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Air Force One | 1997 | R | - 1.8.6

Terrorists hijack Air Force One with the President onboard (Harrison Ford).

SEX/NUDITY 1 - Kissing.

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VIOLENCE/GORE 8 - Many people are shot by machine gun fire and killed; some have blood on them and sometimes their bodies jerk with the bullets (the blood is found on all body parts and it looks quite thick and red). We see corpses lying in blood and blood on walls, carpets, etc., bloody bandages (arms, head, chest). Some people spend most of the film with blood on them and bruises and scratches (there are several close-ups). A few times people are shot point-blank in the head. Some explosions (including a couple of plane crashes). Some extended fights with punches and kicks. A man is choked by a cord as he's pushed out of a plane; we see his corpse dangling. Other people fall out of a plane and to their death.

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LANGUAGE 6 - Five F-words, some anatomical references, a couple of scatological references, many mild obscenities.

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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Terrorism, hijacking, the presidency, politics, negotiating.
MESSAGE - One should not negotiate with terrorists.
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We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and older reviews are not as complete & accurate as recent ones; we plan to revisit and correct older reviews as resources and time permits.

Our ratings and reviews are based on the theatrically-released versions of films; on video there are often Unrated, Special, Director's Cut or Extended versions, (usually accurately labelled but sometimes mislabeled) released that contain additional content, which we did not review.



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