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Con Air: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [Soundtrack]

Mark Mancina , Trevor Rabin Audio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (341 customer reviews)

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listen  1. Con Air ThemeTrevor Rabin 1:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. TrishaTrevor Rabin 1:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Carson CityTrevor Rabin 3:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Lear CrashTrevor Rabin 4:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Lerner LandingGordon Goodwin 3:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Romantic ChaosTrevor Rabin 1:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. The TakeoverTrevor Rabin 3:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. The DischargeTrevor Rabin 1:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. JailbirdsTrevor Rabin0:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Cons Check Out LernerTrevor Rabin 1:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Poe Saves CopsTrevor Rabin 2:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. The FightTrevor Rabin0:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Battle In The BoneyardTrevor Rabin 7:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Poe Meets LarkinTrevor Rabin 1:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Bedlam LarkinTrevor Rabin0:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Fire Truck ChaseTrevor Rabin 4:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. OvertureTrevor Rabin 4:19$0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 17, 1997)
  • Original Release Date: June 6, 1997
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Hollywood Records
  • ASIN: B000000OGP
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (341 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #78,839 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

This is the film that thumbed its nose at Willis and Schwarzenegger, proving that respectable actors like John Cusack, John Malkovich, and Nicolas Cage could star in a big, dumb action McMovie, too--or was that The Rock? Whatever, this Jerry Bruckheimer (Hey, didn't he do The Rock, too?) produced thrill ride features a muscular score by former rock producer Mark Mancina and ex-Yes guitarist Trevor Rabin. Big, bad, and--dare we say it--ballsy, Mancina utilizes unusual percussive samples beneath the synth bombast while Rabin's soaring guitar lines frequently ape Jeff Beck. At least he's got good taste. --Jerry McCulley

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79 of 89 people found the following review helpful
MOVIE: Con Air, an incredibly loud and in your face action movie that does what it sets out to do. Recently Disney has released a bunch of Jerry Bruckheimer produced "unrated" DVD's. Con Air was re-released with Crimson Tide and Enemy Of The State. This so called "unrated" edition is nothing but a marketing ploy, but we did need new editions of these Bruckheimer action extravaganzas. Con Air, directed by Simon West, is a flick about a man who is sent to prison after accidentally killing a man during a bar brawl. The opening scene and credits are set to a montage of Cage writing letters to his daughter that was born while he was in prison, and she writes back. So basically it's a narrated reading of the letters back and forth. Okay, we got the character development out of the way in about five minutes, now time for the action. Cameron Poe (Cage) is put on a plane to be sent back home, but he is transported with other hardened criminals. Cyrus The Virus (John Malkovich) has other plans though, and he stages a takeover of the plane. Let the mindless but fun action ensue. Nicolas Cage sports a bad southern accent, long hair, and pumped up biceps and is our protagonist. The movie has some bad dialogue and some cliched scenes, but it never takes itself seriously. We also get Mark Mancina and Trevor Rabin's full blown action score. Mancina and Rabin are members of Hans Zimmer's studio at Media Ventures, and Bruckheimer almost exclusively uses Zimmer or one of the composers that collaborate with him. The score is all electronic based, but it suits the movie well. As for the "unrated" material, there is basically nothing. The original running time was 115 minutes, so that makes 7 minutes of added footage. Read more ›
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37 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's a blast! July 15, 2001
Pound for pound, for pure fun, this is one of the greatest movies ever. Please note that I said for pure fun. I'm not comparing this movie to "Ben Hur," "I, Cladius," "Shakespeare In Love," or any other movie that has a great deal of scope & breadth. Again, I'm only talking about movies that are for unfettered entertainment's sake.
"Con Air" is a movie that doesn't take itself seriously, and you shouldn't, either. This is a Bruckenheimer movie that is heavy on action and comedy, and light on plot & character development. Yes, most of the movie is absurd, but it is also absurd in a fun way.
The cast is absolutely impeccable, featuring Nicholas Cage, John Malchovich, Steve Buscemi and John Cusack. We even get Colm Meaney as an irate Irish DEA agent - a wonderful touch! The direction is superb, and Trevor Rabin delivers yet another riveting score.
This is a can't miss for anyone who wants to sit back & watch an hour & a half of hilarious mayhem. This is what I would call a guy movie - squared!
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Con Air April 11, 2000
Format:VHS Tape
Con Air is a good action film and several things keep it alive. One is acting. John Malkovich is good as Cyrus "the Virus" Grissom, who claims he's killed more people than cancer. John Cusack is in good form as U.S. Marshal Vince Larkin, who owns the plane the criminals take over, named "the Jailbird". Nicolas Cage delivers one of his best performances as Cameron Poe, a decorated military hero who is catching a ride home after being in prison for 8 years for defending his wife in a bar fight. Other good performances were by Steve Buscemi as serial killer Garland Greene and Ving Rhames (Mission:Impossible) as Nathan "Diamond Dog" Jones. The musical score was very good. There are a few plotholes but hey, there aren't too many movies that don't have a few plotholes here and there. Another good thing is action. Most of the action on board the plane is hand-to-hand combat. Probably the best action scene in the movie is where the criminals stop to get a new plane. U.S. troops attack them in a long and great gunfight. The other action sequence is when Cusack and Cage chase Cyrus on motorcycles through a tunnel in Las Vegas. It is very humorous when the plane is crashing and Garland Greene is singing "He's got the whole world in His hands". At the Academy Awards Con Air was nominated for two things:Best Sound and Best Original Song. It did not win either. Though Con Air may be a level below Crimson Tide, The Rock, and Air Force One, it's still a great action film
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Desperately needs a better release than THIS November 26, 2002
Format:Audio CD
It was Summer 1997, I was fresh out of high school, it was a glorious morning in early June when Con Air rocked my world. I was thrilled in so many ways, not the least of which was the thumping score by Mark Mancina and Trevor Rabin.

