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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Air travel is the safest, the FAA says. But the FAA never figured the risk with Charles Rane on board. "The Rane of Terror" has masterminded four terrorist attacks. Soon there will be a fifth -- and that's bad news for the passengers on Flight 163. But there's good news too: the man in seat 57! Wesley Snipes plays John Cutter, an undercover security operative who enters the lavatory and exits to find Rane (Bruce Payne) and his gang have taken over. Cutter's next move is clear. Do. Or be done to. Written by Robert Lynch <docrlynch@yahoo.com>

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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)  »

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Passageiro 57  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$44,065,653 (USA)
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The original draft of the screenplay set the action at night; it was changed to a daylight story setting to save money. See more »

Goofs

The plane is forced to land on a runway that is too short to land. As a result it would be far too short to take off on. See more »

Quotes

John Cutter: Plan not working out the way you wanted? Asshole?
Charles Rane: Don't flatter yourself Cutter. You prevented nothing. Although it seems I may have underestimated you.
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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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Spoofed in Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015) 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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Fun 90s action thriller
17 April 2015 | by See all my reviews

Charles Rane (Bruce Payne) is a ruthless terrorist. The FBI manages to capture him right before he is able to get plastic surgery. Former secret service agent John Cutter (Wesley Snipes) is still haunted by his dead wife. His old friend Sly Delvecchio (Tom Sizemore) gets him an airline security job. Marti Slayton is the brash flight attendant. They are flying out to L.A. Also on the plane, Rane is being transported accompanied two FBI agents. The problem is that Rane's people are also on board and they're armed. Cutter forces the plane to land.

This is simply a fun action thriller. The script has a lot of action and the . It doesn't necessarily take it too seriously. Wesley Snipes delivers the action and Schwarzenegger-worthy one liners. "Always bet on Black!" There is enough wild action. Bruce Payne is terrific. He milks every insane Bond villain move. It is a lot of fun especially if you don't try to dissect everything.


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