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|Festivale Winter 1997|
Con Air movie film review
Fly me and die
|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
|It passes the time.|
|Just the facts:
Title: Con Air
|The Players: John Cusack, Nicolas Cage, John Malkovich, Rachel Ticotin, Colm Meaney|
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