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Face/Off is a 1997 film about a revolutionary medical technique that allows an undercover agent to take the physical appearance of a major criminal and infiltrate his organization.

Directed by John Woo. Written by Mike Werb and Michael Colleary .
It's like looking in a mirror - only not taglines

Castor Troy

  • 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, ahh, yes. The eternal battle between good and evil, saint and sinners... but you are still not having 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!
  • [Sean Archer and Castor Troy, each wearing the other's face, meet] It's like looking in a mirror. Only... not.
  • You'll be seeing a lot of changes around here. Papa's got a brand new bag.
  • I AM Castor Troy!
  • You're not having anymore fun, are you, Sean?
  • Interception! Now our side's got the ball. Sorry!
  • Eve.I hate to see you go..I LOVE to watch you leave.
  • Lies, deceit, mixed messages... this is turning into a real marriage.
  • Y'know, I could eat a peach for hours.
  • If I were to send you flowers where would I... no, let me rephrase that. If I were to let you suck my tongue, would you be grateful?
  • (after Castor Troy is killed) You are right, Sean. I misbehaved. I have to be punished. But remember... Every time when you look in the mirror, you'll see my face!
  • Well, you're gonna have to pull the trigger, 'cause I don't give a fuck!
  • [holding his gun at Archer] Wow. We have something in common. We both know our guns.

Sean Archer

  • I want to take his face... off. Eyes, nose, skin. It's coming off.
  • When this is over, I want you to take this face and burn it. Hey, I still sound like me.
  • Doctor, I have, uh, something-- I have this scar-- that-- that-- that if you can p-put this back after, after all this is over-- It-- It's important to me. It's-- It's like a reminder.
  • My scar, the one near my heart. This old bullet wound. I won't be needing it anymore.
  • The assignment was to enter a federal prison as Castor Troy. It's just fucking insane. And it's-- A special ops surgeon, uh, gave me, uh, Castor's FACE! Then, uh-- And then, somehow, Castor came out of his, uh, his-his coma, and he killed everybody... who knew about the mission. But, but not before transforming into me.
  • I was thinking the other day, I-- I remember I once took a date out for surf and turf, not knowing she was a vegetarian. So she ate bread. And, uh, and broke her tooth on a rye seed. And we, we drove around all night, uh, looking for a-- for a all-night dentist. And, and he, uh-- He was so drunk, he fixed the wrong tooth. And it-- When I finally brought her home-- Even though it must have hurt like hell, you, you, you kissed me.
  • I know you don't believe a word I'm saying. Well, here's proof, doctor. Your husband, me, my Sean's blood type is O negative. Castor is AB.
  • When we put this thing away, you can brand the Fourth Amendment on my butt.
  • The man you think is your husband is not your husband.
  • I don't care if I live, and you do.
  • Honey, don't listen to him! He's not your father! Hear my voice, I'm your father!
  • You-you trust that billion dollar satellite. I'll take a 50 dollar snitch at this point.
  • I'm Castor Troy! I'M CASTOR TROY!


  • Tito: Goddamn it! Don't play chicken with the goddamn jet!
  • Tito: Damn it, Sean!
  • Tito: Goddamn it, Sean!
  • Dietrich: You look like you just fucked your mother.
  • Dietrich: No more drugs... for that man.
  • Dietrich: Goddamn my place is getting FUCKED up!
  • Walton: You are now the property of Erewhon Prison. A citizen of nowhere. The Geneva Convention is void here; Amnesty International doesn't know we exist. When I say your ass belongs to me, I mean exactly that.
  • Dr. Eve Archer: [at Michael's grave 6 years after his murder] Happy Birthday, Mikey. He took our baby, Sean. He took our little boy.
  • Sasha Hassler: [last words after being killed in the gunfight] Take care of our boy. Love him so much. Don't let him grow up to be like us, promise?
  • Burke Hicks: Dontcha-dontcha remember the little people?


Sean Archer: Any word from the LAPD intelligence? If there IS such a thing?
Loomis: Not yet, sir.
Sean Archer: Of course not, because we're a covert anti-terrorist team that is so-so SECRET, that when we snap our fingers NOTHING HAPPENS!

Sean Archer: Give it up, Castor. Your time's up.
Castor Troy: Well, you better hit me, Sean, 'cause you got only one bullet left.
Sean Archer: So do you.
Castor Troy: Wow. We got something in common. We both knew our guns.
Sean Archer: What we don't have in common is that I don't care if I live, and you do.
Castor Troy: Sean, that hurts. You're not having any fun, are you, Sean? Why don't you come with us? Try terrorism-for-hire. We'll blow some shit up. It's more fun!
Sean Archer: Shut the fuck up.
Castor Troy: You watch your FUCKING mouth! I'm about to unleash the biblical plague "Hell"-A. deserves.
Sean Archer: Bullshit.
Castor Troy: Oh Oh Oh I see I-I'm bluffing. Maybe I am,but then maybe I am not. Besides, what would you do when you lock me up? You'd drive your wife and kid crazy. Say, how is your daughter, anyway? Your... your darling Janie, your little peach? Is she ripe? Ri-ripe-ripe-ri RIPE!! (shoots the gun but there is no bullet)

Victor Lazarro: Archer! You made a deal with Pollux Troy. That isn't like you.
Castor Troy: [as Sean Archer] When all else fails - fresh tactics!
Victor Lazarro: Fresh? Let me tell you my fresh tactic: from now on, everything to do this case goes through me, you understood? Good. Thanks.

