Face/Off - Movie Synopsis & Plot
Castor Troy sits under the trees, watching the father and son circle round and round the Merry-go-round. His eyes settle on the man's back through a high-powered scope, and, without any mercy in his fingers, squeezes the trigger. FBI Agent Sean Archer falls to the ground, a bloody hole in his back. Castor Troy stands up, his eyes widening in horror, and Sean Archer looks over at his son. The bullet passed straight through his body and into his five-year-old son's head, killing him instantly.
Years later, Sean Archer gets his break. Pollux Troy, Castor's brother, and Castor himself, are boarding a personal jet at a small airport outside of LA. The FBI responds quickly and captures Pollux; Castor is placed in a coma that he apparently will never wake up from. Archer thought his nightmare was over. But then he recalls what Castor said right before he went unconscious, something about a bomb that will total downtown Los Angeles. Even after he's gone, Castor still gets the last laugh.
Pollux Troy, the designer of the bomb, refuses to speak to anyone but his brother, but Castor is a vegetable. So if Pollux won't talk to anyone but Castor, then Archer will do the next best thing. He will become Castor Troy. Through a new, controversial surgical procedure, Archer dons Castor's body, face, and voice. Posing as the notorious terrorist, he enters a maximum security prison to get the information. But, meanwhile, Castor awakes. After killing everyone who knew about the experiment, Castor becomes Archer. Literally.