Air Force One
Harrison Ford Is The President Of The United States
( Action / Adventure / Drama / Thriller )

Air Force One Poster

MPAA Rating:

US Runtime: 124 min

Premiere Date:
Jul 25, 1997   [USA]
Director: Wolfgang Petersen
Writer: Andrew W. Marlowe   [written by]
Producers: Marc Abraham   [Executive Producer]
Thomas A. Bliss   [Executive Producer]
David V. Lester   [Executive Producer]
Armyan Bernstein   [Producer]
Gail Katz   [Producer]
Wolfgang Petersen   [Producer]
Jonathan Shestack   [Producer]
Peter Kohn   [Associate Producer]
Mary Montiforte   [Associate Producer]
Music by Jerry Goldsmith
Joel McNeely   [additional music]
Cinematography: Michael Ballhaus
Edited by: Richard Francis-Bruce
Production Companys: Beacon Communications LLC
Columbia Pictures Corporation
Radiant Productions


Harrison Ford
President James 'Jim' Marshall
Gary Oldman
Egor Korshunov
Glenn Close
Vice President Kathryn Bennett
Wendy Crewson
Grace Marshall
Liesel Matthews
Alice Marshall
Paul Guilfoyle
Chief of Staff Lloyd 'Shep' Shepherd
Xander Berkeley
Agent Gibbs
William H. Macy
Major Caldwell
Dean Stockwell
Defense Secretary Walter Dean
Tom Everett
National Security Advisor Jack Doherty
J├╝rgen Prochnow
General Ivan Radek
Donna Bullock
Deputy Press Secretary Melanie Mitchel
Michael Ray Miller
A.F.O. Pilot Colonel Axelrod
Carl Weintraub
A.F.O. Co-Pilot Lt. Colonel Ingrahams
Elester Latham
A.F.O. Navigator
Elya Baskin
Andrei Kolchak
Levani Outchaneichvili
Sergei Lenski
David Vadim
Igor Nevsky
Andrew Divoff
Boris Bazylev
Ilia Volokh
Vladimir Krasin
Chris Howell
Major Perkins
Spencer Garrett
White House Aide Thomas Lee
Bill Smitrovich
General Northwood
Philip Baker Hall
U.S. Attorney General Ward
Albert Owens
'Football' Colonel
Willard E. Pugh
White House Comm. Officer
Michael Monks
Assistant Press Secretary
Alan Woolf
Russian President Petrov
Messiri Freeman
Future Postmaster General
Thomas Crawford
Steward Mike
Fenton Lawless
Steward Joey
Dan Shor
Notre Dame Aide
David Gianopoulos
Agent Johnson
Glenn Morshower
Agent Walters
Richard Doyle
A.F.O. Back-Up Pilot
Don McManus
F-15 Leader Colonel Carlton
Duke Miglin
F-15 'Halo 2' Fighter Pilot
Pavel Lychnikoff
Prison Guard
Oleg Taktarov
Prison Guard
Mario Roberts
Special Service Agent
Keith Woulard
Special Service Agent
J. Mark Donaldson
Special Service Agent
Bruce Holman
Special Service Agent
Brian Libby
Chief Mechanic Phillips
Diana Bellamy
Switchboard Operator
Thom Barry
Ramstein S.O.F. Watch Officer
Harry Hutchinson
Ramstein Airbase Controller
E.E. Bell
Marciarose Shestack
Ren Hanami
Boris Lee Krutonog
MiG Leader
Alex Veadov
MiG Pilot
Allan Kolman
Kazak Soldier
Daniel W. Barringer
U.S.A.F. Jump Master
Mark Knutson
Russian Jump Master
Jim Harley
Aleks Shaklin
Government Official
Igor N. Lobotsky
Russian Official
Koko Kiledjian
Russian Speaker
Gordon Michaels
U.S.A.F. Radio Specialist
Robert Peters
U.S.A.F. Radio Specialist
Kristian Sorensen
U.S.A.F. Radio Specialist
Stuart Nixon
U.S.A.F. Security
Marty Rosen
C.I.A. Director
Lee Faranda
Russian Bad Guy
Mike Hambrick
CNN Reporter
Catherine T. Yang
Foreign T.V. Reporter
David MacIsaac
MC-130 Pilot
J. Scott Shonka
Pararescue Jumper
David Permenter
Winch Recovery Master
Wendy Makkena
Melanie Mitchel (uncredited)
Werner Sonne
German Journalist (uncredited)
J.A. Preston
White House General (uncredited)
Timothy Carhart
Secret service man at checkpoint (uncredited)


