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.
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
The scene where they stop in Carson City, is totally exaggerated, the city has never had sand storms. See more »
(at around 1h 35 mins) When the plane is crashing at the Las Vegas strip the casinos that the plane hits / passes are all in wrong order. The plane passes the and is heading south on the strip. It then hits the guitar for the Hard Rock Hotel, which is not even on the strip, but is several blocks east and much further south. Then they show the Circus Circus sign, which is after the Stratosphere. A few clips later as the plane is about to touch down it passes the white wooden roller coaster of the Boardwalk Casino. The casino is on the wrong side of the plane if it is flying south, and the Boardwalk casino is miles south of The Sands, where the plane finally stops. The next exterior shot shows the Barbary Coast and it is in the correct place south of Circus Circus and to the correct side of the southbound plane. Other shots show the Mirage and the Sands being mixed up and the plane finally ends at the front door of The Sands (which is no longer in existence). 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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"Con Air" can best be described as "The Rock" in the sky. The film deals with a Gulf War veteran (Nicolas Cage) who becomes a victim of circumstance and is sentenced to eight years in prison. He is going home via a gigantic prison plane which is also carrying some very unsavory characters (John Malkovich, Ving Rhames, and Steve Buscemi among others). Of course the evil prisoners take over the plane and it is up to Cage to save the day. Overall this is a fine action film which keeps its focus on the characters. 4 out of 5 stars.
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