Air Force One

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Running Time:  124 min.
Release Date: July 25, 1997
DVD: February 1, 1998

Current rating: Rating: 2.75
based on 10 votes and 3 reviews
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Cast: Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close, Dean Stockwell, Wendy Crewson, William H. Macy, Paul Guilfoyle, Jurgen Prochnow


After a joint American-Russian military operation results in the capture of Kazakh terrorist Ivan Radek, U.S. President James Marshall (Harrison Ford) and his family go to Moscow to attend a celebratory dinner. On their journey back to the U.S., their plane, the Air Force One, is hijacked by a group of Radek loyalists led by Ivan Korshunov (Gary Oldman).

Ivan contacts Vice President Kathryn Bennett (Glenn Close) and threatens to kill hostages every 30 minutes if Radek is not released. To the hijackers’ surprise, the President turns out to be the biggest threat to their mission. Using his previous military experience, President Marshall must fight the men and ensure the safety of his family and personnel.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Producer(s): Jon Shestack, Gail Katz, Armyan Bernstein
Screenplay: Andrew W. Marlowe

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  • 5 stars "Great movie, but did lack a few items that could have made this film a lot better."
  • 1 star "Disappointing, to say the least. Unfortunately the filmmakers have chosen to turn President Ford into some sort of cinematic action hero when the opportunity was there to do a thorough examination of his mishandling of Watergate."
  • 1 star "A vote is required to comment, but this is far below 0 stars. A star-studded cast, you may point out, but to no avail. It's one of the worst movies in history. If you need to see this, I recommend watching it as an absurdist comedy. A flag-draped, fawning paean to a mythical superhero president taking out the stereotypical bad guys and saving, oh, everybody. Guess what happens. You can. Anyone can, because that's how predictable this sh*t is. Whew! The air sickness bag is located in the seat pocket in front of you."
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