Con Air

Friday, July 14 - Saturday, August 5, 2023

“With his flowing locks, scrabby beard and beatific gaze, Cage exudes a Jesus-on-the-cross sacrificial persona, albeit a Christ who pumped iron.” –The Hollywood Reporter

When a group of the most dangerous and notorious prisoners
in the U.S. penal system are transferred to a new super-maximum security
facility, parolee Cameron Poe hitches a ride on their Con Air transport flight
only to find himself embroiled in a meticulously planned midair hijacking
masterminded by Cyrus “The Virus” Grissom. On the ground, U.S. Marshal Vince
Larkin faces impossible odds as he tries to avert the takeover and, at the same
time, keep his overzealous superiors from blowing up the aircraft and its
passengers. Together, Poe and Larkin must stop Cyrus and his band of savage,
hardened lifers from massacring everyone on board as the damaged plane careens
toward disaster on the famed Las Vegas strip.

Screening as part of our Summer 2023 series: Nicolas Cage Midnights

  • Country USA
  • Year 1997
  • Running Time 123 minutes
  • Format DCP
  • Distributor Disney
  • Director Simon West
  • Cast Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, John Malkovich, Mykelti Williamson, Steve Buscemi, Danny Trejo, Dave Chappelle

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