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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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Kevin Hooks

Writers:

Stewart Raffill (story), Dan Gordon (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Duchess Tomasello ... Mrs. Edwards
William Edward Roberts ... Matthew (as Cameron Roberts)
James Short James Short ... Allen
Joel Fogel Joel Fogel ... Dr. Bauman
Jane McPherson Jane McPherson ... Nurse
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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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Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 November 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pasajero 57 See more »

Filming Locations:

Florida Keys, Florida, USA See more »

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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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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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. See more »

Goofs

Although Cutter is being hired as VP of security for the airline, he is still forced to sit in coach as Passenger 57. No airline VP would be forced to fly coach on his own airline. See more »

Quotes

John Cutter: Look chief, I thought all of you ham hogging, country biscuit eating boys knew how to drive? Was it a bunch of bullshit or what?
Chief Biggs: I haven't had a challenge like that since I was in high school!
John Cutter: Chief, I didn't know you went to high school?
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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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"I have a feeling it's going to be a very interesting flight"
13 March 2012 | by lost-in-limboSee all my reviews

The tag; "Die Hard" on a plane is pretty much true when describing this uninspired Wesley Snipes action vehicle of the early nineties. A captive terrorist being transported on an aircraft by the FBI is violently freed by his associates and they take the plane hostage. However on board happens to be an airline security specialist who goes about making their life's hell. Durable direction along with Mark Irwin's crisp photography and exhilarating stunt-work (the opening chase sequence). While it might be systematic in its execution (exciting combat where characters get caught, escape, get caught and escape again), but a confident Snipes makes light work of the slight and clichéd material (where we get the usual character/s with a brooding past) to deliver cracking blows taking out the terrorists one-by-one and sharp-one liners ("Always bet on black"). Around this time Snipes had become somewhat of a household name and a Hollywood banker with movie fans. Churning out films like "White Men Can't Jump", "Boiling Point", "Rising Sun", "Demolition Man" and "Drop Zone". This entry might not make much of the dent in Snipes' portfolio, but for the undemanding just wanting some simple action moving at a brisk pace with some venomously psychotic villain performances (led by the exceptional Bruce Payne and an early part for Elizabeth Hurley) and fine support (Tom Sizemore and Ernie Lively). You can't go wrong with the consistently entertaining "Passenger 57".

"I never live in the past"


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