Passenger 57

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Warner Bros. Released 1992

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Director:
Kevin Hooks
Released:
1992
Rating:
R

Passenger 57 is a 1992 action-packed thriller about the hijacking of a jumbo jet. John Cutter (Wesley Snipes) is a former airline security expert taking a trip as he is mourning the death of his wife. Cutter happens to be in seat 57 of a flight that is taken over by a gang led by Charle Rane (Bruce Payne), an English terrorist. Rane is secretly being transferred to a Los Angeles prison by the FBI, but his gang learns of the transfer and thwarts the FBI by posing as airline employees. During the takeover, Cutter is in the airplane's restroom, unknown to the hijackers. With cool efficiency, one-liners and martial arts prowess, Cutter is able to disarm the gang enough to force them to land the plane at a small rural landing strip. There Cutter chases Rane through a local fairground in one of the film's many set pieces. Passenger 57 was directed by Kevin Hooks, from a screenplay by David Loughery and Dan Gordon.

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