Wednesday, December 12, 2007

A Flight Gone Wrong

A Great Action Movie
ConAir is a great action/thriller movie starring Nicholas Cage, John Malkovich, and John Cusack. It is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Simon West. The story gets its title from the Justice Prisoner and Alien Transportation System which is an airline used to transport prisoners around the country. Trisha Yearwood recorded the song "How Do I Live" for the movie. The music in ConAir ranges from great classics like "Sweet Home Alabama"(by Lynyrd Skynyrd) to many other great songs.

The Flight
Cameron Poe (Nicholas Cage) a discharged United States Army Ranger has finally come home to his pregnant wife (Monica Potter). While defending his wife at a bar brawl Poe accidentally kills one of the men and is sentenced to 7-10 years in prison for manslaughter. While in prison Poe makes a new friend and together they are released on his daughters 7th birthday. Poe is supposed to fly home with other convicts that are supposed to be heading to another prison in Alabama. While Poe watches the deranged murderous convicts board the plane he has no idea that his flight home will turn into a fight for his life.

The Convicts
John Malkovich plays Cyrus "The Virus" Grissom, who is a serial murder sentenced to 40 years in prison and the leader of the convicts on the plane. Steve Busemi portrays the character of Garland Greene the Hannibal Lecter of the movie. Dave Chappelle, Danny Trejo, Nick Chinlund, Ving Rhames, and Mykelti Williamson play the other convicts. John Cusack plays the U.S. Marshall trying to bring the plane full of convicts back under control, and Colm Meaney plays the part of a DEA agent trying to shoot down the plane.

A Must See
If you like movies that are suspenseful as well as an action film than ConAir is the movie for you. It is rated R and they do cuss quite a bit but what would you expect from a bunch of convicts trying to escape on a plane. Other than that ConAir is a great movie and is ranked as one of my top favorite movies of all time.

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