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Passenger 57 (1992)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  6 November 1992 (USA)
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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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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)  »

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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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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

The same blonde girl is seen being released from the airplane three times. See more »

Quotes

John Cutter: Charlie, ever played roulette?
Charles Rane: On occasion.
John Cutter: Well, let me give you a word of advice. Always bet on black!
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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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Too High
Written by Stevie Wonder
Performed by Norman Brown
Courtesy of Motown Record Company, L.P.
Single on MoJazz
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Wesley Snipes Vs The Rane Of Terror, or Pain Of Terror.........
9 October 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Of all the Die Hard clones there has been, and there have been many, Passenger 57 may just be the worst. The story follows Wesley Snipes' airline security expert John Cutter, who whilst undertaking a flight to L.A. gets embroiled in a hostage takeover led by evil bad man with a troubled childhood, Charles Rane. Cue quips, kicks and death defying tricks as Cutter strikes one for the good guys. Kevin Hooks' film works well enough on a very basic actioner level, due in the main to Snipes. Snipes was six years away from his signature role in Blade, and for sure he is a bona fide action star. As evidenced here, where he has the charisma and body motions to carry the film thru its turgid script. A script that smacks of the writers sitting round a table and suggesting they put Snipes in a number of tricky situations as an excuse for him to beat the crappola out of everyone. Oh lets not forget the forced love story waiting to happen as well .

It's just a lazy film that is the cash in that many realised it was on its release. Bruce Payne manfully tries to make the unbalanced Charles Rane truly evil, but doesn't succeed. Liz Hurley, goddess of womanhood that she is, looks uncomfortable holding a gun, while leading lady Alex Datcher is hopelessly out of her depth. Youthful looking Tom Sizemore and Bruce Greenwood also appear, but both are throwaway characters that you end up wishing we had had more of. Stanley Clarke's score is abysmal, it's the sort of score one expects to hear in a soft core porno movie. You know the kind where the protagonists are making love but they still have their underwear on! Yes that kind. Poor plotting, poor scripting and just about poor in technical execution. I don't ask much of the action genre, I really don't, but at least give the film some soul from which to entertain the popcorn masses. 3/10 for Snipes' fighting and Liz Hurley's legs.


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