Air Force One (1997)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Xander Berkeley Secret Service Agent Gibbs
Glenn Close Vice President Kathryn Bennett
Wendy Crewson Grace Marshall
Tom Everett National Security Advisor Jack Doherty
Harrison Ford President James Marshall
Paul Guilfoyle Chief of Staff Lloyd Shepherd
William H. Macy Major Caldwell
Liesel Matthews Alice Marshall
Gary Oldman Ivan Korshunov
Xander R. Berkeley Agent Gibbs
Bill Smitrovich Gen. Northwood
Dean Stockwell Defense Secretary Walter Dean
Movie Details
Genre Action; Thriller; Drama
Director Wolfgang Petersen
Producer Armyan Bernstein; Gail Katz
Writer Andrew W. Marlowe
Studio Columbia / TriStar
Language English
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Running Time 124 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 6.3
In this action drama, Harrison Ford plays James Marshall, a onetime combat hero in the Vietnam War who is now President of the United States. While visiting the former Soviet Union, Marshall gives a speech in which he supports a get-tough attitude against both terrorists and a right-wing general and war criminal from Kazakhstan imprisoned in Moscow, earning him few friends in the Eastern Bloc. While flying back to the United States aboard Air Force One, Marshall and his staff discover that one of the journalists returning with them is actually Ivan Korshunov (Gary Oldman), a Kazakhstani terrorist, who hijacks the plane with three associates and holds the president hostage — with his wife and daughter on board. Marshall must use his strength and intelligence to keep the terrorists at bay and devise a plan to allow his family to escape to safety, while on the ground the vice-president (Glenn Close), the secretary of defense (Dean Stockwell), and the attorney general (Philip Baker Hall) grapple over what to do and how much control to take in this crisis. Slam-bang action sequences and plot twists fly fast and furious in this nail-biter from director Wolfgang Petersen, who previously generated suspense under water (rather than in the air) with Das Boot. — Mark Deming
Personal Details
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Collection Status In Collection
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color
Standard 1.33:1 Color
Layers Dual side, Single layer
UPC 043396718890
Chapters 35
Release Date 9/2/2003
Subtitles English; Spanish; French
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo [CC]
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Dolby Widescreen