The Great Movie Re-Watch
An airline security expert must take action when he finds himself trapped on a passenger jet when terrorists seize control of it.
Cutter: “Always bet on black.”
Chief Biggs: In my position, what would you do? If you were me, what would you do?
Cutter: Kill myself.”
Apart from having some great quotes, Passenger 57 is an entertaining action movie. There isn’t as much action as, say, Commando, but there’s still a lot of kicks. The villain is a psycho, and we’ve got two women in it. Sadly, one does end up with the hero, but I can’t have it all.
The film aided in the launch of Wesley Snipes’s career, so for that, we’ll always be indebted to it. He’s a welcome addition to the action movie genre, and it’s kind of a bummer that he came along as the genre started its downward decline. We’ve still got a few years before that happens, though.