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Air Force One (1997)

 -  Action | Adventure | Drama  -  25 July 1997 (USA)
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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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Storyline

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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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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25 July 1997 (USA)  »

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Air Force One  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$76,200,000 (Non-US) (31 October 1997)

Gross:

$172,620,724 (USA) (30 January 1998)
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Trivia

The sequence set at Ramstein AB, Germany, was filmed at Rickenbacker International Airport, Columbus, OH. Because the aircraft had to be visible even though the scene was supposedly taking place at night, a small amount of sky light was required; this restricted filming to two 15-minute intervals each day, at dusk and dawn. See more »

Goofs

Major Caldwell remarks that he cannot fly a plane, yet he clearly wears Command Pilot wings on his shirt. To be able to rate the wings, Caldwell would have had to be a military pilot for at least 15 years, with at least 3000 flight hours. Even if he was not rated for multi-engine aircraft like AF1, he would have definitely been more qualified to fly the aircraft than Marshall, whose experience is limited to helicopters and small single-engine aircraft from a period dating to the Vietnam War. See more »

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[first lines]
Major Perkins: [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 »

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L'INTERNATIONALE
Written by Eugène Pottier (as Eugene Pottier) and Pierre Degeyter
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30 October 2009 | by (Prague, Czech republic) – See all my reviews

Normally, people do their registration and first comment on IMDb to praise some great film they really liked and felt a need to share their impressions. Regrettably, I had to do opposite.

This evening I tried to watch this "movie", but what the heck... I really don't understand you guys, who give it seven or more stars. I probably didn't get the point of this film?? It is full of clichés, full of flaws and often I felt just embarrassed. President of the US fights professional killers and outsmart them all alone... ha ha. I have to admit that I was not able to watch this till the end.

Maybe I wasn't in the mood for that kind of movie. But it is definitely not for someone who wants to use his brain. Sorry.


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