Nikita

Nikita (re-titled La Femme Nikita in some markets) is a 1990 movie written and directed by Luc Besson and starring Anne Parillaud as a convicted murderer who is recruited as a government assassin.

It was remade in English in 1993 as Point of No Return, directed by John Badham and starring Bridget Fonda. This film is also known by the name The Assassin in Australia and Belgium, and in certain US and UK home video markets.

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Nikita (re-titled La Femme Nikita in some markets) is a Canadian television series loosely based on the premise of Besson's film, with the added complication that the convicted murderer (here played by Peta Wilson) was wrongly convicted and has never killed anyone before being recruited as an assassin. It ran from 1997 to 2001 and was created by Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran who went on to create 24.

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Nikita is also the name of a song by Elton John.


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