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R| 1 hr. 55 min.

Plot Summary
Just-paroled army ranger Cameron Poe (Nicolas Cage) is headed back to his wife (Monica Potter), but must fly home aboard a prison transport flight dubbed "Jailbird" with some of the worst criminals living. Along with Diamond Dog (Ving Rhames) and Baby-O (Mykelti Williamson), genius serial killer Cyrus "The Virus" Grissom (John Malkovich) unleashes a violent escape plot in mid-flight. Secretly working with U.S. Marshall Vince Larkin (John Cusack), Poe tries to foil Grissom's plan.

Cast: Nicolas Cage , John Cusack , John Malkovich , Steve Buscemi , Ving Rhames , Colm Meaney , Mykelti Williamson , Rachel Ticotin

Director: Simon West

Genres: Action

Distributor: Buena Vista Pictures

Con Air (1997)

Release Date: June 6th, 1997|1 hr. 55 min.

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  • 38
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Con Air has all the signs of a hit. That's depressing. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    From scene to scene, the tone shifts from supposed sincerity to arch and amused, until the picture begins to seem like some mad, desperate, scattershot attempt to hold an audience's attention from moment to moment, by any means. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    This is a movie that knows it is absurd, and does little to deny it. show more

  • July 24, 2009 Parkway 68
    Report This User

    Hang on to your seatbelts. Non-stop action.

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In Defense of Nicolas Cage

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Brian Childs on Jan 4th, 2011 3:45PM

I've gotten into some scuffles with good friends, total strangers and a (now ex-) girlfriend over my unabashed love of Nicolas Cage. So when I was offered a chance to defend this great thespian --...

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