A week later the score CD was mine and loved it until I came to realize the horrible cheapness of the package, the pathetic arrangement and the slight running time (not even reaching 45 minutes).

The main Con Air theme is one of my favorite action themes ever and is the perfect anthem for Cameron Poe, the hero played by Nicolas Cage. It's very heroic and determined. As for the bad guy music, well lemme just say that whenever it kicks in you know Cyrus 'The Virus' Grissom is on screen.

Mark Mancina was originally brought on board to score the movie on his own, but 20th Century Fox cut the post-production schedule for Speed 2: Cruise Control in half, which meant that Mancina had to abandon his work on Con Air and quickly begin work on Speed 2 (which came out a single week after Con Air in June 1997), It was exactly this kind of ludicrous scheduling that caused Mancina to quit movie-scoring. But Trevor Rabin came to the rescue for the Con Air scoring duties, and the style and themes of the movie are split evenly between them.

The music on here on this CD ranges from occasional noise to all out action with several awesome themes. The first track opens with the aforementioned grinding, metallic noise. Several tracks contain some wonderful guitar riffs that bring to mind the blue skies, burning sand and white hot steel featured in the movie. Tracks 13 and 16 are also perfect examples of the action/chase music Media Ventures did so well. It's rousing stuff indeed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great price, great movie
Published 8 days ago by renaye
5.0 out of 5 stars Great DVD
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Published 16 days ago by Leslie R. DuMont
4.0 out of 5 stars good
We loved the movie itself and we really like Nicolas Cage. We're just very tired of filthy language in all of the action movies. Read more
Published 17 days ago by RockabillyHall
5.0 out of 5 stars cool action packed entertainment
My wife told me this was good movie. So we sat down and watched it turned out to be a better movie than I thought it was going to be.
Published 1 month ago by Brian Ernest Blackmore
5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic
Like to take this out and watch it every now and then. Story never gets old and packed with my favorite stars.
Published 1 month ago by savanasue
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT MOVIE
Published 1 month ago by AKGURL30
4.0 out of 5 stars It's Con Air
Let's be real, at this point Con Air is a classic of sub par background-noise movies. It's enjoyable, but incredibly cheesy (mostly thanks to Nic Cage's terrible southern accent. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Cassandra
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
Love the suspense, stunts, and storyline. This movie has a lot of action and was one of Cage best movies
Published 1 month ago by journee
5.0 out of 5 stars Con Air
This DVD arrived in a timely manner and was in great condition. This is one of my favorite movies and I enjoy seeing it over and over.
Published 2 months ago by Barbara Bonham
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