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Air Force One (1997)

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Hijackers seize the plane carrying the President of the United States and his family, but he - an ex-soldier - works from hiding to defeat them.

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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 Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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Harrison Ford is the President of the United States. See more »


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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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25 July 1997 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$37,132,505 (USA) (25 July 1997)

Gross:

$172,620,724 (USA) (30 January 1998)
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2.35 : 1
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In December 2015, presidential candidate, politician and real estate tycoon Donald Trump revealed his admiration for "Harrison Ford on the plane ... He stood up for America." Donald was greatly inspired by Harrison's performance in the film that he took it too seriously. When Ford was told during a TV interview of Trump's compliment, he turned it down to the camera and said "Donald, it was just a movie. Things like this don't happen in real life." See more »

Goofs

At 1:43:32, The Vice President (Glen Close) asks a general what a symbol on the situation board means. She is told the "red dot" represents Russian MiG fighters approaching to intercept Air Force 1. She then interrupts a military officer briefing President Marshall on flying/landing procedures by saying that "we are tracking six MiG's closing on your position." However it was never specified to her how many Russian MiG's are scrambled, only that the red dot represented them. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Major Perkins: [after landing in Kazakstan] Quick head count! One, two, three, four, five. Move out!
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Crazy Credits

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 »


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L'INTERNATIONALE
Written by Eugène Pottier (as Eugene Pottier) and Pierre Degeyter
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Good actors, bad movie...(spolers)
3 August 2004 | by (Riga, Latvia) – See all my reviews

Five things we learn after watching this movie: 1.All Russians are either terrorists or cowards. 2.MP5, MP5K, M4 and Sig Sauer PRO are superior wonders of Western weaponary, which need no reloading ever. 3.When 6 Russian fighters attack Air Force One only one of them will fire at a time.(Courtesy towards enemy anti-missle system, I guess:)) 4.In air combat, Russian pilots never maneuver, even when targeted, guess, there is no chance to escape superior American missiles, so they don't bother anyway. 5.When a terrorist fires a gun, the bullet is stopped by body armor. When President fires the same gun, bullets go through armor like a knife through butter. 2/10 for casting Oldman.


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