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Passenger 57 (1992)

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An airline security expert must take action when he finds himself trapped on a passenger jet when terrorists seize control of it.

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Dr. Bauman
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Storyline

An infamous terrorist has evaded capture for a long time by being extremely clever and ruthless. Things get interesting when he hijacks a plane carrying famous security expert John Cutter, who isn't about to stand this sort of thing. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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He's an ex-cop with a bad mouth, a bad attitude, and a bad seat. For the terrorists on flight 163 . . . he's very bad news.

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for terrorist violence and language | See all certifications »

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6 November 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Passageiro 57  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$44,065,653 (USA)
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Wesley Snipes' character is mistaken for Arsenio Hall. In an episode of Martial Law (1998), Arsenio's character is mistaken for Wesley, and the woman who does so says "I loved you in 'Passenger 57!' " See more »

Goofs

During the lunch with the airline executive, Cutter mentions that El Al, the Israeli airline, is the only airline that has never been hijacked. This is untrue, most certainly at the time the movie takes place. The one (and currently only) hijacking of an El Al flight took place in 1968, and was resolved through negotiations without casualties. See more »

Quotes

[Rane is coming on to the stewardess]
Charles Rane: Did you and your friend enjoy yourselves down in the lower gallery? Down in that tight, little place? Tell me something, Marti. Did the hero get into your tight, little place?
[Marti slaps him]
Marti Slayton: You're repulsive!
Charles Rane: You'll change your mind once we get to know each other.
Marti Slayton: You'll have to kill me first.
Charles Rane: Oh no, Marti. I'm going to kill you during.
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Crazy Credits

The first part of the credits scroll while John Cutter and Marti Slayton walk along the runway towards the fairground in the distance as fireworks go off in the night time sky See more »

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Too High
Written by Stevie Wonder
Performed by Norman Brown
Courtesy of Motown Record Company, L.P.
Single on MoJazz
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A small winner of a film all round.
28 October 2008 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

"Passenger 57" is one of the many films that followed in the wake of the action film that re invented the genre, 1988's "Die Hard" with Bruce Willis in the lead. When I first saw P57, rented on video in the mid nineties, I wasn't expecting a re-run of Die Hard, but i was pleasantly surprised at how enjoyable an action flick it was.

Wesley Snipes and Bruce Payne spark well off each other as the troubled hero and psychotic villain. They are given competent support by the rest of the cast, although one of my small complaints is how under utilised the other actors are. That said, Ernie Lively does a nice turn as the local police chief and Robert Hooks (father of director Kevin Hooks) is good as an FBI Agent.

Essentially, Passenger 57 is a solid little action movie which is well paced and has enough intriguing characters and good action scenes to keep you interested right through to the finale. The story is perhaps a little thin and the script could have used a bit more depth to develop the characters, but it's very enjoyable none the less.

Don't view this expecting a great movie, but if you have an hour and a half to kill this film is well worth a watch.


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