, 2011
    Point of No Return is a prime example of a remake that exists for no reason. It's literally a carbon copy of the original, but set in the US. Even the apartment has the same broken roof panels. There's just no reason I can see why they wanted to make the same exact movie over again. It's not like the cast is all that explosive; Bridget Fonda is just average at best. There's nothing interesting being done visually or content-wise in this that in any way makes it stand out. The only benefit to this version in the context of an American audience is you don't have subtitles, which is apparently enough of a reason to pour millions of dollars into a project. To Say this is bad is wrong, it's just extremely mediocre and pointless. Any human being with half a brain can see that compared to the French version it's just a lame copy. It also has a cheeseball ending thrown in to top it all off.
    Conner R Super Reviewer

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