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Passenger 57 (1992)

Director:
Kevin Hooks
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Action
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Passasjer 57
RUNNING TIME
84 minutes
Producer:
Dan Paulson
Lee Rich
Dylan Sellers
Screenwriter:
David Loughery
Dan Gordon


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
John Cutter Wesley Snipes
Charles Rane Bruce Payne
Sly Delvecchio Tom Sizemore
Marti Slayton Alex Datcher
Stuart Ramsey Bruce Greenwood
Dwight Henderson Robert Hooks
Sabrina Ritchie Elizabeth Hurley
Forget Michael Horse
Vincent Marc Macaulay

 

Review

This guilty pleasure is deep-roted in late 1980s American action filmmaking, complete with its stereotypical psychopaths and smooth-talking, invincible nice guys. Although the story told here is deeply tragic in essence, director Kevin Hooks is having far too much fun to let that bring him down. He's simply enjoying tracking too-cool-for-school Wesley Snipes around while he saves the day for amateurish local police and ignorant federal agents. And with the suave Bruce Payne making Anthony Hopkins' Hannibal Lecter look like a stressed-out party-pooper, you're in for a real treat - if you're willing to go with the premise. And of course we are, because rarely has skyjacking and the murdering of innocent people been made more carefree and enjoyable. Tom Sizemore looks like a million bucks in his supporting role as Sly Delvecchio.

Re-reviewed: Copyright 25.12.2013 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang
Original review:
Copyright 28.2.1997 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang