Passenger 57

1992 • 83 minutes
4.3
175 reviews
24%
Tomatometer
R
Rating
Eligible
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This fast-paced action picture plays like Die Hard (1988) on an airplane. Grieving over the death of his wife at the hands of an armed robber and blaming himself for her death, anti-terrorism expert John Cutter (Wesley Snipes) is retiring from his dangerous job. The flight he's on is occupied by a coterie of FBI agents escorting the lethal terrorist Charles Rane (Bruce Payne), but as the aircraft is taking off, Rane's associates, who have also boarded the plane, take the vehicle by force and free their leader. With the aid of a sheriff on the ground, a pair of stewardesses (Alex Datcher and Elizlabeth Hurley) and his old friend, airport manager Sly Delvecchio (Tom Sizemore), Cutter puts his special training and martial arts skills to good use combating the kidnappers. The clever, dapper Rane has several surprises in store for his nemesis, however, including killing a hostage and an ally who's only pretending to be on Cutter's side. His options becoming increasingly limited, Cutter devises a dangerous plan that involves dumping the airplane's precious fuel reserves. Director Kevin Hooks cast his father, actor Robert Hooks in the role of federal agent Dwight Henderson.

Ratings and reviews

4.3
175 reviews
Stefani Cerday
January 30, 2015
This is a masterpiece of true perfection. Snipes at his finest. I am going to start a children's game where they have to go into the woods and escape from the mythical snipe and not try to find it. that a true test of character.
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Devin Litteral
January 17, 2014
Wesley Snipes did simply a stunning job in this movie! Definitely worth renting as well as buying definitely check it out!
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ann landers
October 24, 2016
Seriously this is the one movie that all the critics loved and gave five stars to and compared it to the Diehard movies?????? Are those critics retarded? This has got to be one of the worst movies ever made. Bad acting, horrible script, stupid plot and comparing it to Diehard is an insult to Bruce Willis. The only good thing about this movie were some of the karate moves by Snipes or a stunt person.
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