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Passenger 57 -- An airline security expert must take action when he finds himself trapped on a passenger jet when terrorists sieze control of it.


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Release Date:
6 November 1992 (USA) See more »
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.
An airline security expert must take action when he finds himself trapped on a passenger jet when terrorists seize control of it. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Wesley Snipes ... John Cutter

Bruce Payne ... Charles Rane

Tom Sizemore ... Sly Delvecchio
Alex Datcher ... Marti Slayton

Bruce Greenwood ... Stuart Ramsey

Robert Hooks ... Dwight Henderson

Elizabeth Hurley ... Sabrina Ritchie

Michael Horse ... Forget

Marc Macaulay ... Vincent

Ernie Lively ... Chief Biggs
Duchess Tomasello ... Mrs. Edwards

William Edward Roberts ... Matthew (as Cameron Roberts)
James Short ... Allen
Joel Fogel ... Dr. Bauman
Jane McPherson ... Nurse
Winston Bedford ... Doctor
Lori Bedford ... Surgical Receptionist
Kent Lindsey ... Agent Claflin
Rand MacPherson ... SWAT Commander
Lou Bedford ... Attorney Phillips
Elena Ayala ... Lisa Cutter
Mike Speller ... Headwaiter

Kareen Germain ... Security Attendant
Michael H. Moss ... Agent Manning (as Michael Moss)
Jim McDonald ... Agent Duncan
Zachary McLemore ... Norman

Lesa Thurman ... Norman's Mother

Janet Elder ... Screaming Woman
Alicia Allred ... Flight Attendant
Frank Causey ... Captain Whitehurst
Marty Connell ... First Officer
Frank Hart ... Flight Engineer

Tom Nowicki ... Sly's Assistant
Linda Vick ... Receptionist
Robert Midden ... Pistol-Whipped Passenger
Dennis Letts ... Frank Allen
Janis Benson ... Nora Allen
Gary Rorman ... Douglas
Lindsey Diamond ... Hostage Woman
Dean Carlberg ... Helicopter Pilot

Brett Rice ... Cop #1 (as James Brett Rice)
Henry J. McGauley ... Store Hold-Up Man
Michael Conner ... FBI Agent (as Michael D. Conner)
Carl Cole ... Sharpshooter
Jack Gibson ... Reporter #1
Lisa Capriani ... Reporter #2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mike Agresta ... Doctor 3 (uncredited)

Renee Behan ... Passenger (uncredited)

Brock Burnett ... SWAT Sharpshooter (uncredited)
Rocky Essex ... Airport EMT (uncredited)

Sven Granlund ... Pilot Extra (uncredited)
Damian Mcknight ... Passenger #2 (uncredited)
Ryk O. ... Firefighter (uncredited)
Russell Sanderlin Sr. ... The Cowboy (uncredited)

Ginger Stanley ... Plane Passenger (uncredited)
James Stone ... Cop #2 (uncredited)

Directed by
Kevin Hooks 
Writing credits
Stewart Raffill (story) and
Dan Gordon (story)

David Loughery (screenplay) and
Dan Gordon (screenplay)

