Today in Movie History – July 25th, 1997 – Air Force One Released

A popular action film involving the plane of the President of the United States of America was released on this day in history.

Air Force One is the official call-sign of the main jet plane of the President, and was also the name of an action movie released on July 25th, 1997. In the film, Harrison Ford plays the President as his plane is hijacked by Russian terrorists led by Gary Oldman.

The action film was a big success, making over $315 million on an $85 million budget, making it the fifth most successful film of that year. Even President Bill Clinton praised the film, watching it at least twice while in office.

The musical score of the movie was originally composed by Randy Newman, but the score was rejected and known composer Jerry Goldsmith was brought in and made the score in less than two weeks. Interestingly, Newman used some of that material in Toy Story 3.


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