Pearl Harbor Crimson Tide Con Air

11/10/2004
  |  Buy to Own: 11/10/2004
  |  407 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

A triple bill of action films produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. 'Pearl Harbor (2001) is a sprawling tale of love blossoming amidst the chaos of war. Rafe McCawley (Ben Affleck) is a gung-ho US pilot whose determination to fly against the enemy leads him to Europe and active service in the Battle of Britain. His girlfriend Evelyn (Kate Beckinsale) is left waiting at the Pearl Harbor naval base in Hawaii, and before long tragedy strikes, with the news reaching Evelyn that Rafe has been killed in action. Heartbroken, she is comforted by Rafe's best friend Danny (Josh Hartnett), and romance soon blooms between them. Meanwhile, the Japanese are preparing their forces for the attack which will trigger the US entry into World War Two. In Tony Scott's 'Crimson Tide' (1995), combat veteran Frank Ramsey (Gene Hackman) and his second-in-command Ron Hunter (Denzel Washington) are the chief officers on board US nuclear submarine Crimson Tide. They are heading for Russia, ready to intervene in an escalating crisis which could result in the outbreak of World War Three. When they then receive orders to launch their missiles, Ramsay and Hunter clash over the validity of the command and mutiny ensues. In 'Con Air' (1997), also directed by Tony Scott, former Army Ranger Cameron Poe (Nicolas Cage) is returning home on parole to his wife and child after serving eight years for manslaughter. The plane he is flying on is a special convict-only transport plane filled with some of the meanest and deadliest villains of them all. Once in the air, however, the plane is hijacked by convict Cyrus 'The Virus' Grissom (John Malkovich), who gets rid of the plane's crew (prison guards) at the first scheduled stop, picking up more convicts as he does so. But US Marshal Vince Larkin (John Cusack) is already on his trail. Poe does his best to stop Grissom from escaping with the group of convicts, and just to complicate matters further his diabetic cellmate Baby-O reveals that he will die if he does not receive his next insulin injection within two hours...