Terror is on the rise and Russia asks the help of the United States to get rid of a radical general in Kazakhstan, Ivan Radek (Jurgen Prochnow). Moscow sees him as a terrorist and it is now in the best interest of the United States to see that he is removed from power. That is what starts the wild ride that you have with Air Force One. James Marshall (Harrison Ford), the President of the United States is in Moscow to make a speech congratulating Russian President Petrov (Alan Woolf) for the capture of Radek. Marshall sets the room aflame with his speech as it is not the one that was written form him, instead he tells those in the room and all those watching the even all over the world that terrorists and terrorism will no longer be tolerated. He vows that he and his administration will do everything in its power to make sure that human suffering due to the atrocities performed by others. He basically puts all terrorists on notice and is almost daring them to do something about it. Little does he know that someone is already planing on doing something about it and that the plan for it has already been set in motion.