CIA analyst Jack Ryan must stop the plans of a Neo Nazis faction that threatens to induce a catastrophic conflict between the United States and Russia's newly elected president by detonating a nuclear weapon at a football game in Baltimore.
In order to foil an extortion plot, an FBI agent undergoes a facial transplant surgery and assumes the identity and physical appearance of a terrorist, but the plan turns from bad to worse when the same terrorist impersonates the FBI agent.
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
After Randy Newman's score was rejected, Wolfgang Petersen hired Jerry Goldsmith to compose the replacement score. The task proved too daunting in the time available, so Goldsmith brought in Joel McNeely to write music for several sequences based on the themes he had already prepared for the film. After the film was released, Goldsmith publicly stated he would never accept a replacement score assignment again. See more »
Air Force One takes of from Moscow Sheremetyevo airport. However, it is misspelled as SHEREMET(Y)ESP instead of SHEREMETYEVO (in Cyrillic) on the building near the plane. See more »
[after landing in Kazakstan]
Quick head count! One, two, three, four, five. Move out!
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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 »
Harrison Ford for President! A real stand-up-and-cheer film!
This film is one of the best I've seen in a long time. It offers continuous action like in The Fugitive (coincidentally another wonderful Ford performance) and Ashley Judd's Double Jeopardy; great performances from supporting cast members William H. Macy, Gary Oldman, and Glenn Close; and stirring, incredible special effects like from Robin Williams' What Dreams May Come. But what I think I like the most about the film is the slam-bang writing that is not only dramatic and inspiring, but also delivers a little comedy ("If this works, you get to be Postmaster-General.") When some of those lines are delivered, you'll want to stand up and cheer ("Get off my plane."). I saw the film three times and every time the audience cheered at at least point. Finally, I've never seen a better portrayal of the President. I'll say it again HARRISON FORD FOR PRESIDENT!!!
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