The fate of a nation rests on the courage of one man. The President of the USA goes to Moscow and gives a stirring speech outlining the USA's new policy with respect to terrorism. On the flight home, terrorists take over Air Force One (the President's official plane) and take the passengers (including his wife and daughter) hostage.
The terrorists plan to execute one hostage every half-hour unless/until their demands are met. However, the President is a former Medal of Honor winner, so the terrorists may be in for a surprise…
- " Air Force One holds up almost 25 years later and the film remains one of the greatest presidential action thrillers to grace the big screen. " – Danielle Solzman
- " A capable thriller bearing Wolfgang Petersen's signature flair for suspense. " – Mike Massie
- " This pulsating political actioner should prove cathartic for mainstream viewers who yearn for a decisive, gutsy executive branch of government. " – Duane Byrge