Wanda: You turned your beeper off.
Castor Troy: [as Sean Archer] Well, it's my son's birthday.
Wanda: Well, here's some poetic justice, sir: Castor Troy is dead.
Buzz: He got killed while trying to escape Erewhon.
Castor Troy: [as Sean Archer] Where's his body? I wanna see his body.
Wanda: It hasn't been recovered yet.
Wanda: Even if he is alive, Castor isn't stupid enough to come back to this city.
Castor Troy: [as Sean Archer] You-you must trust. He's already here.

Sean Archer: [as Castor Troy] This is between us. Leave them out of it.
Castor Troy: [as Sean Archer] No. You should have left them out of it. Your son was an accident. I wanted to kill you. But, you took it so personally. Why couldn't you just kill yourself or let it go?
Sean Archer: [as Castor Troy] No father could.
Castor Troy: [as Sean Archer] No brother could either.
Sasha Hassler: [coming in] Neither could a sister.
Castor Troy: [as Sean Archer] Sasha, what the fuck are you doing here?
Sasha Hassler: Gee, Archer, I guess I'm crashing. You okay baby?

[Jamie points a gun to Castor Troy and Sean Archer]
Castor Troy: [as Sean Archer] Ah, good girl, Jamie! Shoot him!
Sean Archer: [as Castor Troy] Honey, don't listen to him, honey! He's not your father! Hear my voice: I'm your father.
Castor Troy: [as Sean Archer] Use your eyes, Jamie. Shoot him.
Sean Archer: [as Castor Troy] Don't shoot, don't shoot. Just, just...
Castor Troy: [as Sean Archer] This scumbag... this scumbag shot your brother, Jamie! Kill him.
[Jamie shoots Sean Archer]

Burke Hicks: Dontcha remember the little people?
Sean Archer: [as Castor Troy] Burke Hicks.
Burke Hicks: Yes.
Sean Archer: [as Castor Troy] I bust... believe Sean Archer busted you for stalking the UN Secretary General.
Burke Hicks: Oh, no, Archer framed me. I had nothing to do with that. Word was you got wasted.
Sean Archer: [as Castor Troy] [pause] You want to see what "wasted" looks like, little man?

Castor Troy: I don't know what I hate wearing worse: your face or your body. I mean, I certainly do enjoy boning your wife, but let's face it, we both like it better the other way, yes? So why don't we just trade back?
Sean Archer: You can't give back what you've taken from me.
Castor Troy: Oh, well... plan B. Lets just kill each other

Castor Troy: [as Sean Archer] You're not the only one in the family with the brains.
Pollux Troy: No, although now I am the only one with the looks.
Castor Troy: [as Sean Archer] Touche.

Castor Troy: Say you're sorry.
Karl: I'm sorry.
Castor Troy: I didn't hear it.
Karl: I'm sorry!
Castor Troy: Mean it?
Karl: I'm so sorry!
[Castor Troy tosses Karl to his car]

Castor Troy: Dress up like Halloween, and ghouls will try and get in your pants.
Jamie Archer: Typical, Dad. Some guy tries to rape me and I'm to blame?
Castor Troy: You haven't been the same since Mike died. Hiding someone else's face. While were talking, do you have protection?
Jamie Archer: Protection? You mean like condoms?
Castor Troy: [pulls out his switchblade] Protection. Next time, let Carl drop his pants, slip this in his thigh, twist it, that way the wound won't close. Go on. Get outta here.

Pollux Troy: Seeing that face on you makes me afraid my tiramisu might come back up.
Castor Troy: [as Sean Archer] Well, think about me. This nose. This hair. This ridiculous chin. Brother, we're going straight.
Pollux Troy: My goodness. Did you exchange brains as well?
Castor Troy: First thing I need you to confess to is the location of the bomb.
Pollux Troy: What about our $10 million?
Castor Troy: What about if I become an American hero for diffusing the bomb? What's the worth? Know that, thank you, next question.

Dr. Eve Archer: Well, I knew it only a matter of time before you forgot where we lived.
Castor Troy: [as Sean Archer] Come on, gimme a break, every house on this block looks the same.

Walton: I stop the fights. Not you.
Sean Archer: [as Castor Troy] When I get out of here -
Walton: IF you get out of here.
Sean Archer: [as Castor Troy] I'm gonna have you fired.

Troy[As Archer]:Oooooee your good lookin'! Your hot! Its like looking in a mirror only not.
Archer[As Troy]: Troy??
Troy[As Archer:Now that, is between us, OK?
Archer[As Troy]:But you were i...i...
Troy [As Archer]:In a coma? Nothing like having your face cut off to disturb your sleep, read the newspaper lately?
Archer[As Troy]: You killed them?
Troy [As Archer]: Yeah well, beats paying the bill, like come on, if a face lift costs five grand...see anything you like!!???
Archer [As Troy]:Tito!
Troy[As Archer]:I torched all the evidence that proves your you, ok sooo....WOW!! Looks like you are going to be in here for...THE NEXT HUNDRED YEARS!! Now, I have got to go...I've got a goverment job to abuse and....a lonely wife to fuck.Oh, I'm sorry...make love to! GOD, I miss that face!


  • In order to catch him, he must become him.
  • To destroy your enemy, you must find him, face him, and then... become him.
  • It's like looking in a mirror - only not
  • Only one will survive


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