Con Air [Extended Cut] [DVD] [1997]

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  • Release Date: 05/16/2006
  • Rating: R
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Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (316 out of 321)

Synopsis


Con Air
Former war hero Cameron Poe (Nicolas Cage) is sentenced to eight years in prison when he accidentally kills a man in a barroom brawl while defending his pregnant wife. When his release comes through, he's eager to see the daughter he's never met. However, Poe's original flight is delayed, so he's put aboard a flight transporting ten of the most dangerous men in the American penal system to a new high-security facility. One of the criminals, Cyrus "The Virus" Grissom (John Malkovich), is a serial killer and insane genius who has hatched a diabolical plot: with the help of several other hoods, including Diamond Dog (Ving Rhames), Johnny 23 (Daniel Trejo), and Garland Greene (Steve Buscemi), Cyrus and his men will hijack the plane and fly to a neutral nation where they can live as free men. Poe finds himself stuck in the middle; he has to find a way to get home, keep himself alive, look after his cellmate Baby-O (Mykelti Williamson), who will die without proper medicine, and try to help the cops on the ground, including agent Vince Larkin (John Cusack). Producer Jerry Bruckheimer's first film after the death of his partner Don Simpson, Con Air shows he learned well how to assemble the formula all by himself, with plenty of action, stunts, and special effects and not a lot of story to get in the way. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Nicolas Cage
    Nicolas Cage - Cameron Poe
  • John Cusack
    John Cusack - Vince Larkin
  • John Malkovich
    John Malkovich - Cyrus (The Virus) Grissom
  • Steve Buscemi
    Steve Buscemi - Garland Greene
  • Ving Rhames
    Ving Rhames - Diamond Dog



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars with 321 reviews

99%of customers would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Silly and shallow, but awesome

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    CrimsonKing42

    Con Air is one of those great action films in that its only goal is for most of the scenery to blow up and for you to continually experience adrenaline bursts throughout the film. As such, it's one of the genre's best: an entertaining, frequently humorous and always amusing film with some surprisingly good actors obviously having a good time. That may not be the makings of an Oscar winner, but it does make for some great action entertainment. This is the story of Cameron Poe (Nicholas Cage, at the peak of his glory days), a convict who's just been released and is hitching a ride with a prisoner transport plan to get home. The trouble begins when a bunch of the convicts on board decide to take over the plane and fly it to freedom. Led by the vicious murderer Cyrus "The Virus" Grissom (John Malkovich. What more can i say?), the group intend to get away clean. However, Poe can't let this happen, for fear that he'll get part of the blame and won't be able to go home to his family. Thus, he helps U.S. Marshall Vince Larkin in secret, hoping that they can stop the criminals before they reach freedom. Some of the minor characters in the film are a lot of fun as well, especially the ones played by Ving Rhames and Danny Trejo. However, my favorite character is the serial killer played by Steve Buscemi, who actually provides the film's comic relief and turns out to be quite likeable. He also provides my favorite line in the film, delivered while the others dance to Sweet Home Alabama by Lynard Skynard. I won't spoil it for you. I recommend this to anyone who likes action movies and is willing to forgive one that focuses more on action than plot. As far as Jerry Bruckheimer productions go, this isn't that dumb, and it's loads of fun.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pure Escapism

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    nmgea
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    If you want to a lot of action and escape the real world for 123 minutes, this movie is for you. Nicolas Cage plays Poe, a U.S Ranger who returns home from overseas, gets into a fight defending his wife, kills one, sent to prison for several years and then paroled. He catches a flight home on a military plane carrying nothing but "bad guys", who are planning to take over the plane. Poe still thinks and acts like a Ranger. The whole movie is unbelievable, but a lot of fun to watch. Isn't that the definition of pure escapism. Icing on the cake is the performance by Steve Buscemi. Nothing more to say, except watch it!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of Nicolas Cage's best films

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    SignMerc
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    This was a great movie, worth owning. It had a great cast, and one of Nick Cage's better character portrayals, Face-off was another. It's a fun movie with some great action sequences, and great characters all around. From the convicts, to the law officers, you'll even find yourself routing for some of the bad guys. It is predictable, but I didn't watch this movie expecting Oscar caliber story, I watched it to be entertained, and I was. It's not the destination, it's the journey, how they tell the tale. You know the bad guys lose and the good guys win, how they get there that's the fun part, and this movie was a lot of fun!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Don't take it too seriously and you'll like it

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    coachtim
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    "Con Air" is one of my guilty pleasures. I'm not proud, but I can no longer hide. I simply enjoy the movie. It's a good character-driven movie that is heavy on special effects and bad guys. John Malkovich is outstanding as convict leader, Cyrus the Virus. Nicholas Cage is the convict on his way home to his wife and little girl, but ends up attempting to ground the highjacking convicts. Steve Buscemi practically steals the movie as a "Hannibal Lecter" type character. It's mindless fun, so disengage your brain, sit back with some popcorn and a cool drink and check out "Con Air".

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    CONAIR Prison in the sky

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    R21Khaos
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    This movie was just a fun time. Not to be taken too seriously and they know it. Cusack however felt out of place but everyone else had this nice characteristics that made the film enjoyable. John M. was great in this and very watchable as a villain. Nick Cage doing his best Nick Cage with a southern accent. Also there is a stuff bunny involved in the story. If you like films like "The Rock" or "Bad Boys" you will so enjoy this. Best Movie Ever out of Worst Movie Ever.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent release but doesn't feature both cuts.

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    RaynMan2142
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    Just-paroled army ranger Cameron Poe (Nicolas Cage) is headed back to his wife (Monica Potter), but must fly home aboard a prison transport flight dubbed "Jailbird" with some of the worst criminals living. Along with Diamond Dog (Ving Rhames) and Baby-O (Mykelti Williamson), genius serial killer Cyrus "The Virus" Grissom (John Malkovich) unleashes a violent escape plot in mid-flight. Secretly working with U.S. Marshall Vince Larkin (John Cusack), Poe tries to foil Grissom's plan.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    The best worst movie available.

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    JKpinky
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    There are few films that manage to be as entertaining as they are laughably bad. But Con Air is definitely one of them. Watching this movie is an experience in wondering how it got made while simultaneously cheering as Nicholas Cage and his mullet recite one liners while running and gunning a pack of criminals in the desert. Definitely not high quality entertainment by any means, but does it really need to be? If there exists a movie so bad that it must be seen to be believed, it's probably Con Air.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Star Studded Action Comedy!

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    Jayson
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    A prison parolee (played by Nicolas Cage) on his way to freedom faces impossible odds when the maximum security transport plane he's on is skyjacked by the most vicious criminals in the country ... led by the infamous murderer Cyrus "The Virus" Grissom (John Malkovich). Buckle up and hang on tight as explosive high-flying action soars to spectacular new heights in this must-see thriller!

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