hardened criminal Maggie Hayward's consistence violence, even in police custody, ends in the execution chamber…
Release Year: 1993
Rating: 5.7/10 (12,294 voted)
Stars: Bridget Fonda, Gabriel Byrne, Dermot Mulroney
hardened criminal Maggie Hayward's consistence violence, even in police custody, ends in the execution chamber. However, top-secret US government agency official 'Bob' arranges a staged death, so she can be elaborately trained as phantom killer and subdued into obedience. As a cover, she gets a new identity as saleswoman Claudia Anne Doran. And a wonderful house-mate, building super J.P., a broad-minded, gentle photographer. The two fall in love, but that complicates hit jobs. His good influence extends to breeding her a conscience that puts love over business, alas unlike Bob's agency.
Writers: Luc Besson, Robert Getchell
Maggie Hayward – Claudia Anne Doran – Nina
Victor the Cleaner
Richard Chapman Jr.
The Government gave her a choice. Death. Or life as an assassin. Now, there's no turning back.
Release Date: 19 March 1993
Filming Locations: Bourbon Street, French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Did You Know?
Anne Bancroft and José Ferrer appeared together in
A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy.
Claudia buys cans of Progresso Ravioli in the store, and then serves that ravioli at dinner. One can easily see the areas of the ravioli that do not have sauce on them. The sauce is atop the ravioli, which clearly indicates that the ravioli was cooked separately and the sauce was placed over the pasta later. However, canned ravioli would have a completely different appearance; it would have sauce dispersed evenly all over each ravioli.
[picks up Maggie's album of Nina Simone]
Can I take this?
You like Nina?
[after a while]
Yeah. I love her.
We'll miss her?
[gazes at the picture of Maggie on the wall]
Yeah. We'll miss her.
average movie, but great acting of Bridget Fonda
Being a remake of Luc Besson's "Nikita" (1990), this is quite an average
hollywood remake of a very interesting french movie. The french original
much better in terms of direction and story, but Bridget Fonda's acting is
marvellous, outstanding and considerably better than her french
counterpart's in "Nikita". And this is exactly the reason to watch this
movie, Fonda's performance is a thing you should definitely not