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“Face/Off” is a 1997 American action thriller film directed by and starring and . The film follows the story of FBI agent Sean Archer (Travolta), who undergoes a dangerous surgical procedure to switch faces with his arch-nemesis, the terrorist Castor Troy (Cage), in order to stop a bomb from detonating in Los Angeles.

The movie is known for its over-the-top action sequences and the dynamic performances of Travolta and Cage, who both play each other's characters with great intensity and charisma. The film also explores themes of identity and the blurred lines between good and evil, as Archer begins to adopt some of Troy's personality traits while inhabiting his body.

The direction and cinematography by are also noteworthy, with his signature slow-motion action sequences and stylized camera movements contributing to the film's visceral and adrenaline-fueled atmosphere.

Overall, “Face/Off” is a highly entertaining and exhilarating action film that has become a cult classic. It is a must-watch for fans of the action genre, as well as those interested in exploring the themes of identity and morality in cinema. However, the film contains graphic violence and may not be suitable for all viewers.

Directed by ,
Written by Mike Werb Michael Colleary
Produced by David Permut Barrie M. Osborne Terence Chang Christopher Godsick
Starring , , , , , ,
Cinematography Oliver Wood
Edited by Christian Wagner Steven Kemper
Music by John Powell
Production
companies
Touchstone Pictures Permut Presentations
Distributed by Paramount Pictures (United States) Buena Vista International (International)
Release date June 27, 1997 (United States)
Running time 133 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $80 million
Box office $245.7 million

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