The President of the USA goes to Moscow and gives a stirring speech outlining the USA's new Zero-tolerance policy with respect to terrorism. On the flight home, terrorists take over Air Force One (the President's official plane) and take the passengers (including his wife and daughter) hostage. The terrorists plan to execute one hostage every half-hour unless/until their demands are met. However, the President is a former Medal of Honor winner, so the terrorists may be in for a surprise.. Written by Afterburner Air Force One is a 1997 American English-language Action Drama movie starring Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Wendy Crewson, Paul Guilfoyle, William H. Macy, Liesel Matthews and Titus Welliver. Beacon Pictures in association with Columbia Pictures, Touchstone Pictures and Radiant. were the production houses involved in the project along with executive producer(s) Gail Katz, Jonathan Shestack, Wolfgang Petersen and Armyan Bernstein. Air Force One is written by Andrew W. Marlowe and directed by Wolfgang Petersen. Sony Pictures Releasing acquired the distribution rights for the motion picture. Air Force One was released on 18th September 1997 and takes a screen time of 124 minutes. The Film was successful at box office. Air Force One was made on a budget of $85 million and it was a super hit at box office gross of $315 million. Cinematography was done by Michael Ballhaus and editing by Richard Francis-Bruce. The music was composed by Jerry Goldsmith.