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Passenger 57 (1992)

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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Matthew (as Cameron Roberts)
James Short ...
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Dr. Bauman
Jane McPherson ...
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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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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,513,925, 8 November 1992, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$44,065,653
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Trivia

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

When the terrorist begins walking towards the bathroom where Cutter is hiding, we see his view as he approaches the bathroom and he does not have far to walk. Twenty seconds later Cutter opens the door and sees the terrorist still approaching the bathroom. It should not have taken the terrorist this long to walk such a short distance. See more »

Quotes

Chief Biggs: [Talking on the aircraft radio] This is Chief Leonard Biggs, Lake Lucille Police Department. Now if you tell me what you want, I'll tell you what I can deliver.
Charles Rane: I want this plane fully fueled. If I do not see a fuel truck in position and functioning in the next five minutes, you will be responsible for a great many deaths.
Chief Biggs: I'm not fully authorized to grant any demands at this time.
Charles Rane: I suggest you look out your window toward the plane just in front of the landing gear.
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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
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Single on MoJazz
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Name your cliché...
21 November 2010 | by See all my reviews

I'm less than ten minutes into the movie but have a pretty good idea where it's going. Let's see: (1) a renegade cop who (2) underwent some kind of personal trauma and is (3) mad at the world but (4) nonpareil in his line of work (5) finds a new purpose in life by (6) embarking on an improbable mission (7) facing tough odds. Seven most pathetic clich├ęs just to describe the main protagonist.

Now bear with me. This is a long shot but I'll hazard a guess here. Notwithstanding the "annoyance" (was anybody buying that?) he displayed toward the heroine's naivete in the mock hijack scene, somewhere down the line he's going to bone her, as "circumstances" force them to work together and their initial supposed antipathy turns into True Love(TM). Am I close? Well, 70 more minutes to find out!

Speaking of the heroine: (1) single, (2) compatible, (3) interested, (4) highly intelligent, (5) tough, except when she has to play the part of the damsel in distress, (6) multitalented, (7) HOT. Hey, forget Rambo: Those two could win a minor war singlehandedly!

This movie has all the potential to turn out to be a piece of vacuous schlock a la "Speed" (or is that, "S-tu-peed"). (Actually, I saw it a few years back but given its memorability factor of ZERO, can't remember a thing.)

Provided you let your brain out to graze in pastures green, it's a watchable flick so long as you either plow thru it as quickly as possible (think: Ripping off a band-aid) or take plenty of breaks in between playing and pausing.


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