"In order to catch him, he must become him."


Sean Archer, a very tough, rugged FBI Agent. Who is still grieving for his dead son Michael. Archer believes that his son's killer is his sworn enemy, a very powerful criminal, Castor Troy. One day, Archer has finally cornered Castor, however, their fight has knocked out Troy cold. As Archer finally breathes easy over the capture of his enemy, he finds out that Troy has planted a bomb that will destroy the entire city of Los Angeles and all of its inhabitants. Unfortunately the only other person who knows its location is Castor's brother Pollux, and he refuses to talk. The solution, a special operation doctor that can cut off people's faces, and can place a person's face onto another person. Archer undergoes one of those surgeries to talk to Pollux. However, Castor Troy somehow regains consciousness and now wants revenge on Archer for taking his face. Not only is Troy ruining Archer's mission, but his personal life as well. Archer must stop Troy again. This time, it's personal.


138 min.


John Woo

Cast / Superheroes

John TravoltaSean Archer / Castor Troy
Nicolas CageCastor Troy / Sean Archer
Joan AllenEve Archer
Alessandro NivolaPollux Troy
Gina GershonSasha Hassler
Dominique SwainJamie Archer
Nick CassavetesDietrich Hassler
Harve PresnellVictor Lazarro
Colm FeoreDr. Malcolm Walsh
John Carroll LynchWalt
CCH PounderHollis Miller
Robert WisdomTito Biondi
Margaret ChoWanda
James DentonBuzz
Matt RossLoomis
Chris BauerIvan Dubov
Myles JeffreyMichael Archer
David McCurleyAdam Hassler
Thomas JaneBurke Hicks
Danny MastersonKarl
Lisa BoyleCindee
Linda HoffmanLivia
Tommy FlanaganLeo
Romy Walthall WindsorKimberly
Paul HippFitch
Kirk BaltzAldo
Lauren SinclairAgent Winters
Khristian LupoDietrich's Henchman (uncredited)
Thomas Rosales Jr.Prisoner (uncredited)
John BloomPrison Medical Technician

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