Air Force One is a 1997 American action thriller film directed by Wolfgang Petersen and produced by Gail Katz, Jonathan Shestalk, Wolfang Petersen and Armyan Rernstein. The screenplay was written by Andrew W. Marlowe.
Rated: R (movie contains violence)
Run Time: 2h 4min
Release Date: July 25, 1997 (USA)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Director: Wolfgang Petersen
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Air Force One stars Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close, Wendy Crewson, Liesel Matthews, Paul Guilfoyle, Xander Berkeley, William H. Macy, Dean Stockwell, Tom Everett, Donna Bullock and Philip Baker Hall.
Air Force One is an action thriller where steadfast U.S. President James Marshall (Harrison Ford) was in Moscow giving a speech outlining the USA’s new “Zero-tolerance” policy with respect to terrorism. In the speech he tells the world he will not negotiate with terrorists. On the flight back home, Air Force One is forcibly hi-jacked by terrorists who take control of the President’s plane and take the passengers hostage, including his wife Grace (Wendy Crewson) and daughter Alice (Liesel Matthews).
The terrorists are a group of Russian neo-nationalists led by Ivan Korshunov (Gary Oldman) who demand the release of General Alexander Radek (Jurgen Prochnow) and threatens to execute one hostage every half-hour unless/until their demands are met.
During the initial hi-jacking, the Secret Service agents heard the gunfire and evacuated President Marshall to the escape pods. In a scuffle with the terrorists, the agents and terrorists were killed. Knowing his family was still on board, he released an empty pod and he stowed away in the belly of the aircraft. Using the element of surprise was able to overtake one of the terrorists and acquires a gun. Now he races against time to rescue his family and everyone else on board.
“Peace isn’t merely the absence of conflict, but the presence of justice.” – President James Marshall
“When you talk to the President, you might remind him that I am holding his wife, his daughter, his chief of staff, his national security advisor, his classified papers…and his baseball glove!” – Ivan Korshunov
“Okay guys give me some room. I’ve just been ordered to fire on Air Force One.” – Colonel Carlton
“Get off my plane!” – President James Marshall
Official Movie Trailer
Harrison Ford as President James Marshall
Gary Oldman as Ivan Korshunov
Glenn Close as Vice President Kathryn Bennett
Wendy Crewson as First Lady Grace Marshall
Liesel Matthews as Alice Marshall
Paul Guilfoyle as Chief of Staff Lloyd Shepperd
Xander Berkeley as Agent Gibbs
William H. Macy as Major Caldwell
Dean Stockwell as Defense Secretary Walter Dean
Tom Everett as NSA Advisor Jack Doherty
Donna Bullock as Press Secretary Melanie Mitchell
Philip Baker Hall as U.S. Attorney General Ward