Classic Trailer: Con Air (1997)

SYNOPSIS: Just-paroled army ranger Cameron Poe (Nicolas Cage) is headed back to his wife (Monica Potter), but must fly home aboard a prison transport flight dubbed “Jailbird” with some of the worst criminals living. Along with Diamond Dog (Ving Rhames) and Baby-O (Mykelti Williamson), genius serial killer Cyrus “The Virus” Grissom (John Malkovich) unleashes a violent escape plot in mid-flight. Secretly working with U.S. Marshall Vince Larkin (John Cusack), Poe tries to foil Grissom’s plan.

This is arguably my favourite trailer of all time to one of my favourite movies too; I think a lot of people didn’t actually get this movie and realise that it was in fact taking the piss. It’s tongue is firmly planted in cheek and is literally hilarious in places and yes it IS deliberate.

I remember the first time I saw this trailer the one thing that stood out was the music; Trevor Rabin’s guitar theme tune is one of the all time greats. So take a journey back to 1997 and enjoy the trailer to Con Air.