Use of the Die Hard scenario: A former cop has to battle a group of aircraft-hijacking terrorists.
Stand-in for John McClane: John Cutter (Wesley Snipes)
In Passenger 57, Wesley Snipes plays a former police officer named John Cutter, who's dealing with the emotional baggage of his departed wife. When terrorists take control of the plane he’s flying on, he's forced to fight back.
Unlike Die Hard, Passenger 57 features a completely bland plot and direct-to-video direction that is a far cry from what John McTiernan brought to Die Hard. The only positives here are the performances by Snipes and Bruce Payne, who plays terrorist Charles Rayne.