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A father is without the means to pay for his daughter's medical treatment. As a last resort, he partners with a greedy co-worker to rob a casino. When things go awry they're forced to hijack a city bus.

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(original screenplay by) (as Stephen Cyrus Sepher), (story by) (as Stephen Cyrus Sepher) | 1 more credit »
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Luke Vaughn
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Jason Cox
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Sydney
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Kris
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Dog (Derek Prince)
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Pauline
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Detective Marconi
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Dante (as Stephen Cyrus Sepher)
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Bernie
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Steve
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Rebecca
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Tom
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Eric
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When their attempt to rob a casino owned by the feared gangster Pope goes awry and a shootout ensues, Vaughn and Cox are forced to flee on foot and hijack city Bus 657 and take the passengers hostage. Written by Lionsgate Premiere

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Never make a bet you can't afford to lose.

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for violence, pervasive language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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11 November 2015 (Philippines)  »

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Bus 657  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Some scenes, when the bus is moving, were filmed while the bus was being pulled by a big rig truck off of Interstate 165 onto Water Street, in downtown Mobile, Alabama. Another scene on the interstate, was filmed on Interstate 10. Interstates 10 and 165 run through Mobile, Alabama. Also, on the final day of shooting, a scene was filmed in a vacant gravel parking lot right outside the Alabama State Port. See more »

Goofs

The scene in "Galveston" plays out with the feds communicating by radio, yet the Mobile skyline is evident with the RSA Battle House Tower (the building with a Chrysler Building "look") apparently poking up through the trees. the flattop Moody Plaza is the tallest building in Galveston at 358 feet, less than half as tall as the RSA Tower which is 745 feet. The scene appears to have been filmed near Meaher State Park, near Spanish Fort along the US 90/98 Causeway, but I am not personally certain of this. In any case it leads to much confusion to astute viewers, even those not familiar with the landmarks. See more »

Quotes

The Pope: Regrets in death meant you'd lived life wrong. Don't live life wrong.
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IT'S MY TIME
Performed by Latoya Lewis
Written by Phillip Lewis (BMI) and Christopher Clarke(ASCAP)
Published By Clarke and Cherenfant Publishing
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I was asking myself why did De Niro accept this role...
13 November 2015 | by See all my reviews

...till the Movie showed more. I may be biased 'cause De Niro has always been my favourite actor, but I believe he accepted this role because it is indeed a nice variation on the theme. It may seem the "same" gangster stuff with his moves and faces we all know well, but it is also different, deeper, wider. And, it delivers a nice message. So, De Niro is surely not one of those actors who have to accept any role just to survive. He can select what to do, and if at the beginning of the movie I thought "why did you accept to do once again an over-the-top sort of gangster which you did 10000 times and adds nothing more to your repertoire?", now I am sure that he accepted this role because he believed in it, as I do now too. All other actors were also very good, specially Jeffrey Dean Morgan, whom I do not mean to reduce to a "mix of Javier Bardem and Bruce Willis", but he does indeed remember me of both. This is not a masterpiece and it does not shake the art of Cinema, but it is a very nice movie which flows fast and does not leave you empty.


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