Definitions for face off
confrontation, encounter, showdown, face-off(noun)
a hostile disagreement face-to-face
(ice hockey) the method of starting play; a referee drops the puck between two opposing players
face off, bully off(verb)
start a game by a face-off
(sports) The starting point, in a match of ice hockey. Two players face each other, for snatching the puck.
Either an actual or a figurative face to face confrontation, especially a bitter one.
To confront someone
Face/Off is a 1997 American action thriller film directed by John Woo, starring Nicolas Cage and John Travolta. The two both play an FBI agent and a terrorist, sworn enemies who assume the physical appearance of one another. The film exemplifies Woo's signature gun fu and heroic bloodshed action sequences, and has Travolta and Cage each playing two personalities. It was the first Hollywood film in which Woo was given complete creative control and was acclaimed by both audiences and critics. Eventually grossing $245 million worldwide, Face/Off was a financial success.
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