Passenger 57 is a 1992 American actionfilm directed by Kevin Hooks. The film stars Wesley Snipes and Bruce Payne. The film’s success made Snipes a popular action hero icon. It also introduced Snipes’ famous line: “Always bet on black.”
International psychopath terrorist Charles Rane (Bruce Payne), known as “The Rane of Terror is caughtby the FBI and local authorities just as he is about to receive plastic surgery to alter his features to evade law. TheFBI make plans to return Rane to Los Angeles aboard a Lockheed L-1011 Tristarpassenger aircraft, in order for him to stand trial.
John Cutter is a retired police officer who is trying to recover from the haunting memories of his wife’s death in a convenience store robbery, and has taken to training flight attendants in self-defense, including Marti Slayton. After one class, Cutter is approached by an old friend, Sly Delvecchio , who offers Cutter the vice-presidency of a new anti-terrorism unit for his company, Atlantic International Airlines. Cutter is reluctant, but Delvecchio and the company’s president, Stuart Ramsey , convince him to accept the offer.