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Festivale Winter 1997
Con Air movie film review

Con Air


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When a good guy with a short fuse and Ranger training defends his wife, he ends up in jail.

For some reason the judicial system in the U.S. believes that the marital arts are some kind of mystical, magical, infallible, mistake-proof system. They are NOT. They can go wrong, and often do in real life.

However, the moves look cool -- especially kicks made by the long-legged Nicholas Cage.

In Con Air, Cameron Poe (Cage) loses control and kills a drunken assailant. Then in true cinematic tradition, he and his training have a chance at redemption.

Marshall Vince Larkin (John Cusack) loads a plane with quite nasty men; you know, the kind who travel shackled and muzzled. He sends them off with a few guards, notably Ticotin (from Total Recall) as the female guard-cum-damsel-in-distress.

There are fast-travelling vehicles, explosions, kicking and punching, swearing and just for fun a bloody-minded, selfish bureaucrat played by Star Trek's Colm Meaney

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Title: Con Air
Written by: Scott Rosenberg
Directed by: Simon West
Produced by:
Kenny Bates (I) (associate), Lynn Bigelow (executive), Peter Bogart (executive), Jerry Bruckheimer Jonathan Hensleigh (executive), Jim Kouf (executive) Chad Oman (executive
Edited by: Chris Lebenzon, Steve Mirkovich, Glen Scantlebury 
Cinematography: David Tattersall 

The Players: John Cusack, Nicolas Cage, John Malkovich, Rachel Ticotin, Colm Meaney
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