Con Air

Con Air

4.4 12
Director: Simon West

Cast: Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, John Malkovich

     
 

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This DVD of Con Air is presented in widescreen with a 2.35:1 aspect ratio, and the sound is done in Dolby Digital 5.1. Also included is a French-language track and Spanish subtitles. The special effects are the big winners in this DVD version. Viewers can almost see the rivets of the plane in some of the sequences, and the color rendition is excellent. Little effort…  See more details below

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This DVD of Con Air is presented in widescreen with a 2.35:1 aspect ratio, and the sound is done in Dolby Digital 5.1. Also included is a French-language track and Spanish subtitles. The special effects are the big winners in this DVD version. Viewers can almost see the rivets of the plane in some of the sequences, and the color rendition is excellent. Little effort went into the extra features in this DVD. Besides the language options, Touchstone included the original theatrical trailer and a "teaser" trailer. Information on the special effects and the impressive stunt work would have been welcome.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
Sometimes it takes a couple of years for a film to fully mature -- not so with the ill-advised Con Air. In this mostly depraved, pseudo-stylized action film, a perenially distinguished cast goes for the big bucks. Director Simon West, doing his best John Woo impression, recruits the talented John Cusack, Nicholas Cage and John Malkovich for this misguided effort. Malkovich and Cage make the most out of the dissatisfying dialogue while Cusack is completely out of his element. The plot twists keep the film from being a total disaster -- although the romance at the center of the film is a stretch, considering the nonstop-bloodbath action sequences -- as does the late appearance of always-entertaining eccentric Steve Buscemi. In fact, the spirited supporting cast of characters, including Dave Chappelle and Ving Rhames, almost steal the show entirely. Filmgoers didn't heed reviewers' advice, however, as the film climbed well over $100 million at the box office.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/25/1998
UPC:
0717951000262
Original Release:
1997
Rating:
R
Source:
Touchstone / Disney
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, stereo]
Time:
1:55:00
Sales rank:
10,051

Special Features

French-language track; Spanish subtitles; Original theatrical trailer and teaser trailer; Chapter search

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Nicolas Cage Cameron Poe
John Cusack Vince Larkin
John Malkovich Cyrus (The Virus) Grissom
Steve Buscemi Garland Greene
Ving Rhames Diamond Dog
Colm Meaney Duncan Malloy
Mykelti Williamson Baby-O
Danny Trejo Johnny 23
Rachel Ticotin Sally Bishop
Monica Potter Tricia Poe
Dave Chappelle Pinball
M.C. Gainey Swamp Thing
John Roselius Devers
Jesse Borrego Francisco Cindino
Nick Chinlund Billy Bedlam
Angela Featherstone Ginny
José Zuñiga Sims
Landry Allbright Casey Poe
Renoly Santiago Ramon "Sally-Can't Dance" Martinez
Mario Roberts Mongoose
Pete Antico Guard Garner
Mongo Brownlee Ajax

Technical Credits
Simon West Director
Matthew Barry Casting
Kenny Bates Associate Producer
Lynn Bigelow Executive Producer
Peter Bogart Executive Producer
Jerry Bruckheimer Producer
Thomas R. Burman Makeup Special Effects
Debra Echard Set Decoration/Design
Tony Epper Stunts
David Goldberg Special Effects
Jonathan Hensleigh Executive Producer
Dream Quest Images Special Effects
Daniel R. Jennings Set Decoration/Design
Jim Kouf Executive Producer
Chris Lebenzon Editor
Mark Mancina Score Composer
Edward Mcavoy Art Director
Jeanne McCarthy Casting
Barbara Mesney Set Decoration/Design
Steve Mirkovich Editor
Chad Oman Executive Producer
Steve Picerni Associate Producer
Trevor Rabin Score Composer
Bobbie Read Costumes/Costume Designer
Mario Roberts Stunts
Art Rochester Sound/Sound Designer
Scott Rosenberg Screenwriter
Glen Scantlebury Editor
David Tattersall Cinematographer
Victoria Thomas Casting
Mike Topoozian Asst. Director

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Chapter Selection
1. Program Start [:22]
2. Going Home [:46]
3. Fire On Board [:46]
4. Everybody Freeze! [4:25]
5. Discovering The Plan [3:01]
6. Let's Go! [3:01]
7. Sizing Up Poe [1:24]
8. Personal Stuff [6:45]
9. Put The Bunny Back [3:08]
10. Lerner Field [:24]
11. Poe Intervenes [:24]
12. Surprise Encounter [1:35]
13. Attack [6:27]
14. Tied Up [:05]
15. Viva Las Vegas [4:04]
16. Motorcycle Chase [:15]
17. "How Do I Live" [:15]
18. End Credits [2:19]

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Con Air 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great action movie. Nicholas Cage's character succeeded in getting his daughter's BUNNY, not teddy bear to his daughter. My favorite part of the movie is toward the ending when the audience is fortunate to see late the late 1990's Las Vegas Strip the way it used to be before they blew up the Sands, Stardust, Frontier, etc. Also loved the classic Corvette flying in the sky before slamming onto the desert floor!
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
Still a fun movie with the classic 90s feel to it. Has its moments.
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This was a great movie! It's full of action! And it has lots of jokes! I recommend it! The DVD is spectacular!! Don't miss out on this movie!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best movie i've ever seen. It has great actors and is simply magnificent.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie epitomizes the masculinized action genre where good always defeats overwhelming evil. The superhero and infallible character of Cameron Pop fights off the nation's most vicious criminals while still getting a teddy bear to his daughter. He was only in prison fo r 9 years. Ving Rhames is the best villain, in my opinion.
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