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Passenger 57

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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.

Release Year: 1992

Rating: 5.6/10 (19,280 voted)

Kevin Hooks

Stars: Wesley Snipes, Bruce Payne, Tom Sizemore

An infamous terrorist has evaded capture for a long time by being extremely clever and ruthless. Things get interesting when he hijacks a plane carrying famous security expert John Cutter, who isn't about to stand this sort of thing.

Writers: Stewart Raffill, Dan Gordon


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


Marc Macaulay


Ernie Lively

Chief Biggs

Duchess Tomasello

Mrs. Edwards

William Edward Roberts


(as Cameron Roberts)

James Short


Joel Fogel

Dr. Bauman

Jane McPherson


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.

Release Date: 6 November 1992

Filming Locations: Orlando, Florida, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $15,000,000


Gross: $44,065,653

Technical Specs


Did You Know?


One of the earliest film roles for Elizabeth Hurley.


When Ranes jumps out the window in the beginning of the movie, the customer sitting at the table he jumps on lands on top of Ranes when he hits the ground. The shot cuts away and when it cuts back Ranes is on top of the café customer, and he gets up and runs away.


First Officer:
We were told to head back.

Sabrina Ritchie:
By whom?

John Cutter:
By me.

User Review

Good solid action flick. A must for Snipes fans.

Rating: 8/10

Passenger 57 is an enjoyable and rather underrated action film.
Although there is not too much of a storyline, the slick action scenes
combined with some very good performances from Wesley Snipes and Bruce
Payne kept me entertained from start to finish.

While Passenger 57 offers nothing really new to the action genre, it
does offer plenty of fast paced chaos and explosions and combined with
some entertaining hand-to-hand combat skills by Snipes, it is certainly
better than a lot of other standard action fares out there.

Snipes gives a very good performance as the lead and Bruce Payne is
brilliant as the mentally unstable villain. The other cast are somewhat
overshadowed by Snipes and Payne, but do an adequate enough job.

Overall I was very pleased by Passenger 57, so much so that it proudly
belongs in my DVD collection. A very good choice for action fans and a
must for Snipes fans. 8/10.

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