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Runtime: 124 min

Genres: Action | Adventure | Drama | Thriller

Languages: English | Russian

Countries: Germany | USA

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, Rovi

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Writers (1)

Andrew W. Marlowe (written by)

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Actors (82)

Alan Woolf Russian President Petrov
Albert Owens 'Football' Colonel
Aleks Shaklin Government Official
Alex Veadov MiG Pilot
Allan Kolman Kazakh Soldier
Andrew Divoff Boris Bazylev
Bill Smitrovich General Northwood
Boris Lee Krutonog MiG Leader (as Boris Krutonog)
Brian Libby Phillips, AFO Chief Mechanic
Bruce Holman Special Service Agent #4
Carl Weintraub Lt. Colonel Ingraham
Catherine T. Yang Asian TV Reporter
Chris Howell Major Perkins
Dan Shor Notre Dame Aide
Daniel W. Barringer USAF Jumpmaster (as Dan Barringer)
David Gianopoulos Agent Johnson
David MacIsaac MC-130 Pilot 'Liberty 2-4'
David O'Donnell Young Airman
David Permenter Winch Recovery Master
David Vadim Igor Nevsky
Dean Stockwell Defense Secretary Walter Dean
Diana Bellamy White House Switchboard Operator
Don McManus F-15 Leader Colonel Carlton (as Don R. McManus)
Donna Bullock Deputy Press Secretary Melanie Mitchel
Duke Miglin F-15 Fighter Pilot 'Halo 2'
E.E. Bell Reporter #1
Elester Latham AFO Navigator
Elya Baskin Andrei Kolchak
Fenton Lawless Joey, Steward
Gary Oldman Ivan Korshunov
George Meyers Secret Service Agent (uncredited)
Glenn Close Vice President Kathryn Bennett
Glenn Morshower Agent Walters
Gordon Michaels USAF Radio Specialist #1
Harrison Ford President James Marshall
Harry Hutchinson Ramstein Airbase Controller
Igor N. Lobotsky Russian Official
Ilia Volok Vladimir Krasin
J. Mark Donaldson Special Service Agent #3
J. Scott Shonka Pararescue Jumper #1
J.A. Preston White House General (uncredited)
Jim Harley Willis
J├╝rgen Prochnow General Ivan Radek
Keith Woulard Special Service Agent #2
Koko Kiledjian Russian Speaker
Kristian Sorensen USAF Radio Specialist #3
Lee Faranda Russian Villain
Levan Uchaneishvili Sergei Lenski (as Levani)
Liesel Matthews Alice Marshall
Marciarose Shestack Reporter #3
Mario Roberts Special Service Agent #1
Mark Knutson Russian Jumpmaster
Mark Thompson Reporter #2
Marty Rosen CIA Director
Messiri Freeman Future Postmaster General
Michael Monks Assistant Press Secretary
Michael Ray Miller Colonel Axelrod
Mike Hambrick CNN Reporter
Oleg Taktarov Prison Guard #2
Pasha D. Lychnikoff Prison Guard #1 (as Pavel D. Lychnikoff)
Paul Bishop Pilot (uncredited)
Paul Guilfoyle Chief of Staff Lloyd 'Shep' Shepherd
Paul Sklar Pararescue Jumper #2
Philip Baker Hall U.S. Atty. General Andrew Ward
Ren Hanami Reporter #4
Richard Doyle Colonel Bob Jackson, AFO Backup Pilot
Robb Derringer Halo 2 (uncredited)
Robert Peters USAF Radio Specialist #2
Spencer Garrett White House Aide Thomas Lee
Stuart Nixon USAF Security Agent
Suzanne Michaels CNN Anchorwoman
Thom Barry Ramstein S.O.F. Watch Officer
Thomas Crawford Mike, Steward
Timothy Carhart Secret Service Agent at Checkpoint (uncredited)
Tom Everett National Security Advisor Jack Doherty
Tony Boldi Ron Hersog (uncredited)
Wendy Crewson Grace Marshall
Werner Sonne German Journalist (uncredited)
Willard E. Pugh White House Communications Officer (as Willard Pugh)
William H. Macy Major Caldwell
William Victor Skrabanek Russian Official (uncredited)
Xander Berkeley Secret Service Agent Gibbs