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Russian terrorists conspire to hijack the aircraft with the president and his family on board. The commander in chief finds himself facing an impossible predicament: give in to the terrorists and sacrifice his family, or risk everything to uphold his principles - and the integrity of the nation.
How often do you think Obama turns to someone on Air Force One and says "Get off my plane!" like Harrison Ford? Six, seven times a day?
Whenever this film get's talked about I always seem to remember the line
"Get off my plane"
Such a memorable line that Arnold or Stallone would be proud to say in their film.
Harrison shows he is a great President and it's a shame he is too old to start an campaign right now. Arnold did it so why not him!
The action and effects hold together very well but you can't ignore the American theme (in your face) which is still there.
The sound is incredible to use for a decent sound system, jets,bullets fly from front to back when needed.
What is really ridiculous is Agent Gibbs who we see as a Russian terrorist from the start but…
A perfectly cast, expertly crafted action epic, Wolfgang Petersen's "Air Force" is a thrilling, engrossing piece of work. Starring Harrison Ford as the President of the United States, the film follows the post-"Die Hard" action template of hero-takes-on-bad-guys-in-specific-location but never feels derivative or uninspired. It is full-bodied, fully entertaining spectacle.
The story at work in "Air Force One" is straightforward and streamlined: POTAS's plane is hijacked, and the President is pressed into action. The script is taut, offering early bursts of information that set up the President's character and the film's themes. "Air Force One" observes a leader who commits to tough policy and then is forced to stand by his words to the potential detriment of his family and…
Two words: Kick ass.
Some action films don't exactly get better after each viewing, but "Air Force One" (like "Die Hard" before it) is a rarity. This is a tight, macho, patriotic thriller, featuring Harrison Ford, God bless him, as the President of the United States who doesn't want to be fucked with.
Wolfgang Petersen is a fantastic visual director, and he frames the plane sequences with uncommon finesse. Equipped with terrific, quotable lines of dialogue ("If this works, you get to be Postmaster General"), this is a smart, fast-paced, R-rated blockbuster.
It's expensive '90s Hollywood at its best.
Remember a simpler time? A time when characters could say things like, "Nobody does this to the United States. The President will get his baseball glove back and play catch with this guy's balls!"
Those were the days, when USA was number one and woe to all those who dared to cross her mighty strength.
Perhaps my second favourite line is "I'm counting on you, red, white and blue."
Yes, but of course. When dealing with a crisis situation involving complex aircraft mechanics the best thing to do is to true in the colour of the flags. Because terrorists never win when blind patriotism is on hand.
Simpler times, simpler films. Not the worst and not the best. But certainly unintentionally hilarious at times.
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Die Hard Clones: Air Force One (1997)
Harrison Ford's Die Hard, a movie so overly-patriotic that even U.S president Bill Clinton praised it. When a group of Russian militants (led by one Ivan Korshunov) hijack the president's plane known as Air Force One and take the people inside hostage in exchange for the release of a vicious dictator, U.S. President James Marshall (Ford) is the only man who can stop it. Not only for his country, but for his wife and daughter who are among the many hostages kept on board.
It's well-directed most of the time, expect for the extremely dated CG that's unfortunately WAY too over-used. It's well-cast, with Ford making for a…
To say that it's Die Hard-but-on-a-plane doesn't do justice to the quality of Air Force One's execution: the action's shot tensely, the score hits all the right bombastic and patriotic notes, and all the actors hand in energetic performances (Oldman and Close are standouts in this regard). Some plotting nonsense aside (what was the Secret Service agent's motivation to turn traitor, exactly?), this film delivers pulpy thrills with skill.
Get off my plane
Oh shit air force one has been hijacked and the President is in trouble!?!? Who’s gonna help!! Fuck that noise, the President gonna save his own presidential ass, leader of the free world style.There’s a tonne of reasons why this movie is great watch and a mandatory bud smoking appropriate flick but I’m gonna go through just a few.
1. Pretty sure in all movies these days the president is black. In 1997 movie presidents were un apologetically white, ex military, big headed, big dicked and could handle a glock and if loving that is so wrong I don’t want to be right.
2. Russian terrorists, call me old fashioned but Ruskis are the premier terrorists. I know there’s an…
I love it when a fax machine shows up and instantly dates a film.
Air Force One is so well-directed that it's hard to not be entertained by how Harrison Ford navigates this plane and kicks the asses of a bunch of Russian terrorists.
It's a great film to watch when you're struggling to get excited about who our next Commander-in-chief is going to be in the good ole US of A.
Harrison Ford wird hier arg verbraten in diesem überpatriotischen Petersen-Actionfilm. Hätte er nicht schon soviel Kredit, würde man ihn nicht mehr mögen - obwohl der Ford ja nix dafür kann. Ist jedenfalls seine 2 Stunden nicht wert.
Air Force One is unabashedly a 90s action film. It has all of the recycled tropes, it's patriotic to the point of absurdity, and the premise is preposterous, but the film ends up being very entertaining despite all that.
Although it's impossible to take seriously, Air Force One does strike exactly the right tone for a movie like this, being just intentionally cheesy enough that you can buy into the ridiculous fact that the President of the United States is running around his plane gunning down terrorists. The storytelling is quite sloppy at times, especially when it comes to the plans and motivations of the villains, but the whole thing is so earnest about itself. Air Force One knows it's…
william h. macy is such a fucking cutie i love him so much. also glenn close is my beautiful mother
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