Slotting right in alongside the mid 1990s dawn of the modern action fest (with the likes of Con Air, Face Off, Broken Arrow etc) comes this gloriously violent and over the top action extravanganza with a slight sci-fi bent.
Having killed his son years earlier Sean Archer (John Travolta) has been hunting arch-criminal Castor Troy (Nicolas Cage) for years and when he finally finds him and brings him to custody he discovers that Troy has planted a bomb to go off in Los Angeles in the future.................the only problem being Troy is now in a coma and unresponsive.
The solution......to undergo experimental face swapping technology and BECOME Castor Troy, infiltrating his organisation and finding out where the bomb is. Which would be fine, until Castor wakes up and decides he'll take Archer's face and become him as well!!
Dizzying balletic action, choreographed by director Woo and great performances from a talented cast make this a delight of a crazy action ride that doesn't let up from opening pursuit to the action spectacle finale!