Produced by
Robert J. Anderson .... co-producer
Dan Paulson .... producer
Lee Rich .... producer
Dylan Sellers .... producer
Jonathan Sheinberg .... executive producer
Original Music by
Stanley Clarke 
Cinematography by
Mark Irwin (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Richard Nord 
Casting by
Shari Rhodes 
Production Design by
Jaymes Hinkle 
Art Direction by
Alan E. Muraoka 
Set Decoration by
Don K. Ivey 
Costume Design by
Brad R. Loman  (as Brad Loman)
Makeup Department
Clifford Booker .... key hair stylist (as Cliff Booker)
Leslie Christin .... makeup artist
Selena Evans-Miller .... key makeup artist
Julie Hill-Parker .... makeup artist
Carol Rasheed .... hair stylist
Lynda Kyle Walker .... hair stylist (as Lynda Kyle-Walker)
Lee Grimes .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Jeff Standard .... makeup artist intern (uncredited)
Production Management
Robert J. Anderson .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cyd Adams .... second assistant director
Parnes Cartwright .... second second assistant director
Michael Finn .... additional second assistant director
John Gallagher .... second assistant director (as John E. Gallagher)
Evan Gilner .... dga trainee
Gary Marcus .... first assistant director
John Corso .... second unit director (uncredited)
Art Department
William A. Cimino .... lead (as Bill Cimino)
Ed Collins .... set dresser
William Les Collins .... construction coordinator (as William L. Collins)
Stitch Crisp .... assistant property master
Charles S. Deaux .... swing gang (as Charlie Deaux)
Wallace G. Emery .... construction foreman (as Wallace Emery)
Jonathan Kovalcik .... art department assistant
Paul Mallick .... swing gang
Tom Miller .... property master (as Tommy Miller)
Jayne-Ann Tenggren .... assistant property master
Robert Welch .... swing gang
Jim Williams .... swing gang
Susan Inge Wood .... stand-by painter (as Susan Wood)
Lewis Bowen .... head scenic (uncredited)
Dean F. Janik .... painter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Robert J. Anderson Jr. .... production sound mixer (as Robert Anderson Jr.)
Wayne Artman .... sound re-recording mixer
Dwight Brown .... cable person
William C. Carruth .... adr editor
Virginia Cook-McGowan .... sound effects editor
Samuel C. Crutcher .... sound effects editor
Tom E. Dahl .... sound re-recording mixer (as Tom Dahl)
Greg Dillon .... sound effects editor
Christopher Flick .... foley editor
Richard Friedman .... adr editor (as Dick Friedman)
Eric Gotthelf .... foley mixer (as Eric Gotthealf)
Robin Harlan .... foley artist
Robert G. Henderson .... supervising sound editor
David M. Horton .... sound effects editor
James J. Isaacs .... sound effects editor
Sarah Jacobs .... foley artist
Frank Jones .... sound re-recording mixer
Darrin Martin .... assistant sound editor (as Darrin V. Martin)
David M. O'Dell .... boom operator (as David O'Dell)
Lisa M. Risen .... assistant adr editor
Solange S. Schwalbe .... foley editor (as Solange Schwalbe-Boisseau)
Scott A. Tinsley .... foley editor (as Scot Tinsley)
Brooke Henderson Ward .... assistant sound editor (as Brooke Henderson-Ward)
Rob Hill .... adr artist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Kevin Harris .... special effects assistant
William Purcell .... special effects
Scott Rushton .... special effects assistant
Richard Scioli .... special effects assistant (as Ric Scioli)
Tom Akos .... stunts (as Thomas E. Akos)
Jay Amor .... stunt driver
Greg Anderson .... stunts
Tom Bahr .... utility stunts
Perry Barndt .... stunts
Erich Barrett .... stunts
Chick Bernhardt .... stunts (as Chick Bernhart)
Nathalie B. Bollinger .... stunts
Mindy Branston .... stunts
Barry Brazell .... stunts
Mark Chadwick .... stunts
Mike Christopher .... stunts
Scott Coyote .... stunts (as Scotty Coyote)
Max Daniels .... stunts
Sharie Doolittle .... stunts
Kelly Erin .... stunts (as Kelly Erin Welton)
John Evanko .... stunts
Lex D. Geddings .... stunts (as Lex Geddings)
Brandy Johnson .... stunts
Kim Kahana .... stunts
Artie Malesci .... stunts
Kathy Marshall .... stunts
Anderson Martin .... stunts
Thomas J. McTague .... stunts
Brady Michaels .... stunts
Jeff Moldovan .... stunts
Joe Murphy .... stunts (as Joseph Murphy)
Joe Murphy .... utility stunts
Ron Norris .... stunts
Bill Orsini .... stunts (as William Orsini)
Lisa Jean Renzetti .... stunts
Steven Ritzi .... stunts (as Steven T. Ritzi)
Cheyenne Rivera .... stunts
Ronald C. Ross .... stunts
Gar Stephen .... stunts
Jeff Ward .... stunt coordinator
Eric Whitmore .... stunts
Glenn R. Wilder .... stunt coordinator (as Glenn Wilder)
John Zimmerman .... stunts
Kim Zimmerman .... stunts
Mitchell Dean .... stunts (uncredited)
Andrew Scott Dixon .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Marcus Salgado .... fight choreographer (uncredited)
Bill Scharpf .... stunts (uncredited)
Jill Stokesberry .... stunts (uncredited)
Shelby Swatek .... stunts (uncredited)
Tommy Mack Turvey .... stunts (uncredited)
Scott Workman .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Beverlin .... second assistant camera (as Bob Beverlin)
Jock Brandis .... chief lighting technician
Stephen Campbell .... first assistant camera
Richard Falk Jr. .... assistant chief lighting technician
Jon Baronn Farmer .... still photographer (as Jon Farmer)
Dawn Jones .... second assistant camera (as Dawn Laurel)
David M. Lang .... first assistant camera (as David Lang)
Joe Mast .... dolly grip
Frank Miller .... camera operator
Eugene Siegmund .... best boy grip
George Skelly .... key grip
Robert Ulland .... Steadicam operator (as Bob Ulland)
Gary Ware .... chief lighting technician
C.W. Fallin .... additional camera operator (uncredited)
Casting Department
Joseph Middleton .... casting assistant
Tanya Sullivan .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kathy Bird .... costumer (as Kathryn Bird)
Shirley Bird .... costumer
Mary Lou Byrd .... costume supervisor
Molly Harris Campbell .... assistant costume designer (as Molly Campbell)
Barnaby Smith .... costumer
Editorial Department
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter
Christopher Chaplin .... assistant editor
Timothy Colletti .... assistant film editor
Joseph Gutowski .... associate editor (as Joe Gutowski)
Gaston Santiso .... assistant editor
Music Department
Stanley Clarke .... orchestrator
Robert Fernandez .... score recordist (as Bobby Fernandez)
Jamie Forester .... music editor (as Jamie Gelb Forester)
Dan Humann .... score mixer
William Kidd .... orchestrator
Jeff Marsh .... orchestrator
Lise Richardson .... music editor
James D. Young .... music editor
Paul Jackson Jr. .... musician (uncredited)
William Kidd .... conductor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Kevin Craig .... transportation captain
Ben Greenleaf .... transportation captain
Lee Siler .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Brian Albertsman .... location manager
Andrew Baird .... location assistant
Dave Black .... technical advisor
Wayne Bolin .... production aide
Jeffrey Britt .... production aide
Merrie Elisabeth Dudley .... staff assistant (as Merrie Dudley)
Marty Elfalan .... assistant accountant
Gina Forlenza .... assistant: Mr. Rich
Bruce Goldman .... production aide
Eleanor Hemingway .... production secretary
Jill Kantrowitz .... assistant: Mr. Hooks
Chad Leeper .... production aide
Darla 'Dee' Montgomery .... animal wrangler
Liz Newman .... assistant production secretary
John Overman .... production aide
Kathy Petty .... production accountant
Susana Preston .... script supervisor
Catherine Quinn .... assistant: Mr. Hooks
Candisse Reynolds .... production aide
Stanley Robinson .... production aide
Marcus Salgado .... technical advisor
Chuck Smith .... production aide
Anna C. Southall .... unit publicist (as Anna Southall)
Jack E. Stiles .... animal wrangler
Jeremy Tillman .... craft service
Marilyn J. Tillman .... craft service
Keith Leon Williams .... assistant: Wesley Snipes (as Keith Hickles)
Bill Daly .... post-production accountant manager (uncredited)
Christopher Sirmons Haviland .... stand-in (uncredited)
Alison Parraco .... assistant production accountant (uncredited)
Michael Riley .... title designer (uncredited)
Kenny Rivenbark .... remote head technician (uncredited)
Chip Swetnam .... production assistant (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Rated R for terrorist violence and language
84 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Canada:PG (Manitoba) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 (cut) (1993) | Finland:K-18 (uncut) (1992) (2001) | France:U | Germany:16 (re-rating) (uncut) (2013) | Germany:16 (cut) (1993) (video release) | Germany:18 (original rating) (1993) | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:12 | Norway:15 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | USA:R

