R | | Action, Crime, Thriller
Newly paroled ex-con and former U.S. Ranger Cameron Poe finds himself trapped in a prisoner transport plane when the passengers seize control.
According to Danny Trejo, there was a lot of 'tough guy competition' in almost everything on the set. For example, when one guy would spit on the floor, the others would immediately imitate it and try to spit even farther.
Officer at Leaving Ceremony:
Army Rangers have a proud history. Since the 1700s, Rangers have led the way in every major confrontation in which the United States has been involved. You men are a credit to that fine heritage, and I'm sorry to see you go. But you've served your ...
At Lerner Airfield, the jet Francisco Cindino is trying to escape in is hit by a crane arm and then crashes into gas pumps and a small building. After it stops, Francisco is trying to climb out of the back of the broken in half jet and gasoline is shooting out of the ground where the knocked over gas pumps were. Right then while Francisco is yelling for help and hanging out of the back of the jet, and Cyrus' and Swamp Thing's legs are to the left of screen, between Cyrus' left leg and Swamp Thing's right leg there is a man very far off in the distance. He is wearing a white shirt, black pants and some kind of hat and is running and carrying something red in his right hand that resembles a bag or maybe a bucket. There is no character in the movie that fits that description during the Lerner Airfield Scenes. Nor is there any character that could be off in the distance at that moment. So it's some kind of crew member or first responder.
Con Air was not cut by the BBFC, but the certificate was raised from a '15' at the cinema to an '18' on video, as it was felt that original decision was too lenient. However, there are reports of cuts to all home versions (including the US releases) so these must have been made by the US distributors.
$24,131,738 (USA) (8 June 1997)
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