starring Nicolas Cage, Adam Beach, Peter Stormare, Noah Emmerich
screenplay by John Rice & Joe Batteer
directed by John Woo
by Walter Chaw A few minutes into John Woo's Windtalkers and the sad realization that Woo has become only the latest director ripping off the "John Woo Film" dawns on a long-time fan. Neophytes to Woo will probably think the director hasn't fallen all that far from Face/Off and Mission: Impossible II; fanboys who've seen Bullet in the Head and The Killer will wonder what the maestro was thinking this time around.