Air Force One Movie Review 1997

Information and Film Reviews for Air Force One the Movie

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Ford stars as U.S. President James Marshall, who is not only tough on crime but tough, period. His policy is to not negotiate with terrorists. Then Air Force One, with him, the First Lady and their daughter aboard is hijacked by Russian nationalists, led by ice cold Ivan (Oldman). Close is first woman Veep, Kathryn Bennett, stuck in D.C. coping with the situation. Ford is in fine form as the President who's forced to kick some Commie butt to save the day. Director Petersen ("In The Line of Fire") is becoming a master of building tension in confined places and puts his strong cast to good use. Nail-biting suspense and breath-taking action sequences cap off tour-de-force adventure.


Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL:, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 124 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Adventure Drama, Presidency, Terrorism, Airborne, Family Ties, Air Disasters, Veterans, Trapped with a Killer!, Hostage!, Top Grossing Films of 1997, Secret Service
Andrew Marlowe
Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close, Dean Stockwell, William H. Macy, Wendy Crewson, Xander Berkeley, Paul Guilfoyle, Liesl Matthews, Bill Smitrovich, Elya Baskin, David Vadim, Tom Everett, Philip Baker Hall, Spencer Garrett, Donna Bullock
Michael Ballhaus
Wolfgang Petersen
Jerry Goldsmith
Juergen Prochnow
Wolfgang Petersen, Armyan Bernstein, Gail Katz, Jonathan Shestack, Thomas A. Bliss, Marc Abraham, David Lester, Beacon Films, Radiant, Columbia Pictures

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