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Con Air

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The most dangerous criminals on Earth are about to take flight. Only one man can stop them.

Fasten your seat belts as Nicolas Cage takes you on the most dangerous flight of your life in the smash hit action thriller from the producer of The rock and Crimson tide... Con Air!

On an aircraft carrying some of the most notorious criminals of all time, the recently paroled Cameron Poe (Nicolas Cage) is hitching a ride home to his wife and daughter. But he suddenly finds himself embroiled in a mid-air skyjacking masterminded by Cyrus "The Virus" Grissom (John Malkovich). While Cameron fights to keep these savage convicts from massacring everyone on board, a government agent on the ground (John Cusack) battles to keep his overzealous superiors from blowing the plane into oblivion!

Amazing stunts and visual effects add heart-pounding suspense to this must-see action hit of the year!

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film action crime plane explosion murder convict stunt

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Theatrical report

Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha. What a piece of shite.

Picture Nicolas Cage trying to do an impersonation of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone at the same time. Picture John Malkovich trying to do an impression of Anthony Perkins and Anthony Hopkins. Picture John Cusack trying to do an impression of Steven Segal and Al Pacino. Picture a scriptwriter trying to do an impression of Ray Showgirls Esterhauz. Get the picture?

This is "shoot hit kill bleed" porn for boofy blokes who like explosions and aren't too hot on picking up plot holes, shallow characterisations, bad dialogue and other minor irrelevancies like that. It's a good, trashy flick for the boys, which even manages to fit in a damsel in distress (for heroics) and a girlie fag (ostensibly for realism, but really for humour). It's heavy on family values and glorious American history. It's a piece of crap, but an entertaining piece of crap, if you like this sort of thing.

Security censorship classification

MA 15+ (Medium level violence)

Surveillance time

115 minutes (1:55 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

VHS rental: Undated November 2001
DVD retail: 6 August 2003 - Nicolas Cage box set
DVD retail: 7 February 2007 - Extended version

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