Air Movie (2023) Cast, Release Date, Story, Budget, Collection, Poster, Trailer, Review

Air

April 5, 2023
1hr 52min
Status: released

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Poster & Photos

Where to Watch Air (Stream)

Amazon Prime Video

Air Movie Details:

Movie NameAir
Country United States
Language English
GenreBiography, Sports, Drama
Release DatesMarch 18, 2023 (SXSW)
April 5, 2023 (United States)
Running Time1hr 52min
Age ratingR
CastMatt Damon
Ben Affleck
Jason Bateman
Chris Messina
Directed by Ben Affleck
Written byAlex Convery
Produced byDavid Ellison
Jesse Sisgold
Jon Weinbach
Ben Affleck
Matt Damon
Madison Ainley
Jeff Robinov
Peter Guber
Jason Michael Berman
Cinematography by Robert Richardson
Edited by William Goldenberg
Production CompaniesAmazon Studios
Skydance Sports
Artists Equity
Mandalay Pictures
Distributor Amazon Studios (United States)
Warner Bros. Pictures (International)
Budget$70–90 million
Domestic Collection$52,460,106
International Collection$37,500,000
Worldwide Collection$89,960,106

Air Movie Cast and Characters:

  • Matt Damon as Sonny Vaccaro
  • Ben Affleck as Phil Knight
  • Jason Bateman as Rob Strasser
  • Chris Messina as David Falk
  • Matthew Maher as Peter Moore
  • Marlon Wayans as George Raveling
  • Jay Mohr as John Fisher
  • Julius Tennon as James Jordan
  • Chris Tucker as Howard White
  • Viola Davis as Deloris Jordan
  • Dan Bucatinsky as Richard
  • Gustaf Skarsgård as Horst Dassler
  • Jessica Green as Katrina Sainz

Storyline:

The film follows the history of shoe salesman Sonny Vaccaro, and how he led Nike in its pursuit of the greatest athlete in the history of sports: Michael Jordan.

About Air Movie:

  • Air is based on true events about the origin of Air Jordan, a basketball shoeline, of which a Nike employee seeks to strike a business deal with rookie player Michael Jordan.
  • The project was announced in April 2022 with Affleck set to direct, as well as star and produce alongside Damon with their newly formed production company Artists Equity.
  • Principal photography took place between June and July 2022 with Affleck reuniting with his frequent collaborators: cinematographer Robert Richardson and editor William Goldenberg.
  • While Michael Jordan was not involved with the production, he did meet with Affleck, offering several suggestions, including the casting of Davis as his mother.
  • Originally set to premiere on the streaming service Amazon Prime Video, distributor Amazon Studios opted to release the film theatrically first after positive test screenings, making it the first Amazon title since Late Night (2019) to be released in theaters without also premiering on Prime Video.
  • Air received positive reviews from critics, particularly for Affleck’s direction, Convery’s screenplay and the performances of the cast, and has grossed $90 million worldwide.
  • In June 2023, Donald Trump used the monologue from the film in a fundraising 2024 presidential campaign video on Truth Social. Damon and Affleck’s production company Artists Equity condemned the usage as unauthorized.
  • Air was originally slated for a streaming-only release on Amazon Prime Video, but Amazon Studios eventually decided to release the film theatrically following strong results from test screenings.
  • Air was theatrically released in the United States on April 5, 2023, making it the first Amazon title since Late Night (2019) to be given an exclusive theatrical release. Warner Bros. Pictures handled the film’s international theatrical and worldwide physical home media release.
  • Amazon also gave the film a longer theatrical window before releasing it on Prime Video globally than their previous theatrical releases. The film closed out the South by Southwest festival on March 18, 2023. The film was released via streaming on Amazon Prime Video on May 12, 2023.
  • Amazon spent $40–50 million promoting the film, including $7 million on an ad that aired during Super Bowl LVII.

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