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Passenger 57 (1992) Poster

(1992)

Trivia

Passenger 57 (1992) was scheduled to air on a Starz Entertainment Group channel the night of 9/11. What with the themes of terrorism on an airplane, the broadcast was obviously cancelled.
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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!' "
Originally, the role played by Wesley Snipes was offered to Sylvester Stallone but Stallone turned it down. However, just for fun, the script writer named one of the major characters, "Sly", short for Sylvester and a nickname for Stallone.
The original draft of the screenplay set the action at night; it was changed to a daylight story setting to save money.
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One of the earliest film roles for Elizabeth Hurley.
While on the plane Wesley Snipes reads the book 'The Art of War'. Snipes later starred in the film The Art of War (2000) that was loosely based on the book.
The type of aircraft used in the hijacking is an L1011-500 "Tristar".
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Robert Hooks, who plays Dwight Henderson in the film, is the father of director Kevin Hooks.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

The captain of the flight (who is killed by Rane during the takeover) is played by the actual chief pilot for Rich International Airlines, the airline which provided the aircraft used for exterior shots.
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Partially filmed in Central Florida, Wesley Snipes spoke at his former Orlando high school (Jones High) offering paid roles as extras to students with high grade point averages. The students that met this requirement were placed on a list and randomly selected from that list and can be seen portraying attendees in a carnival scene as the John Cutter character searches the crowd in pursuit of the terrorists.
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