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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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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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

Harrison Ford was originally considered to work with Wolfgang Petersen on outbreak two years before and was offered the Dustin Hoffman role of Col. Sam Daniels which was written for him,but he turned it down. See more »

Goofs

Jumping out of a plane at 200 knots and immediately opening a parachute of the kind in the movie is probably going to break the sail, yet only clean openings are shown. See more »

Quotes

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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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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Lena Dunham/The National (2014) 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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