Face/Off

Face Off is an action thriller about Sean Archer, an FBI agent, who, through a surgical technique, changes faces with a terrorist, Castor Troy. After receiving Troy's face, Archer goes under cover to find the destination of a bomb, set to go off in six days and capable of killing thousands.

  • Starring: John Travolta and Nicolas Cage
  • Director(s): John Woo
  • Producer(s): Douglas/Reuther
  • Screenwriter(s): Mike Werb, Michael Colleary
  • Distributor: Paramount Pictures
  • Release Date: Friday, June 27, 1997
  • Rating: Believed Acceptable

Featured Animal Action

There is a scene where some pigeons are seen at a funeral service at a church on the beach. The birds are seen flying and walking around the courtyard outside the church. When Archer and Troy meet in the church the birds are seen flying from A to B in several shots as the two men exchange gunfire. There is also a shot of the birds outside in the courtyard as the men move their fight outside. In one segment, Archer is seen gently pushing the birds out of the way after he lands on the ground. This scene was shot in cuts. The birds are never seen in the same frame while the filming is supposedly taking place. Other animal action consists of some seagulls seen at the beach as Archer approaches the church and two dogs and some goats seen in the background at a beach house.