Passenger 57

Passenger 57 (1992)

31 mistakes

Revealing mistake: When the terrorists drop the dead body out the aircraft door, look closely at the aeroplane just beneath the door, you can see the reflection of the mat the stuntman lands on, as well as the spotters around it.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Factual error: When the aircraft window is shot out, depressurization of the plane occurs shortly after the door of the plane blows off. When depressurization occurs, the pressure in the fuselage drops. Why would the door blow-out now when it held before with higher (normal) pressure?

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Other mistake: In several of the scenes involving the helicopter the film was flipped. The registration numbers on the side of the chopper are backwards.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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Factual error: When the large airliner is brought down at the the small, regional airport, a huge movable stairway is rolled up to the aircraft so that people can disembark. There is absolutely no reason why a stairway designed for major jet aircraft would be sitting at a small airport that didn't even have runways long enough to accommodate such large airplanes.

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Factual error: Just after Ranes shoots a hostage, when in the standoff with Cutter, the pistol (a Beretta semi-auto) is shown uncocked, which wouldn't happen normally since the movement of the bolt after the shooting to eject the capsule also cocks the guns automatically.

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Factual error: The L-1011 lands at the small airport and the hijackers demand fuel. When the fuel tanker shows up with the fuel, the fueler opens the fuel panel and puts an 'overwing' nozzle up inside the fuel panel. This type of nozzle would only be used if the fueler was on top of the wing filling the wing through a small gas-cap type of fueling point.

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Factual error: First, when Raine fires his gun and blows out a window, it causes explosive decompression which results in a door being blown off. It has been proven (Discovery TV's "Mythbusters") that explosive decompression does not result from a gunshot hole. The plane would, of course, lose pressure, but slowly. Even explosive decompression would not rip a door off its frame. Second, with the plane decompressed, Cutter and Raine (and everyone else) would have passed out within 15 seconds from hypoxia. It's funny that not a single person in view of the cameras actually put an oxygen mask on. Third, as soon as decompression was detected, any well-trained pilot would have put the plane into a dive immediately to get it below 10000, so that passengers wouldn't die. It is interesting that even at the end of the fight, as we see Raine falling to the ground, the plane is still flying straight and level at altitude.

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Audio problem: When Cutter rolls at shoots at Vincent, we can hear the distinct sound of his pistol. However, we see a shot of the pistol's slide in the open/locked position, meaning he's run out of ammo, but we can still hear the pistol being fired a few times after that.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Revealing mistake: When Rane jumps out of the hospital window and crashes through the umbrella, table, and people, you can see him land on an air mattress. Even though it's camouflaged to match the ground, you see it deflate under his weight.

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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.

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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.

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Continuity mistake: When Charles Rane runs away from the police at the start of the movie, he shoves a guy in a brown suit over, but in the next shot the guy has now completely disappeared.

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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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Plot hole: When the police and FBI arrest Rane at the fairgrounds, Cutter tells them Vincent (one of Rane's men) is also at the fair, and wearing a tan jacket. Cutter did not see Vincent leave the plane and never saw him at the fair, and when he last saw him on the plane he was not wearing this jacket. So how could he know Vincent was at the fair and wearing a tan jacket?

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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.

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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.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Briggs hands Cutter his gun while they are chasing the plane in a patrol car, the camera and crew are reflected in Briggs' glasses.

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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.

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Plot hole: The airport at which the plane lands is only supposed to have a small airfield. Yet near the end we see the huge plane roaring down the runway for more than a minute, which would be impossible on a small airfield.

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Plot hole: While Cutter is in the bathroom, the first thing he hears of the terrorists taking over the plane, is one of them yelling "sit down". If he heard that, how could he have not heard the gun shots when Ms. Ritchie shot the FBI agents, or the sounds of screaming passengers?

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Plot hole: Liz Hurley, who is one of the hijackers, learns that Cutter is an undercover security agent. Yet for some reason she fails to pass this on to any of the other hijackers. When they take over none of them appear to have any knowledge of Cutter.

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