Face/Off is a 1997 action
Action film
Action film is a film genre where one or more heroes is thrust into a series of challenges that require physical feats, extended fights and frenetic chases...

 thriller film directed by John Woo
John Woo
John Woo Yu-Sen SBS is a Hong Kong-based film director and producer. Recognized for his stylised films of highly choreographed action sequences, Mexican standoffs, and use of slow-motion, Woo has directed several notable Hong Kong action films, among them, A Better Tomorrow, The Killer, Hard...

, starring John Travolta
John Travolta
John Joseph Travolta is an American actor, dancer and singer. Travolta first became known in the 1970s, after appearing on the television series Welcome Back, Kotter and starring in the box office successes Saturday Night Fever and Grease...

 and Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage is an American actor, producer and director, having appeared in over 60 films including Raising Arizona , The Rock , Face/Off , Gone in 60 Seconds , Adaptation , National Treasure , Ghost Rider , Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans , and...

. The two both play an FBI
Federal Bureau of Investigation
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is an agency of the United States Department of Justice that serves as both a federal criminal investigative body and an internal intelligence agency . The FBI has investigative jurisdiction over violations of more than 200 categories of federal crime...

 agent and a terrorist
Terrorism is the systematic use of terror, especially as a means of coercion. In the international community, however, terrorism has no universally agreed, legally binding, criminal law definition...

, sworn enemies who assume the physical appearance of one another.

The film exemplifies gun fu
Gun fu
Gun fu, a portmanteau of gun and kung fu, is the style of sophisticated close-quarters gunplay seen in Hong Kong action cinema and in Western films influenced by it. It often resembles a martial arts battle played out with firearms instead of traditional weapons...

 and heroic bloodshed
Heroic bloodshed
Heroic Bloodshed is a genre of Hong Kong action cinema revolving around stylized action sequences and dramatic themes such as brotherhood, duty, honour, redemption and violence. The term heroic bloodshed was coined by editor Rick Baker in the magazine Eastern Heroes in the late 1980s, specifically...

 action sequences, and has Travolta and Cage each playing two personalities. It was the first Hollywood film in which Woo was given complete creative control and was acclaimed by both audiences and critics.

You watch your FUCKING mouth!

(singing) I'm ready. I'm ready for the big ride, baby.

[after waking from his coma and watching a video of his surgery] Dr. Walsh! I'm just enjoying some of your greatest hits here. I hope you don't mind: I took a few of your uh groovy painkillers. You know, this is fabulous work. Oh God, this is excellent. Oh, bravo. Bravo. Bra-fucking-vo.

Oooweee good lookin! Ya hot!

Well, I've gotta go. I've got a government job to abuse, and a...lonely wife to fuck.

Dress up like Halloween, and ghouls will try to get in your pants.

Isn't this religious? Ahhh, yes. The eternal battle between good and evil, saint and sinners... but you're still not having any FUN!

No daughter of mine would shoot so wide.

I'm about to unleash the biblical plague "Hell"-A. deserves.

When all else fails - fresh tactics!