R | | Action, Drama, Thriller
Hijackers seize the plane carrying the President of the United States and his family, but he - an ex-soldier - works from hiding to defeat them.
The final sequence where a cable is extended from an MC-130 to the 747 was filmed near California's Channel Islands. Paul Bishop flew the 747 in formation within a few feet of the MC-130. The camera plane, a modified B-25, had a top speed of about 230 miles ... ...
Quick head count! One, two, three, four, five. Move out!
At 1:43:32, The Vice President (Glen Close) asks a general what a symbol on the situation board means. She is told the "red dot" represents Russian MiG fighters approaching to intercept Air Force 1. She then interrupts a military officer briefing President Marshall on flying/landing procedures by saying that "we are tracking six MiG's closing on your position." However it was never specified to her how many Russian MiG's are scrambled, only that the red dot represented them.
Per Marshall's comment to her, the aide who helps him with the fax machine (portrayed by Messiri Freeman) is listed in the credits as "Future Postmaster General".
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