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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alex Datcher ...
Stuart Ramsey
Duchess Tomasello ...
Mrs. Edwards
Matthew (as Cameron Roberts)
James Short ...
Joel Fogel ...
Dr. Bauman
Jane McPherson ...


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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

6 November 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Passageiro 57  »

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Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Robert Hooks, who plays Dwight Henderson in the film, is the father of director Kevin Hooks. See more »


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 »


Charles Rane: Mr. Cutter, how kind of you to pay me a visit. You've been a worthy adversary. It's a shame we won't be seeing much more of each other.
John Cutter: Let me tell you something. If anybody else gets hurt on that plane... it's gonna take a hell of a lot more than a prison cell to keep me from ripping your fucking nuts off.
Charles Rane: I'd come to expect more from you than cheap vulgarities.
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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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A great action movie
27 March 2001 | by See all my reviews

I remember seeing Passenger 57 when I was a freshman in high school and when I first saw it I loved it. Now nine years have past and I decided to buy it (huge Bruce Payne fan). I absolutely love this movie sure this movie parallels Die Hard II and you can find it highly predictable but I feel it does exactly what an action film is meant to do. The director, Hooke, provides adventure through incredible situations that are yes unbeliveable but still very cool. The viewer does not have to search for a hidden meaning or a morel message they just have to sit back and enjoy the ride. I suggest that if you are looking for a way to veg-out and relax this movie is perfect to watch.

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