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 »
When the terrorist fires at the toilets, the bullet spray on the back wall of the second toilet (that he opens) is different from the spray on the door. See more »
[after landing in Kazakstan]
Quick head count! One, two, three, four, five. Move out!
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Per Marshall's comment to her, the aide who helps him with the fax machine (portrayed by Messiri Freeman) is listed in the credits as "Future Postmaster General". See more »
From director Wolfgang Petersen comes this tense, high-energy thriller centering around the hijacking of Air Force One. Having just told the world that he will not negotiate with terrorists, steadfast U.S. President Ford has his policybut more importantly the lives of his family and entire administrationput to the test when his plane is taken over in mid-air by merciless Russian radicals. While the White House and his Cabinet try to resolve the conflict from the ground, he decides to take matters into his own hands and fight back. Explosive action scenes, credible performances, and intense, adrenaline-pumping drama take viewers on a wild ride that makes an implausible situation seem completely believable! Ford is perfectly cast as a renegade president, Close an added bonus as his second-in-command, Oldman powerful and frightening as the brutal terrorist leader. A must for action fans. ***
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