• Air Force One (1997)

Air Force One

Release Date: 1997

DVD Release Date: February 10th, 1998

R |2 hr 4 min

Plot Summary

After making a speech in Moscow vowing to never negotiate with terrorists, President James Marshall (Harrison Ford) boards Air Force One with his family (Wendy Crewson, Liesel Matthews) and advisers. When a group of terrorists led by Ivan Korshunov (Gary Oldman) hijacks the flight, the President's principles are put to the test. Feigning escape, ex-solider Marshall stows away in the aircraft and must race against time to rescue his family and everyone else on board.

Cast: Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close, Wendy Crewson, Paul Guilfoyle, William H. Macy, Liesel Matthews, Dean Stockwell

Director: Wolfgang Petersen

Genres: Action , Thriller

Production Co: Radiant Pictures, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Beacon Communications

Keywords: Quest, 1990s, Deception, Sacrifice, Daughter, Intense, Family, Survival, Wife, Rescue

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    Dares to present a flat-out heroic president, without the safety net of irony. It succeeds. show more

  • 75
    Barbara ShulgasserSan Francisco Examiner

    Think of this as "Die Hard" in a suit, with an election coming up. show more

  • 88
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    Director Wolfgang Petersen puts such a fresh spin on the familiar that it all works like gangbusters. show more

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