AIR FORCE ONE (Theatrical Release USA 1997)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.4|5.0 Starsìììì

Air Force One—classic terrorist film—presents a phenomenal Harrison Ford as President of the United States with an outstanding back-up cast of William H. Macy, Glenn Close, Paul Guilfoyle, and Gary Oldman. This movie works because it is not predictable. There are nice surprises built into the story that keep audience attention. The well-timed action scenes with tension kept at a sustainable level throughout the film make this movie a good watch. Great work for Director Wolfgang Petersen.

Storyline

Air Force One is hijacked.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Wolfgang Petersen for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Marc Abraham, Thomas A. Bliss, and David V. Lester for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: President James Marshall (Harrison Ford), Ivan Korshunov (Gary Oldman), Vice President Kathryn Bennett (Glenn Close), Grace Marshall (Wendy Crewson), Alice Marshall (Liesel Matthews), Chief of Staff Lloyd Shepherd (Paul Guilfoyle), Agent Gibbs (Xander Berkeley), Major Caldwell (William H. Macy), Defense Secretary Walter Dean (Dean Stockwell), NSA Advisor Jack Doherty (Tom Everett), General Alexander Radek (Jürgen Prochnow), and Press Secretary Melanie Mitchell (Donna Bullock).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. The film serves up a perfectly exciting portion of Harrison Ford as President James Marshall. Listen for that iconic line, “GET OFF MY PLANE!”

Ben Meyers

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