In Her Line of Fire (2006)
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Two women are unwittingly thrown into the fight of their lives in an effort to protect one of America's most powerful men in this action thriller. The vice president of the United States (David Keith) is returning from a visit overseas when his private jet, Air Force Two , crash-lands on a remote South American island. It's the veep's poor fortune that he's stranded in a place dominated by insurgent forces at odds with U.S. policies, and a group of revolutionaries seize their opportunity and kidnap the vice president. While American Special Forces swing into action, the rebels intend to make the most of their opportunity, but a secret service agent (Mariel Hemingway) and the president's no-nonsense press secretary (Jill Bennett) realize there's no time to waste and devise their own plan to save America's second in command. Making matters more complicated is the powerful emotional relationship between the two women. In Her Line of Fire was produced in cooperation with here!, a premium cable service specializing in programming for gay and lesbian viewers. … More
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Why the plane crashed in the first place is uncertain, when the plane crossed over the island it's engines where running and the pilot had both elevator and aileron control judging by the way it maneuvered around obstacles on the island. The crash was of course necessary to set-up the main plot of the movie. This is a pretty standard action flick except the main John Rambo type hero character is female. Like most movies of this genre the hero's seem to be immune to pain or serious physical injury even when they jump out of a moving jeep and slide down the side of a cliff, apart from the occasional cut or scratch. The hero's never miss a shot while the villains can take out a sundry character with a single shot, but can't seem to hit the hero's even when there are several of them using machine guns. If you like action flicks it is quite entertaining, but like most of this type of movie one is not expected to take them seriously. Mariel Hemingway's character as a well-trained ex-marine as capable, tough and resourceful as any, regardless of gender. The tension between the to female character's I saw as territorial in that the reporter was encroaching on her relationship with the Vice-president. As to the suggestion that it should have had a sex scene I feel that given the time frame the events are supposed to have occurred, the plot scenario and the pace of the film any sex scene regardless of sexual orientation would have been inappropriate. Goofs in the opening scene's in the aircraft despite the apparent turbulence affecting the passengers the cards and glasses did not slide around on the polished wood table, although the liquid in the glasses did slop around slightly.
Technically, this is a bad, trashy film. But if you know going into it that you are gonna get exactly that and disband all disbelief (the woman takes out a whole army by herself!), you will have very fun, campy 1 1/2 hours. This is pure trashy entertainment, nothing more. Unfortunately I saw the cut Australian version where they didn't cut the violence, NOOO, they cut the romance between the two women. Because the girl getting the girl is obviously so much more controversial than unnecessary violence. Sometimes I doubt the sanity of our civilization ever so slightly. In the cut version, Jill Bennett covered in sweat and mud has to suffice as lesbian eye candy, then.
i watched this because of a rating on afterellen.com. DO NOT SEE THIS MOVIE!! lol, it was lame. or maybe because i was watching the aussie version? no clue....
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