Face/Off (Face Off) is a 1997 American science fiction action film directed by John Woo and starring John Travolta and Nicolas Cage. Travolta plays an FBI agent and Cage plays a terrorist, sworn enemies who assume each other’s physical appearance. It was the first Hollywood film in which Woo was given major creative control. The film earned favorable reviews and grossed $245 million worldwide. The film was also nominated for an Academy Award in the category of Sound Effects Editing (Mark Stoeckinger) at the 70th Academy Awards.FBI Special Agent Sean Archer (John Travolta) survives an assassination attempt by freelance domestic terrorist and homicidal psychopath Castor Troy (Nicolas Cage), but the bullet pierces through Sean’s chest and hits his son Michael, killing the boy.