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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>

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.

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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

Wesley Snipes actually is operating the motorcycle. See more »

Goofs

When Cutter is at the ticket counter before boarding the plane, a huge zit can be seen on the right side of his face. The zit disappears, reappears, and changes in size throughout the rest of the movie. See more »

Quotes

[when asked if his father is still alive by the FBI agent]
Charles Rane: Died... violently.
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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

German TV- and Retail-Version were cut to obtain a 16-rating See more »

Connections

Referenced in Doctor Who: Voyage of the Damned (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Too High
Written by Stevie Wonder
Performed by Norman Brown
Courtesy of Motown Record Company, L.P.
Single on MoJazz
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Cheesy, campy return to the 'Doomed Flight' genre...
29 August 2008 | by legendaryunderdogSee all my reviews

Wesley Snipes is the only fun there is about this movie and he really isn't that fun in this movie! He stars as former air security rep. John Cutter, Cutter lost in wife in a tragic holdup and he blames himself wholly because of it. Virtual Unknown at the time Elizabeth Hurley plays a crooked stewardess, the villain Rane is cool, a little too mysterious but cool. Everything in this movie is rushed along in a quick hour and twenty minutes pretty well so there really is no time to go to the bathroom or get popcorn while its going (not that you'll miss much). Overall not a horrible movie but still is cheesy and campy in some spots (almost like this movie should have been on TV instead). The ending is silly and a lot of the action in this film depends on your ability to disassociate yourself with reality and let the campiness do its work.


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