R | | Action, Drama, Thriller
Communist Radicals hijack Air Force One with The U.S. President and his family on board. The Vice President negotiates from Washington D.C., while the President, a Veteran, fights to rescue the hostages on board.
The in-fighting over the correct Presidential line of succession was inspired by the real-world conflict after President Ronald Reagan's assassination attempt. His Secretary of State, Alexander Haig, insisted he was in control of the government while Reagan was in surgery, attempting to bypass the Vice President.
Quick head count! One, two, three, four, five. Move out!
Jumping out of a plane at 200 knots and immediately opening a parachute of the kind in the movie is probably going to break the sail, yet only clean openings are shown.
Jürgen Prochnow plays General Ivan Radek yet in the cast list he is credited as "General Alexander Radek".
In the theatrical release and the original DVD and VHS releases, Korshunov's line (in Russian) as he puts the explosive on the cockpit door was translated as "If we land, we're finished" in the burned-in English subtitles. On the US Blu-ray and UHD releases, and on most digital streaming versions, the previous subtitle "They're landing" is incorrectly repeated instead.
$37,132,505 27 July 1997
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