Passenger 57

Passenger 57

Kevin Hooks (1992)

15 Certificate


Our Score
Die Hard provided such a perfectly structured action-movie template that Hollywood has been reluctant to leave the idea alone; cue this silly but hugely enjoyable airborne thriller. Wesley Snipes plays the security expert who finds himself on the same aeroplane as obligatory British master criminal Bruce Payne, temporarily in police custody. Of course, Payne's henchmen have hitched a lift as well and when they duly free him, it's up to Snipes to save the day. Despite the hand-me-down plot and dialogue, director Kevin Hooks manages to wring the requisite suspense out of some expertly staged action set pieces. He is helped enormously by charismatic turns from Snipes and Payne, and a solid supporting cast that includes Tom Sizemore, Bruce Greenwood and a then little-known Elizabeth Hurley.


After his wife is shot dead during a robbery, a cop hands in his badge and takes up a job offer from an old friend to be a security adviser for a major transatlantic airline. On the flight taking him to his new employers in Los Angeles is an international terrorist being escorted to trial by the FBI - while the prisoner's accomplices are disguised as passengers and crew and plan to hijack the plane. Action thriller, with Wesley Snipes, Bruce Payne, Tom Sizemore, Alex Datcher, Bruce Greenwood and Elizabeth Hurley.

Cast & Crew

John Cutter Wesley Snipes
Charles Rane Bruce Payne
Sly Delvecchio Tom Sizemore
Sabrina Ritchie Elizabeth Hurley
Marti Slayton Alex Datcher
Stuart Ramsey Bruce Greenwood
Dwight Henderson Robert Hooks
Vincent Marc Macaulay
Director Kevin Hooks
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Violence, swearing. Available on: video and DVD