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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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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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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 John Cutter searches the crowd in pursuit of the terrorists. See more »

Goofs

While landed for refueling, Rane tells Chief Biggs to take a look at the plane door just forward of the landing gear. As the body of the pilot is thrown out, the reflection can be seen of the crew holding some sort of landing mat in the planes fuselage. You can then see the pilot land on the blue mat. See more »

Quotes

Charles Rane: You wouldn't take advantage of a helpless man.
John Cutter: Never stopped you.
Charles Rane: It's the American way, isn't it, brother?
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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 »

Alternate Versions

Extra footage is added to the TV version. See more »

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Starts out good but....
3 December 2011 | by ebiros2See all my reviews

Wesley Snipes is about the only thing that's good in this movie. The movie starts out good with interesting situation going on inside the plane. Then the setting moves to the ground, and we see local law enforcement agency and the FBI getting involved, things gets dumb and dumber.

Why they had to abandon the airplane and go into the boring ground scene, I have no idea. They lost all the plot right there and then. The guy who escaped was absolute nobody, so it wasn't interesting even if he did escape. Movie gets worse as it progresses as even the fight scene including Wesley Snipes gets worse.

The stunt at the end was ridiculous. How can a police car catch up with a jet plane that's about to reach take off velocity ?

The fault was with the writer. The movie could have been 100% better if Wesley Snipes was allowed to sleuth around the airplane inflicting damages to the bad guys. Then it would have been a budget version of Die-hard, or maybe better, and the movie surely would have been a classic with sequels.

Too bad that they blew their opportunity, because of poor script writing.


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