|Air Force One|
|Directed by||Wolfgang Petersen|
|Produced by||Armyan Bernstein|
|Written by||Andrew W. Marlowe|
William H. Macy
|Music by||Jerry Goldsmith|
|Editing by||Richard Francis-Bruce|
|Distributed by||Beacon Pictures|
- U.S. -
- non-USA -
Buena Vista International (except Australia)
- Australia -
Village Roadshow Pictures
|Release date(s)||July 25, 1997|
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Air Force One is a 1997 suspense thriller starring Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman and Glenn Close. English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been Harrison Ford (born July 13, 1942) is an Academy Award - and BAFTA -nominated as well as Golden Globe -winning American Gary Leonard Oldman (born 21 March 1958 is an English actor writer director, producer, Voice-over artist and occasional Musician who Glenn Close (born March 19, 1947) is an American Singer and Actress of stage and screen, perhaps best known It was directed by Wolfgang Petersen and released in the United States on July 25, 1997 by Beacon Pictures. Beacon Pictures (formerly Beacon Communications LLC) is the name of an American production company co-founded in 1990 by Armyan Bernstein. Columbia Pictures, the film's international distributor, appealed to the Motion Picture Association of America's 'R' rating and edited the film for another try, aiming for a PG-13 release. }} Columbia Pictures Industries Inc is an American Film production and distribution company The appeal failed and Columbia decided to release the film as an R anyway. The film received two Academy Award nominations for Best Film Editing and Best Sound. The 69th Academy Awards were dominated by movies produced by independent studios financed outside of mainstream Hollywood, leading to 1997 being dubbed "The Year of the The Academy Award for Film Editing was first given for films issued in 1934 The Academy Award for Sound Mixing is an Academy Award that recognizes the finest or most euphonic Sound mixing or recording
While on a visit to Moscow, President James Marshall announces in a speech that the United States will not negotiate with terrorists, after an operation by US and Russian special forces captured the tyrannical leader of Kazakhstan, General Ivan Radek which happened 3 weeks before the speech. Moscow (Москва́ romanised: Moskvá, IPA: see also other names) is the Capital and the largest city of The President of the United States is the Head of state and Head of government of the United States and is the highest political official in United States by The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Russia (Россия Rossiya) or the Russian Federation ( Rossiyskaya Federatsiya) is a transcontinental Country extending Kazakhstan, also Kazakstan ( Қазақстан, Qazaqstan, qɑzɑqˈstɑn Казахстан, Kazakhstán,) officially the With his visit to Moscow complete, the President is now on his way home to Washington, D.C. aboard Air Force One. Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout Unknown to security, Soviet neo-nationalists posing as a news crew have infiltrated the plane, and one of the President's Secret Service agents, Gibbs, is in league with the terrorists. The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR was a constitutionally Socialist state that existed in Eurasia from 1922 to 1991 National Bolshevism is a political movement that claims to combine elements of Nationalism and Bolshevism.
Once the plane is aloft, Gibbs kills three fellow agents before opening the on-board weapons locker. The terrorists (controlled by Ivan Korshunov) frantically grab weapons and search the plane for Marshall, killing many passengers. They then take the remaining crew (Chief of Staff Lloyd Shepard, Military Advisor Major Caldwell, National Security Advisor Jack Doherty, and Marshall's wife and daughter) hostage. A hostage is a person or entity which is held by a captor The original definition meant that this was handed over by one of two belligerent parties to the other or seized as security The flight crew declare an emergency and prepare to land at Ramstein Air Base. Ramstein Air Base is a United States Air Force base in the German state of Rheinland-Pfalz. The President is evacuated to an escape pod by numerous Secret Service agents, who are all gunned down. After inspecting terrorists assume he has escaped in the deployed pod, they all head to the cockpit. Surprisingly, Marshall comes out of hiding and retreats to the baggage deck. Meanwhile, the terrorists kill the pilots and take control of the plane, which takes off again to the surprise of standby Ramstein crew.