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One of the earliest film roles for Elizabeth Hurley.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When the aircraft lands at the airfield we are told by the control tower that the airfield does not accommodate aircraft of that size. When the plane lands we see airstairs approaching the plane to let passengers off. A small airfield which does not accommodate such aircraft would not have a set of airstairs.See more »
[Rane is coming on to the stewardess]
Charles Rane:Did you and your friend enjoy yourselves down in the lower gallery? Down in that tight, little place? Tell me something, Marti. Did the hero get into your tight, little place?
[Marti slaps him]
Marti Slayton:You're repulsive!
Charles Rane:You'll change your mind once we get to know each other.
Marti Slayton:You'll have to kill me first.
Charles Rane:Oh no, Marti. I'm going to kill you during.
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Referenced in Dirty Harry: The Original (2001) (V)See more »
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13 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Indifferent action time-filler., 12 June 2004
Author: Jonathon Dabell ( from Todmorden, England

An incredibly brief, uninvolving and dumb thriller, Passenger 57 is a film that Wesley Snipes probably doesn't rank too highly on his CV. Though it is fast-paced and action-packed, it just doesn't give the audience the pay-off they need. The whole thing seems to have been made in great haste, with precious little attention to character, dialogue and plot. If Die Hard was the sumptuous five-course meal of action movies, then Passenger 57 is the half-eaten, under-cooked bacon sandwich.

The (somewhat unbelievable) plot has world-feared terrorist Charles Rane (Bruce Payne) being transported by plane to jail. Someone in the corridors of power has rather foolishly allowed him to be transported aboard a regular passenger aircraft, full of normal, innocent members of society. Inevitably, Rane escapes with the help of some of his accomplices, and within minutes he has control of the plane and the life of every passenger aboard. He plans to trade the safety of the passengers for his freedom. The one thing he doesn't reckon on is the presence of Passenger 57, maverick sky marshal John Cutter (Wesley Snipes), who knows a trick or two when it comes to dishing out pain to the bad guys.

You know just from the plot synopsis that Passenger 57 is riddled with unlikely plot holes. But even if you forgive its silliness, it isn't very entertaining on the level of "dumb fun". Payne as the villain is as camp as Christmas; hero Snipes plays it with utter indifference; the plot rattles along with no rhyme or reason making it awfully hard to care about any of the protagonists; and the climax is such a rushed muddle of a sequence that it comes over more as an anticlimax than anything. It's easy to knock action movies, especially if you prefer something with a bit of depth and believability, but even champions of the "big, cheesy action flick" are likely to come away from Passenger 57 feeling disappointed.

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