In order to foil an extortion plot, an FBI agent undergoes a face-transplant surgery and assumes the identity and physical appearance of a ruthless terrorist, but the plan turns from bad to worse when the same criminal impersonates the cop.
The President of the USA goes to Moscow and gives a stirring speech outlining the USA's new "Zero-tolerance" policy with respect to terrorism. On the flight home, terrorists take over Air Force One (the President's official plane) and take the passengers (including his wife and daughter) hostage. The terrorists plan to execute one hostage every half-hour unless/until their demands are met. However, the President is a former Medal of Honor winner, so the terrorists may be in for a surprise... Written by
When a dummy was put on the cable, the 747's bow wave blew off its coat and tie. Rather than put the plane's engines at risk, the filmmakers decided to use special effects for all shots of the people on the cable. See more »
The Air Force One pilot on the ground says that there is no automatic landing capability on the aircraft. All 747s have the capability to land on auto pilot. Later model 747s and every 757, 767 and 777 also has semi-auto takeoff. See more »
[after landing in Kazakstan]
Quick head count! One, two, three, four, five. Move out!
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Jürgen Prochnow plays General Ivan Radek yet in the cast list he is credited as "General Alexander Radek". See more »
Harrison Ford for President! A real stand-up-and-cheer film!
This film is one of the best I've seen in a long time. It offers continuous action like in The Fugitive (coincidentally another wonderful Ford performance) and Ashley Judd's Double Jeopardy; great performances from supporting cast members William H. Macy, Gary Oldman, and Glenn Close; and stirring, incredible special effects like from Robin Williams' What Dreams May Come. But what I think I like the most about the film is the slam-bang writing that is not only dramatic and inspiring, but also delivers a little comedy ("If this works, you get to be Postmaster-General.") When some of those lines are delivered, you'll want to stand up and cheer ("Get off my plane."). I saw the film three times and every time the audience cheered at at least point. Finally, I've never seen a better portrayal of the President. I'll say it again HARRISON FORD FOR PRESIDENT!!!
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