Passenger 57 script
Passenger 57 (1992)
Synopsis: Passenger 57 is a 1992 American action film directed by Kevin Hooks. The film stars Wesley Snipes and Bruce Payne. The film's success made Snipes a popular action hero icon. It also introduced Snipes' famous line: "Always bet on black."

CUT TO:

13A INT. BEDROOM (LOS ANGELES) - NIGHT 13A

JOHN CUTTER sits upright in bed, jolted from the nightmare. His eyes are wide with fear.

CUTTER:

Lisa...

Cutter's naked chest is soaked with sweat and his heart is pounding like a jackhammer. The annoying sound in his ears is the BUZZ OF his ALARM CLOCK.

Cutter SHUTS OFF the ALARM. 6 A.M.

Cutter looks around. Nothing to worry about. He's alone in his own bedroom, bathed in the blue glow of a TV test pattern. Cutter runs a hand through his damp hair. He's a black man in his late 20s -- handsome and muscular --but unable to shake the nightmare that has haunted him for two years.

CUTTER:

(under his breath)

I gotta get some new dreams.

ANGLE WIDENS.

The room is pretty much bare. Bed, nightstand and a Solo-flex exercise set-up. Cutter is a man of few possessions. The walls are covered with a variety of bulls-eyes and target silhouettes -- the kind used by law enforcement. Each one is expensively framed -- Cutter's idea of art.

The ALARM GOES OFF AGAIN.

CUTTER:

I heard you the first time.

Cutter SHUTS OFF the ALARM and climbs out of bed. He goes to the Solo-flex and begins a rigorous workout --pumping iron to keep the chaos inside him at bay. As Cutter battles the weights, we PUSH IN ON the nightstand...

13B FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH 13B

of Cutter and a beautiful young woman in happier times. Perhaps this is "Lisa." Next to the photo is an Amtrack brochure and a ticket -- round trip -- Los Angeles to Orlando. But it's the Amtrak brochure that really catches our attention. It's illustrated with a bold drawing of a powerful locomotive. PUSH IN ON the train as we...

DISSOLVE TO:

13C EXT. TRESTLE BRIDGE - DAY (STOCK) 13C

Darkness. Then... a real train bursts out of tunnel and hurtles PAST CAMERA. It crosses a span somewhere in the Rocky Mountains, headed east.

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David Loughery

David Loughery is an American screenwriter and producer. Born in Chicago, Loughery attended Ball State University and the University of Iowa where he was a member of the Iowa Playwrights Workshop. His first produced screenplay was Dreamscape in 1984. Loughery often works with director Joseph Ruben for whom he has written or rewritten several films including The Stepfather, The Good Son, and Penthouse North. Five of Loughery's films (Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Passenger 57, The Three Musketeers, Lakeview Terrace, and Obsessed) have opened Number One at the box office. more…

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