Face/Off script
Face/Off (1997)
Synopsis: Obsessed with bringing terrorist Castor Troy (Nicolas Cage) to justice, FBI agent Sean Archer (John Travolta) tracks down Troy, who has boarded a plane in Los Angeles. After the plane crashes and Troy is severely injured, possibly dead, Archer undergoes surgery to remove his face and replace it with Troy's. As Archer tries to use his disguise to elicit information about a bomb from Troy's brother, Troy awakes from a coma and forces the doctor who performed the surgery to give him Archer's face.

He hangs up and glances at the threatening men. The WIRY

HOOD takes Barnes's glasses and snaps them in two.

INT. BAY VIEW HOTEL -- LOBBY -- NIGHT

Rain-soaked, POLLUX TROY (30's) anxiously checks in. He's a

human hummingbird -- skittish, edgy, a bit paranoid.

CLERK:

-- I do have something on

the 26th floor facing west

-- but there's no view.

POLLUX:

Yes -- there is.

POLLUX grabs the key and heads for the ELEVATOR. He holds

the elevator door open, waiting on a pair of muscular,

crystal-eyed twins -- LARS and LUNT MUELLER.

A helpful Bellhop reaches for Lars's large DUFFLE bag --

Lars yanks it back and disappears into the elevator.

INT. IDENTIFICATION FLOOR -- ANALYSIS ROOM -- SAME TIME

Chief analyst BRYCE shows a new TRAINEE the ropes. He grabs

a booking PRINT-OUT from a vacuum feeder tube: Barnes's.

BRYCE:

If this guy took a shit off

the London Bridge -- we'll

know about it in two seconds.

Bryce feeds the computer which WHIRS into action -- scanning

the handprint. The Trainee considers Barnes's innocently

GOOFY MUGSHOT.

TRAINEE:

This guy? I bet he never

even said the word shit.

FULL SCREEN -- MONITOR

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Mike Werb

Mike Werb is an American screenwriter, whose writing credits include Face/Off, The Mask and the story for Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. A Los Angeles native, Werb attended Stanford. He is a UCLA Film School graduate. more…

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