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.
A loyal and dedicated Hong Kong inspector teams up with a reckless and loudmouthed LAPD detective to rescue the Chinese Consul's kidnapped daughter, while trying to arrest a dangerous crime lord along the way.
Cameron Poe, a highly decorated United States Army Ranger, came home to Alabama to his wife, Tricia, only to run into a few drunken regulars where Tricia works. Cameron unknowingly kills one of the drunks and is sent to a federal penitentiary for involuntary manslaughter for seven years. Cameron becomes eligible for parole and can now go home to his wife and daughter. Unfortunately, Cameron has to share a prison airplane with some of the country's most dangerous criminals, who took control of the plane and are now planning to escape the country. Cameron has to find a way to stop them while playing along. Meanwhile, United States Marshal Vincent Larkin is trying to help Cameron get free and stop the criminals, including Cyrus "The Virus" Grissom. Written by
(at around 1h 29 mins) While "Sweet Home Alabama" by Lynyrd Skynyrd is playing in the background, Garland Greene (Steve Buscemi) says: "Define irony: a bunch of idiots dancing around on a plane to a song made famous by a band that died in a plane crash." On October 20, 1977 Lynyrd Skynyrd's plane crashed. It was the model Convair 240. See more »
(at around 24 mins) The pilot's cabin is constructed of bullet proof steel, with a heavy duty bullet proof door, which is why Cyrus waits for the pilot to open it. The remaining pilot had several opportunities to close the door and seal himself in, then could have returned to the original airport. See more »
Officer at Leaving Ceremony:
Army Rangers have a proud history. Since the 1700s, Rangers have led the way in every major confrontation in which the United States has been involved. You men are a credit to that fine heritage, and I'm sorry to see you go. But you've served your country well, and you've displayed the ability to fight on to the Ranger objective and complete its mission, never leaving behind a fallen comrade no matter what the odds or the enemy. I thank you. America thanks you. And I wish you luck ...
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Macho's in a non-stop action movie with lot's of explosions. This is
ladies and gentlemen; the ultimate guy movie.
The movie is filled with crazy over the top characters such as Pinball,
Johnny-23, The Marietta Mangler and Sally-can't-dance. It has some of
the best casting in a movie I have ever seen. The actors are all simply
perfect for their roles. Especially John Malkovich and Steve Buscemi
are excellent as always and their characters are the best of the movie
even though Buscemi's character wasn't really needed at all. The
introduction of the prisoners at the beginning of the movie is
completely over the top but I love it! It possibly is one of my
favorite scene's in cinema history when we first meet Cyrus the Virus
and Diamond Dog, the music really sets the mood in that scene.
Of course the story is not important, it's all about explosions,
shootings, fist fights and everything in between. But dislike other
action movies "Con Air" actually has a story that I like, even though
it's completely over the top. Although I think that the movie might had
been better of without the Poe's family scene's and storyline, even
though I still sort of like the emotional scene's between them. Also I
think that Nicholas Cage is a bit too much of a good guy in the movie,
not only does he help his friend on board, he even finds time to try
and save all the cops their lives and that of the bunny present for his
A good thing is the excellent soundtrack by Trevor Rabin and Mark
Mancina that gives the movie an extra 'cool' feeling.
One little point of critic is that the editing isn't always great. But
I can live with that...
Perfect entertainment in a crazy over the top non-stop action movie!
There are better action movies out there but not much.
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