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Con Air Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Former war hero Cameron Poe (Nicolas Cage) is sentenced to eight years in prison when he accidentally kills a man in a barroom brawl while defending his pregnant wife. When his release comes through, he's eager to see the daughter he's never met. However, Poe's original flight is delayed, so he's put aboard a flight transporting ten of the most dangerous men in the American penal system to a new high-security facility. One of the criminals, Cyrus "The Virus" Grissom (John Malkovich), is a serial killer and insane genius who has hatched a diabolical plot: with the help of several other hoods, including Diamond Dog (Ving Rhames), Johnny 23 (Daniel Trejo), and Garland Greene (Steve Buscemi), Cyrus and his men will hijack the plane and fly to a neutral nation where they can live as free men. Poe finds himself stuck in the middle; he has to find a way to get home, keep himself alive, look after his cellmate Baby-O (Mykelti Williamson), who will die without proper medicine, and try to help the cops on the ground, including agent Vince Larkin (John Cusack). Producer Jerry Bruckheimer's first film after the death of his partner Don Simpson, Con Air shows he learned well how to assemble the formula all by himself, with plenty of action, stunts, and special effects and not a lot of story to get in the way. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:June 6, 1997

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Arthur Rochester Best Sound 1997 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Kevin O'Connell Best Sound 1997 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Greg P. Russell Best Sound 1997 Nominee

Cast

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

Crew

Simon West
Director
Jerry Bruckheimer
Producer
Scott Rosenberg
Screenwriter
David Tattersall
Cinematographer
Trevor Rabin
Composer (Music Score)
Mark Mancina
Composer (Music Score)
Chris Lebenzon
Editor
Glen Scantlebury
Editor
Steve Mirkovich
Editor
Edward Mcavoy
Art Director
Steve Picerni
Associate Producer
Peter Bogart
Executive Producer
Lynn Bigelow
Executive Producer
Jonathan Hensleigh
Executive Producer
Chad Oman
Executive Producer
Daniel R. Jennings
Set Designer
Barbara Mesney
Set Designer
Debra Echard
Set Designer
Bobbie Read
Costume Designer
Mike Topoozian
First Assistant Director
Steve Picerni
Coordinator
Tony Epper
Stunts
Mario Roberts
Stunts
Victoria Thomas
Casting
Matthew Barry
Casting
Jeanne McCarthy
Casting
Thomas R. Burman
Makeup Special Effects
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