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When the President's plane is forced to land in a small village, he has no choice but to stay at the nearby hotel. Terrorists take over the hotel and it's left to hotel staff and NYPD (local police) to save the day.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lysette Anthony ... Amanda Brown
Jay Benedict ... Vice President
Paul Birchard Paul Birchard ... General Motors
Peter Capaldi ... Hilton Gilfoyle
John Chancer John Chancer ... Agent Howerue
Brian Conley Brian Conley ... Inspector Cochrane
Richard Cubison Richard Cubison ... Sergeant Backup
Michael Fitzpatrick Michael Fitzpatrick ... Pilot Steve
David Graham ... Scientist
Glyn Grimstead Glyn Grimstead ... Joe the Mechanic
Kate Harper ... Velma Sneider
Keeley Hawes ... Tricia
Richard Heffer ... UN Colonel
Kenneth Jay ... Bob Lantz
David Kincaid David Kincaid ... Sea Captain
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Air Force One is forced to land in a small English village, and the President secretly decamps to a country club hotel. It is soon attacked by a gang of international terrorists led by Ziegler, who holds the President ransom for billions of dollars. The terrorists want the code to his computer, which will allow them to unleash nuclear weapons wherever they choose, but the President refuses to give them the password. It takes the efforts of the hapless hotel manager, Hilton Grilfoyle, and his assistant, Ben Carter to overcome the terrorists using what wits they can muster between them. Written by Indigo Entertainment Ltd

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Very bad attempt at slapstick comedy
29 January 2016 | by kuzumelSee all my reviews

Aside from comparisons to the disaster spoofs from the 1970's and 80's, this movie attempts to spoof the terrorists ransoming a world leader plots from the 1990's and onwards. So I'm judging this by the genre of slapstick comedy films from the 1920's onwards.

In short, IT DOES NOT WORK! Very poor attempts at humor, relentlessly lined up one right after another. In-your-face slaps instead of sly winks. The actors ran out of scenery to chew and resorted to sawdust. What plot there was fell onto the "over cooked noodle" and kept running away whimpering.

The only redeeming funny part was the final chase scene. Then the LAPD and 3-Stooges-FBI agents ruin it.

Do not waste your time on this one.

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