ONE WRONG FLIGHT CAN RUIN YOUR WHOLE DAY.
Cameron Poe (Nicolas Cage), who’s about to be released from prison, is transported on an airplane carrying some of the nation’s worst criminals; in midair, the plane is hijacked by a group of them. Another bombastic action movie that attracted huge audiences, just like The Rock (1996). This one doesn’t have the same visual appeal, but balls, considering how confidently its ridiculous ingredients are executed. John Malkovich and Steve Buscemi are having fun as ”the worst of the worst”, but all characters are strictly cardboard and the final showdowns utterly moronic.
1997-U.S. 115 min. Color. Widescreen. Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. Directed by Simon West. Song: ”How Do I Live” (Diane Warren). Cast: Nicolas Cage (Cameron Poe), John Cusack (Vince Larkin), John Malkovich (Cyrus ”Cyrus the Virus” Grissom), Steve Buscemi, Ving Rhames, Colm Meaney… Danny Trejo, Dave Chappelle, Monica Potter.
Trivia: Also released in a 122-min. version. Robert Downey, Jr., Charlie Sheen and Matthew Broderick were allegedly considered for the part of Larkin.
Razzie: Worst Reckless Disregard for Human Life and Public Property.