HARRISON FORD IS THE PRESIDENT -- AND HE'S BEEN SKYJACKED -- IN "AIR FORCE ONE," THE "ABC SATURDAY MOVIE OF THE WEEK," OCTOBER 22
Glenn Close Stars as the Vice President in the Action-Packed Thriller
Harrison Ford is the President and he's been skyjacked by terrorists who threaten the lives of his wife and daughter unless he meets their demands, in "Air Force One," airing with video description as the "ABC Saturday Movie of the Week," OCTOBER 22 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 5/15/00).
President James Marshall (Ford) is traveling with his family and entourage back from a conference on terrorism when terrorists take charge of Air Force One. At first the president eludes the skyjackers, but the group's violent leader, Gary Oldman, holds the First Lady (Wendy Crewson) and 12-year-old First Daughter (Liesel Matthews) as hostages to leverage demands of freedom for one of his colleagues in a Russian prison.
A former Medal of Honor winner, President Marshall fights back with his fists and wits aboard the cramped airliner, while the Vice President (Glenn Close) struggles to negotiate from the White House with the terrorists and the Russian government.
"Air Force One" stars Harrison Ford ("K-19: The Widowmaker," "What Lies Beneath") as President James Marshall, Gary Oldman ("Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban," "Hannibal") as Egor Korshunov, Glenn Close ("The Stepford Wives," TV's "The Shield") as Vice President Kathryn Bennett, Wendy Crewson as Grace Marshall, Liesel Matthews as Alice Marshall, William H. Macy as Major Caldwell, Dean Stockwell as Defense Secretary Walter Dean, Paul Guilfoyle as Chief of Staff Lloyd Shepherd and Xander Berkeley as Agent Gibbs.
The film, directed by Wolfgang Petersen and written by Andrew W. Marlowe, was a production of Beacon Pictures, Columbia Pictures Corporation and Radiant Productions. (CLOSED-CAPTIONED) (Broadcast in stereo where available)
This film, which airs with video description, carries a TV-14,V parental guideline. Due to some violent content, viewer discretion is advised.