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
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 »
When ordered to fire on Air Force One, the F-15 in question is seen with full afterburner on. If this were the case in reality, it would fly past Air Force One by miles. 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 »
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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