Quick review
"Real cool, the things you whites can do"
Afro-American convict to a white criminal, sitting at the controls of a plane. [Quote translated back from German.]
Con Air
USA, 1997, 109mins
Director: Simon West
Cast: Nicholas Cage, John Cusack, John Malkovich, Steve Buscemi, Colm Meaney, Ving Rhames

After eight years in prison, the much-decorated National Ranger Cameron Poe is on his way home. He had once defended himself and his heavily pregnant wife from a bunch of hooligans, fatally injuring one of them. Now, along with his cellmate and friend Baby-O, Poe is on a very special flight: a new high security prison is to be opened, and the scum of the American system to be transferred there. The worst cases are locked in individual cages.

But this is to no avail, as the intellectual Cyrus "The Virus" Grissom joins forces with the highly militant Diamond Dog, and together they take control of the plane – and, at first, the ground crew have no idea what's going on. When the plane stops to take on new prisoners, Cameron Poe has the chance to disembark into the secure arms of his family. But duty and honour prevent him from getting away from the activities of the convicts. Instead, he prefers to help his buddy Baby-O, who desperately needs an insulin injection, and to save the female guard Bishop from a certain gang rape.

And so the madness takes its course...

ki, Berlin
translation: andrew
Foto ©: Touchstone Pictures im Verleih der Buena Vista International.
Win! Win! Win!

Deutsche Version

copyright: Queer View, 12. Juni 1997