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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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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Trivia

One of the earliest film roles for Elizabeth Hurley. See more »

Goofs

When Ms. Ritchie shoots the first FBI agent, the other agent can be seen with a bullet hole in his head, even though he has not been shot yet. See more »

Quotes

[Rane bursts into the cockpit with his gun pointed at the crew]
Charles Rane: Who's in charge?
Captain Whitehurst: I am.
Charles Rane: [shoots the captain and then points his gun at the first officer] Once again, who's in charge?
First Officer: You are.
Charles Rane: Excellent.
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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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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Crackerjack (2013) 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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Cheesy, campy return to the 'Doomed Flight' genre...
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Wesley Snipes is the only fun there is about this movie and he really isn't that fun in this movie! He stars as former air security rep. John Cutter, Cutter lost in wife in a tragic holdup and he blames himself wholly because of it. Virtual Unknown at the time Elizabeth Hurley plays a crooked stewardess, the villain Rane is cool, a little too mysterious but cool. Everything in this movie is rushed along in a quick hour and twenty minutes pretty well so there really is no time to go to the bathroom or get popcorn while its going (not that you'll miss much). Overall not a horrible movie but still is cheesy and campy in some spots (almost like this movie should have been on TV instead). The ending is silly and a lot of the action in this film depends on your ability to disassociate yourself with reality and let the campiness do its work.


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