In Washington, Vice President Kathryn Bennett arrives at the White House, assessing the situation alongside the Secretary of Defense Walter Dean and other officials. The Vice President of the United States is the first person in the presidential line of succession, becoming the new President of the United States upon the death See also Executive Office of the President of the United States The White House, formerly known as the Executive Mansion, is the Official residence The United States Secretary of Defense ( SECDEF) is the head of the U They soon learn that Marshall did not board the escape pod and could be either dead, a hostage, or hiding somewhere onboard. The terrorists call the Vice President, demand the release of General Radek and threaten to begin executing hostages one by one every half an hour. This threat is soon realized when Security Advisor Doherty is executed after Bennett calls to report that Russian President Petrov will not release Radek, but he tells Bennett he would only do so to save the President.
Still on the baggage deck and having already killed one terrorist, Marshall finds a satellite phone. A satellite telephone, satellite phone, or satphone is a type of Mobile phone that connects to orbiting Satellites instead of terrestrial While attempting to call the White House, a second terrorist finds Marshall and detains him. The call nevertheless reaches the Situation Room. Marshall manages to covertly order an attack on Air Force One so he can subdue the terrorist. The plan works, and Marshall attempts a fuel dump to land the plane. Fuel dumping from an Aircraft is used to lighten the aircraft's weight in certain emergency situations Recognizing the presence of someone on the baggage deck (the terrorists assume him to be a Secret Service agent), Korshunov executes Press Secretary Melanie Mitchell in an effort to force Marshall's surrender. A press secretary or press officer is a senior advisor who provides advice on how to deal with the News media and using News management techniques helps While two of the terrorists attempt to restore the fuel controls, Marshall slips by and subdues another terrorist, using his keys to free the hostages. Major Caldwell proposes a ruse whereby an aerial refueling tanker could force Air Force One to an altitude that permits parachuting from the rear of the plane. The idea is put into action and many of the hostages escape with parachutes, but the tanker explodes when the terrorists discover the evacuation at the rear of the plane, stranding Caldwell, Shepard, Gibbs, President Marshall and his family, all of whom are then captured and taken to Korshunov.
Korshunov abuses the President and then orders him to call Petrov to secure Radek's release. In Washington, Dean persuades the Cabinet to sign a Presidential Incapacitation Document, but Bennett refuses to sign it. As Radek's release is prepared, Marshall and the hostages free themselves and kill the remaining terrorists, but Korshunov captures the First Lady and shoots at the President but Shepard covers him by himself before Korshunov flees to the parachute ramp. In a vicious fight, Marshall manages to eject Korshunov from the aircraft by deploying his parachute while a static line is wound around his neck which fatally breaks it. A static line is a fixed cord attached to a large stable object Marshall then calls Petrov moments before Radek's release, and the prison guards gun down the former general as he flees.
Kazakh MiG fighter jets loyal to Radek soon reach Air Force One and inflict serious damage on its engines in retaliation. US fighters intercept and fend off the hostile aircraft, but not before heavy damage is inflicted on the plane, rendering it unlandable. An air-to-air ropeline rescue is hastily arranged, but before the evacuation can be completed, the damaged plane begins a rapid descent with Marshall, Caldwell and Gibbs still aboard. Marshall insists on rescuing his family and the wounded Shepard before he evacuates the plane. Once it is the President's turn to leave, Gibbs drops all pretense, killing Caldwell and the Air Force parajumper. Marshall fights with Gibbs and escapes on the ropeline, leaving a despairing Gibbs aboard the 747 as it crashes into the Caspian Sea. A rope line is a Rope, often covered with Velvet, that separates famous persons from a crowd The Caspian Sea is the largest enclosed body of water on Earth by area variously classed as the world's largest lake or a full-fledged Sea. The C-130 Hercules announces that it is now Air Force One, and the film ends with the plane flying towards safety with the First Family aboard and the return of USAF F-15 Eagle jets. WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout
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Randy Newman was initially hired to write the film score; however, his version was considered by Peterson to be almost a parody, and Jerry Goldsmith was commissioned to write and record a more sombre and patriotic score in just twelve days (with an assist from Joel McNeely). Randall Stuart “Randy” Newman (born November 28 1943 is an Academy Award –winning American Singer/songwriter, arranger, Composer A film score is a broad term referring to the music in a film which is generally categorically separated from songs used within a film Jerrald King "Jerry" Goldsmith ( February 10, 1929 – July 21, 2004) was an American Film score Composer Joel McNeely (born 1959 is a Music composer for movies and television  After the harried experience, Goldsmith vowed never to again take on such a last-minute task.