CINEMA: ON THE REAL THING, NO PODS AND NO PARACHUTES

No one expects an action picture to be altogether believable, but for anyone who has actually flown on the eponymous aircraft, Air Force One seems a bit less authentic than Attack of the Crab Monsters. To their credit, the filmmakers do not pretend that terrorists masquerading as Russian cameramen could simply stroll onto the President's plane; the script calls for a rogue Secret Service agent to give them their security clearances. Fine--except that even the mechanics on Air Force One work on a buddy system, one keeping tabs on the other. So presumably you need at least two rogue agents. On...

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