Peter Albert
video assist: Washington D.C. second unit
Robin Allen-Paris
production asst.
Steven F. Beaupre
production asst.
Ralph Bertelle
asst. production coordinator
Katherine M. Bishop
asst. to Mr. Bliss
Paul Bishop
747 captain
Kevin Bowe
asst. production coordinator
Patrick Caddell
political consultant
Jim Carroll
grip: second unit
Jennifer Clark
production asst.
Lee Clayton
Alexander Courage
Sandy DeCrescent
music contractor
David M. Dunlap
director of photography: second unit
Shannon Dunn
extras casting
Colleen Emry
second asst. accountant
J. Ellen Evans
script supervisor: second unit
Gary Romolo Fiorelli
production asst.
Tammy Fouts
second asst. camera: second unit
Artis I. Gaines
production asst.
Anthony Gaudioz
camera operator: "b" camera, second unit
Mikael Glattes
first asst. camera
Daniel C. Gold
camera operator: "a" camera
Jerry Goldsmith
Misty Green
asst. to Mr. Abraham
Claudia Guerrero-Zalokar
apprentice film editor
Barbara Harris
adr voice casting
Rob Harris
unit publicist
Mo Henry
negative cutter
Steve Hinton
pilot: picture plane
Alan Jacques
Jacqueline King
asst. to Mr. Petersen
Susanne Lariviere
first asst. accountant
Dwight Joseph Lavers
dolly grip
Joseph Long
production asst.
Rick Lupton
video graphic
Robert C. Lusted
first asst. editor
David MacIsaac
aviation consultant
Dave Mallow
adr voice
Jennifer Mangan
non-linear asst. editor
David Markus
asst. to Ms. Katz
Joseph T. Mastrolia
key costumer
Frank McGonagle
Michael Mendelsohn
financial consultant
Carla Meyer
dialect coach: Mr. Oldman
Sam Montiforte
post-production accountant
Mark Emery Moore
camera operator: "b" camera
David B. Nowell
aerial unit director
David B. Nowell
aerial unit photographer
David Orr
color timer
David Paris
aerial coordinator
David Paris
Mark Peterson
costume supervisor
Alan D. Purwin
helicopter pilot
Cheri Reed
set costumer
Nathan Talbert Reimann
production asst.
Tonya Richardson
production asst.
Brent Scarpo
extras casting
James Schermerhorn
asst. editor
Jeffrey Schwartz
production asst.
Bruce Sharp
lighting technician
Aaron Skalka
transportation co-captain
Ben Skorstad
helicopter pilot
Robert R. Snow
secret service consultant
Joelle Bryanne Stapleton
production secretary
Michael Starkey
best boy: second unit
Linda Stone
studio teacher
Nancy Rae Stone
post-production executive
Dean Striepeke
video assist
Robert Suer
transportation captain
James R. Tynes
chief lighting technician
Nick Vidar
music programmer
H. Mark Vuille
gaffer: second unit
Mark J. Weitzman
key costumer
Tom West
best boy grip

Special Effects:

Boss Film Studios
visual effects
Cinesite (Hollywood)
digital visual effects

Miscellaneous Companies:

Audio Tracks Inc.
Banque Paribas, Los Angeles Agency
production financing
wardrobe: Harrison Ford
Cinema Research Corporation
titles and opticals
International Film Guarantors Inc.
completion guaranty provided by
L.A. Mad Dogs
adr voice casting
Near North Insurance Brokerage of California
production insurance services
Patriot Pictures, LLC
production services
Sony Pictures Studios
re-recording facilities
sound design

Filming Locations: (Now With Clickable Links To Location On Google Maps)


Tech Info:

$85,000,000 (USA)
Arriflex 535 A / Arriflex 535 B
Color Info:
Color (Technicolor)
Sound Mix:
the double-d symbol Dolby Digital / DTS / SDDS
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Cinematographic Process:
Super 35
Film Negative Format:
35 mm - Kodak
Printed Film Format:
35 mm - anamorphic
Film Length:
3418 m - 7 Reels
Production Dates:
16 Sep 1996 - ???


  • The sequence set at Ramstein AB, Germany, was filmed at Rickenbacker International Airport, Columbus, OH. Because the aircraft had to be visible even though the scene was supposedly taking place at night, a small amount of sky light was required; this restricted filming to two 15-minute intervals each day, at dusk and dawn.
  • The Russian prison where Radek is held during the movie was filmed at the Mansfield Penitentiary, the same location as The Shawshank Redemption.
  • The outdoor, nighttime shots of the military invading Radek's palace were filmed at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. The building that is supposed to be Radek's palace is actually Severance Hall. In some shots, you can see part of CWRU's Thwing Student Union behind Severance Hall.
  • The lead role was written for Kevin Costner, but he was heavily committed to The Postman, and suggested Harrison Ford for the part.
  • Randy Newman's score was cut late in post-production by director Wolfgang Petersen for being "too loud and blatty." Bootleg copies are in circulation.

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