WriterSherry Admo, Paula Goldberg, Anna Lorenzo Release dateApril 21, 2006 GenresAction Film, Thriller, Television film, Action/Adventure CastMariel Hemingway (Sergeant Major Lynn Delaney), David Keith (Vice President Walker), David Millbern (Armstrong), Jill Bennett (Sharon Serrano), Sydney Jackson (Murphy), Robbie Magasiva (Petelo) Similar moviesThe Hunger Games: Catching Fire, 2012, Independence Day, Salt, Mission: Impossible III, Toy Story 3 TaglineBehind Enemy Lines No Man Can Stop Her. Only One Woman Can Touch Her.
'Air Force Two', the aeroplane carrying the Vice-President of the United States and his staff, is flying over the South Pacific, when it is damaged by an electrical storm. It's forced to ditch in the ocean off the coast of the (fictional) country of San Pietro, located near the Solomon Islands.
As the few survivors make it onto a beach of a small off-shore island, one is immediately shot dead by a sniper from a guerrilla camp. The remaining survivors, including the Vice-President, who is a former US Marine, manage to escape and hide. It emerges that the sniper belongs to a group of armed rebel forces intent on overthrowing the island's dictatorial government. The rebels are led by Armstrong, a ruthless American mercenary.
The Vice-President is eventually caught by the rebels, who plan to hold him for ransom. It falls to his two aides, Secret Service agent Lynn Delaney (Hemingway) and press secretary Sharon Serrano to infiltrate the rebel camp and save him. They are also captured, but Delaney is able to escape and sets out to rescue the others.
As US helicopters search for them, Delaney's military and combat skills enable her to rescue them and kill Armstrong.
In return for the V-P's rescue and the cooperation of some of the rebel forces, the US offers aid to San Pietro on condition that they agree to hold democratic elections.
Mariel Hemingway as Sergeant Major Lynn Delaney
David Keith as Vice President Walker
David Millbern as Armstrong
Jill Bennett as Sharon Serrano
Robbie Magasiva as Petelo
Brian Trenchard-Smith had previously directed a gay action film, Phantom Below. He described In Her Life of Fire as:
A Lesbian Rambo movie... a homage to 80′s gun porn, starring Mariel Hemingway as the Vice President’s sapphic secret service chief. This future Vice President, played by David Keith, in a utopian Washington where universal health care is passed by unanimous vote, actively encourages the seduction of one lesbian by another. ”You’re a marine. Go for it.” I hope someone sent a copy to the Cheney family. Both films are gay-lite. Just a few kisses. The concept of a gay hero/heroine in the Harrison Ford role was the point.
The film was shot over 12 days in New Zealand and 2 days in Vancouver.
With a budget of an estimated $1,000,000, it made only $884 at the box office in its limited release.