Air Force One


(out of 5)

Exciting, edge-of-your-seat thriller has President of the United States   defending himself and his family when terrorist  and his scary bad guys take over the First Airplane and hold its passengers hostage. Instructed by his security officials to take the escape pod (President Clinton said at the time the film was released that he has no idea if one really exists on Air Force One), the President decides to stay and be an action hero by defying the bad guys who threaten the ones he loves. Wolfgang Petersen has such a good time directing this enjoyable film that everything is surprisingly plausible.   has an excellent role as the Vice President grounded in Washington, having to make decisions that endanger Ford’s personal and political future.

Columbia Pictures Corporation, Beacon Communications, Radiant Productions, Beacon Pictures

USA/Germany, 1997

Directed by

Screenplay by 

Cinematography by 

Produced by , , Wolfgang Petersen,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Academy Awards 1997

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