This is the 25th anniversary of the “Face on / Off” and the red carpet premiere

Face / offIf you haven’t seen it, it’s really a hut. I remember leaving the theater and commenting to my friend Joe that the final set piece involved people fighting literally every possible human transport: planes, trains, airplanes … helicopters, boats, cars. It’s very stupid. If you’re not familiar with the movie, here’s how Google tries to sum it up:

Desperate to bring the terrorist Castor Troy (Nicholas Cage) to justice, FBI agent Shawn Archer (John Travolta) tracks Troy, who boarded a plane in Los Angeles. After the plane crashes and Troy is seriously injured, presumably dead, Archer removes his face and undergoes surgery to replace Troy. When Archer tries to extract information about a bomb from Troy’s brother using his disguise, Troy wakes up from a coma and forces the surgeon to face Archer.

As one does.

Premier Hall Peak 1997; Half the people there are wearing satin, and those who are not are wearing bowling shirts. We found at least two famous extinct couples, and a mystery that took me a long time to unravel. Put it on someone else’s face and join me.

[Photos: Steve Granitz/WireImage, Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images]

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