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
Jurgen Prochnow, who plays the imprisoned war criminal, General Radek, was a veteran of Petersen's first big hit. He had played the U-boat captain in Petersen's 1981 submarine classic "Das Boot." See more »
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 »
[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 »
What a movie! TROMA eat your heart out! Multi-million budget for a B class Under Siege rip-off(which was a B-movie itself). This is one of the worst movies so far, among there with Battlefield Earth and Star Wars Episode 1. UNBELIEVABLY bad! Wooden Ford, monstrous Russians, killing in the name of MOTHER-RUSSIA, battle with MIGs - that a movie to watch! The best part is where Russians are singing INTERNATIONAL at jail and everyone in White House, on board of hijacked plane hears them through intercom.The hole thing looks and feel like a cold war movie made in 70's. SUMMARY: Either 1 or 10(if you like a good kitsch film).
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