Con Air

Cameron Poe has served seven years for the self-defense murder of drunken patron at a bar. On the day of his release, he catches the flight from hell, literally. On a flight with convicts that are being transported to a maximum security prison, Poe soon learns something's wrong, when there's a rebellion aboard his flight. With the convicts controlling the plane, Poe must find a way to save Guard Bishop, Baby-O, and himself, whilst trying to find a way home to his wife and daughter.

Plot hole: The convicts remove the radar transponder from the Conair aircraft and put it aboard a tour plane to distract their pursuers. That won't work. By law the tour plane will have a working radar transponder of its own, and two working transponders that close together will show up on radar as a collision. Air traffic controllers would immediately alert emergency services who would, obviously, wonder how two aircraft that had collided had managed to stay in the air. Nobody disconnects the first transponder - Pinball carelessly tosses the second transponder under the rear seat of the aircraft (the implication being that it continues to operate, perhaps on backup battery power). He doesn't disconnect the original transponder either - Swamp Thing, a skilled pilot, does that. There is no time for him to do any of this before he is stopped by the female security guard anyway.

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Billy: Have you lost your mind?
Cyrus: According to my last psyche evaluation, yes.

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Trivia: The original plan for the ending of the movie was to crash the plane into the White House.

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Question: Why did Poe get back onto the plane when it left Carson city? I know he stayed on after the first stop cause Cyrus wouldn't let Baby-o off and Poe needed to get him his insulin shot. But he got his shot in Carson city and Poe had no reason to get back on (seemed even more ludicrous after he tied the plane up.but anyway).

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: Poe is an ex-Ranger, and he wants to stop the criminals. Also he wanted to save the cops inside the airplane.

Anastasios Anastasatos

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