Air Force One | 1997
A scenery-chewing Russian terrorist (the new Nationalist breed, not the old Commie type) hijacks America’s First Plane with President James Marshall (Harrison Ford) on board.
For the early sequences, a second unit captured shots of Red Square in Moscow, but Harrison Ford stayed in Los Angeles to make his Russian speech, at the Ebell Of Los Angeles, 743 South Lucerne Boulevard, off Wilshire Boulevard, midtown. The complex, comprising a women's club and the Wilshire Ebell Theatre, is a frequent film location which you can see in Forrest Gump, The Addams Family, Ghost and many more productions.
Similarly, 'Moscow Airport' is actually Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
Plenty of other locations can be found in Ohio, where ‘Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany’ is Rickenbacker International Airport, Columbus. Permission to use airports determined the locations for much of the rest of the film.
The opening scenes use University Circle and Cuyahoga County Courthouse, Cleveland, as ‘Moscow’ government buildings. The ‘Presidential Palace, Kazakhstan’ is Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, while the vast ‘Russian’ prison, in which General Radek (Jurgen Prochnow) is incarcerated, is Mansfield Reformatory, Mansfield (also used for exteriors for The Shawshank Redemption).