Face/Off made Nic Cage. Sure, he won an Oscar in Leaving Las Vegas, but this film, which marked John Woo’s Hollywood debut, is the beginning of Cage’s descent into acting lunacy—and we mean that as a compliment. This oral history of the 20-year old action film delves into the minutiae of the filming, from almost landing Johnny Depp for the role of Castor Troy (which ultimately went to Cage) to the random improvisation that happened throughout the making of this action classic.
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