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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.

Director:

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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.

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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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

The type of aircraft used in the hijacking is a standard Lockheed L-1011 TriStar identified by three Rolls Royce engines. See more »

Goofs

When Cutter is jumping on the plane landing gear taking off from Fort Lucille it is daylight, but as the landing gear is going up it appears to be night time. See more »

Quotes

Dwight Hendeson: The two agents you killed on the plane were friends of mine.
Charles Rane: Thank you for telling me. I do enjoy knowing the people whose lives I've touched.
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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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A small winner of a film all round.
28 October 2008 | by RedRoadsterSee all my reviews

"Passenger 57" is one of the many films that followed in the wake of the action film that re invented the genre, 1988's "Die Hard" with Bruce Willis in the lead. When I first saw P57, rented on video in the mid nineties, I wasn't expecting a re-run of Die Hard, but i was pleasantly surprised at how enjoyable an action flick it was.

Wesley Snipes and Bruce Payne spark well off each other as the troubled hero and psychotic villain. They are given competent support by the rest of the cast, although one of my small complaints is how under utilised the other actors are. That said, Ernie Lively does a nice turn as the local police chief and Robert Hooks (father of director Kevin Hooks) is good as an FBI Agent.

Essentially, Passenger 57 is a solid little action movie which is well paced and has enough intriguing characters and good action scenes to keep you interested right through to the finale. The story is perhaps a little thin and the script could have used a bit more depth to develop the characters, but it's very enjoyable none the less.

Don't view this expecting a great movie, but if you have an hour and a half to kill this film is well worth a watch.


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