First screened in July 1997 / Most recently screened in September 2017
Director: John Woo. Cast: John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Joan Allen, Alessandro Nivola, Gina Gershon, Dominique Swain, Nick Cassavetes, Margaret Cho, James Denton, Colm Feore, CCH Pounder, Robert Wisdom, Harve Presnell, Chris Bauer, Kirk Baltz, John Carroll Lynch, Matt Ross, Tommy Flanagan, Thomas Jane, Dana Smith, David McCurley, Myles Jeffrey. Screenplay: Mike Werb and Michael Colleary.

Twitter Capsule: Summer tentpole as delirious pop audacity, voluptuous in movement and color. Deep casting pays sensational rewards, too.

VOR:   Goes out on several stylistic limbs, to say nothing of narrative gambits. Woo takes to Hollywood much better than most invitees from abroad.

Photo © 1997 Paramount Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A–

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Sound Effects: Mark P. Stoeckinger, Per Hallberg

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