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 Russian General the hijackers want released is a cameo by Jürgen Prochnow, who starred as the Captain of the U-boat in Wolfgang Petersen's breakthrough hit Das Boot (1985).
Quick head count! One, two, three, four, five. Move out!
As the aircraft swerves about the aerodrome and goes to take-off again the terrorists do nothing about the flaps (set at 30 degrees for landing). The increased drag caused by the flaps at this setting wouldn't allow the aircraft to take off at all, let alone take off in such a short distance.
Jürgen Prochnow plays General Ivan Radek yet in the cast list he is credited as "General Alexander Radek".
To attract more viewers the German distributor (Buena Vista International) cut out some violent scenes to receive a "Not under 12" rating. The German video release contains the full version and is rated "Not under 16".
$37,132,505 27 July 1997