Movies And TV Shows

Con Air

Directed by Simon West
Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer
Screenplay by Scott Rosenberg
Nicolas Cage
John Cusack
John Malkovich
Steve Buscemi
Ving Rhames
Colm Meaney
Mykelti Williamson
Rachel Ticotin
Music by
Mark Mancina
Trevor Rabin
Cinematography David Tattersall
Edited by
Chris Lebenzon
Steve Mirkovich
Glen Scantlebury
Touchstone Pictures
Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Distributed by Buena Vista Pictures
Release date
June 6, 1997
Running time 115 minutes (theatrical),[1] 123 minutes (extended)[2]
Country United States
Language English
Con Air is a 1997 American action thriller film directed by Simon West, screenplay by Scott Rosenberg, and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. The film stars Nicolas Cage, John Cusack and John Malkovich, with Steve Buscemi, Ving Rhames, Colm Meaney, Mykelti Williamson, Dave Chappelle, Rachel Ticotin, Danny Trejo, Nick Chinlund, Jesse Borrego, Jose Zuniga, and Monica Potter in supporting roles.

Con Air was released theatrically on June 6, 1997, by Touchstone Pictures and was a box office success, grossing over $224 million against a production budget of $75 million. The film received mixed reviews, but they praised Cage and the cast performances as well as its action sequences, stunts and Malkovich's portrayal of the villain. The film borrows its title from the nickname of the Justice Prisoner and Alien Transportation System.