Passenger 57

Question: How on earth did any of these hijackers get weapons onto the plane? I know this is 11 years before 9/11 in 1992 and security wasn't that strict back then but there would be no way for them to get through security or anywhere else at the airport carrying weapons or have had them smuggled in.

Answer: Vincent got the weapons on board after killing "Robert" the actual crew member. The hijackers also took the weapons off the dead FBI agents.

Answer: Vincent, in the plane's cargo hold, was the caterer who fixed the meals. He supervised the loading of the food, beverages and weapons. He most likely put the weapons in the storage containers, so they could be loaded and made sure no else suspected anything.

Question: How did the FBI agent know that the two FBI agents on the plane were killed earlier?

Answer: It's been a while since I've watched this movie, but he obviously knows the plane is hijacked. It's a pretty safe assumption that the agents are dead as they're escorting a dangerous, high profile prisoner. Pretty easy to connect the dots. Alternatively, they could've failed to check in, and he assumed the worst.

Question: When Cutter says, "Have you ever played roulette?", how did Cutter know Charles' and Vincent's names? On the phone with Charles, he mentions both names.

Answer: I just rewatched it this morning. When Rane is trying to persuade Sheriff Biggs that he means business, one body (presumably The Captain) is thrown out of the plane. Just before the passengers are released, we see a quick shot of yo ambulances. One has 3 full occupied body bags in it. Therefore, it's implied the other two are in the other ambulance. This takes place before the FBI guy gets there. The fact that he tells Rane, those guys you killed were my friends" means that at some point they were identified by name. He could've found out numerous ways (Washington told him, briefing, the paramedics, Biggs, etc).

Answer: Everyone knows Charles Bane as the world's most dangerous terrorist. Plus, flight attendant Marti kept him informed of what was happening and who was involved. When they went below, Vincent introduced himself and explained he was not one of the terrorists.

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.

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

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