Passenger 57

Continuity mistake: The captain gets shot. The copilot is still in the right seat when requesting emergency landing (first landing). In the landing, someone's hand from the left (captain's) seat is moving the throttle controls yet the copilot's leg is visible (and moving) in the right seat. The copilot stays in the right seat when the plane departs again. (00:42:20)

Continuity mistake: As Cutter rides away on the motorcycle, a wide shot of the plane shows the doors are closed and the release of passengers has finished. However, when the FBI arrives a minute later, passengers are again being released from the plane. (00:50:00 - 00:51:10)


Continuity mistake: After the FBI agents who escort Rane up the boarding stairs are shot, Rane runs up the remaining stairs and past Mr Forget. 2-3 seconds later there is a wider shot of the plane which again shows Rane running up the stairs and past Mr Forget. (01:04:35)


Continuity mistake: Liz Hurley shoots one of the FBI agents seated next to Rane, in the background the other agent can be seen with make-up on waiting to be shot next.

Continuity mistake: A sexy blond woman wearing a short hot-pink top, dark jacket and miniskirt exits the plane with the first 100 hostages. She leaves again later with the rest of the passengers and is seen leaving the plane again at the end when the members of the press surround the plane to question the agent.

Continuity mistake: You can tell what order the scenes were shot in simply from the condition of Wesley Snipes' face. The actor obviously had a horrible skin problem throughout the film production - his face is riddled with acne and boils. When watching the film, keep particular attention to the right side of Snipes' face (in fact, many scenes are shot in order to avoid his right profile) for huge boil on his cheek - it keeps appearing and disappearing throughout the movie. Furthermore, you can even tell what scenes had to be reshot because the unsightly blemish appears and disappears even within the same scene.

Continuity mistake: When Wesley Snipes is brought down the control tower steps by the two cops, he is wearing handcuffs in the control room and then the handcuffs disappear when he throws the cops down the stairs.

Continuity mistake: When Wesley Snipes beats up the two cops hauling him down the stairs of the air traffic control tower, one cop's hat falls off. In the next shot of Snipes knocking him down the stairs, the hat is back on.

Continuity mistake: One scene takes place supposedly at a county fair in Louisiana. Louisiana doesn't have counties, they have parishes.

Continuity mistake: After Cutter crashes through the fence, you see the black box with the antenna that was sitting on the back of the motorcycle fall off. When he gets to the fairground, the black box is back on the back of the motorcycle.


Continuity mistake: When Cutter is approaching the fence on the motorcycle, you can see a chain and lock around the middle. However, in shots from the other side of the fence, there is no chain seen around the middle.


Continuity mistake: When Cutter takes out the first terrorist in the bathroom, you can see the toilet seat is down (and the lid is up). When Cutter pushes him through the bathroom door, the seat and lid are both up. The seat is back down when the terrorist's head is dunked.


Continuity mistake: When the plane was getting ready to land at the small airfield, it passes over a small fair. When u see the police look up at the plane, its passing over a 2 wheel Ferris wheel while its moving. In the very next scene, the Ferris wheel is sitting still. It couldn't possibly stop that fast.

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Suggested correction: The ferris wheel slows then stops, and the seats can be seen rocking back and forth from the momentum, exactly as they should. Ferris wheels do stop pretty quickly, especially when riders are getting on and off.

Continuity mistake: When Cutter enters the club for the luncheon meeting, you see him pull his hand out of his pocket, but in the next shot of him, his hand is back in his pocket.


Continuity mistake: When Cutter fights the hijacker near the bathroom door and puts a gun to his head, there is a shot of Rane and Liz Hurley arriving on the scene and behind them is the hijacker who wears glasses. But this hijacker does not appear in the following sequence, even though he was right there a second earlier.


Continuity mistake: After Rane escapes from the hospital he pushes a bearded man in a brown suit away. In the immediate wide angle the man has vanished.

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Continuity mistake: When the plane takes off and Cutter is holding onto the landing gear, the sky swaps from daytime to pitch dark in a millisecond.

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Continuity mistake: When Cutter is in the bathroom with the phone, he opens the door slightly to check the situation. When he closes the door, the nearest terrorist standing about 10-15 metres away, hears the door shut and begins to approach the bathroom to investigate. Cutter opens the door again some 20 seconds later and the terrorist is still approaching. It should not have taken the terrorist this long to walk such a short distance.


Continuity mistake: Liz Hurley shoots one of the FBI agents seated next to Rane, in the background the other agent can be seen with make-up on waiting to be shot next.

More mistakes in Passenger 57

John Cutter: Now I'm sick of your shit.
Charles Rane: You need the passengers, I need the plane. Put me back on board and the passengers will be released.
John Cutter: Yeah right. I'm supposed to trust you?
Charles Rane: Trust your instincts.
John Cutter: My instincts are to wax your ass all over this floor.
Charles Rane: Those are your emotions acting without the benefit of intellect.

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Trivia: FBI Agent Dwight Henderson is portrayed by Robert Hooks, the father of director Kevin Hooks.

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Question: How can the plane take off from this country airport when they seem so worried about a short landing?

Answer: The plane would not be able to take off from that small airport.

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