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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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The most important man, the surest airplane, the most dangerous Hijackers... 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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AFO  »

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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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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 »

Goofs

When the terrorists force their way into the cockpit and try to take the plane off again, the man who takes the pilot's seat seems to have knowledge of flying a plane, but for someone desperate to take off again, he waits quite some time before advancing the throttle. In addition, the chances of a 747 taking off with drag flaps down, off a runway, with late throttle entry (given that jet engines need to spool up) are nil. The film should have ended after 28 minutes with AF1 crashing in a huge fireball. 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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Crazy Credits

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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Very nice action flick!
19 August 2002 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

Although it is very unrealistic, AIR FORCE ONE is just pure, 100% fun at the movies. Anyone who takes this serious has a problem. It's not meant to be, it's just supposed to be an entertaining, fun, action packed thrill ride. Action haters beware! The acting was great-as usual with any Harrison Ford film- the directing was good, and it's like I said before, just good plain fun! So take my advice, see Air Force One, and don't take it too seriously. Just have fun watching it! 3.5/5 stars!

JOHN ULMER


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