In Her Line of Fire (2006) Mariel Hemingway, David Keith, David Millbern, Jill Bennett, Sydney Jackson Movie Review

In Her Line of Fire (2006)   2/52/52/52/52/5

Mariel Hemingway in In Her Line of Fire (2006)

The Brave and the Beautiful

It was just a regular flight as the Vice President (David Keith), his assistant Sharon (Jill Bennett) and his security team head back home. But that is when the plane crashes down on a remote Pacific island inhabited by a bunch of rebels. As they try to find some sort of building so that they can get help the Vice President is captured by the rebels who plan to hold him for ransom. It means it is up to his head of security, Sergeant Major Lynn Delaney (Mariel Hemingway), to sneak into the rebel camp to rescue the Vice President and get them off the island.

I love how in some American movies they seem to have an inflated opinion of their leaders and "In Her Line of Fire", which is also known as "Air Force Two", they certainly do as one man comments that their Vice President is the 2nd most powerful man in the World. But truth be told I half expected to hear this sort of boastful jingoism in "In Her Line of Fire" because it is that sort of gung ho, America saves the day type of movie which is a lot of fun if you want some unrealistic action and full on heroics.

Now as you can see "In Her Line of Fire" is not in the least bit complicated as we have trouble on a remote island, VP gets caught and in this case we have Mariel Hemingway going all "Yippee Kay Aye" to save him. Along the way there are scenes where it is clear we are not a remote island, scenes where bullet holes appear before guns fire and there are clearly stand ins used for some of the more energetic scenes. At times it is comically bad but in a way it is entertaining for being bad. Or maybe that is just me who enjoys movies which fail to convince but have no pretensions of grandeur either.

What this all boils down to is that "In Her Line of Fire" is an enjoyably bad action movie, not at all realistic, full of macho BS and not overly well acted, simple as that. What I should mention is that there seems to be two versions of this movie, one which mentions Delaney having an attraction to women and one which removes all references to it, I saw the one with the references removed.