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.
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
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The bus had to have been driving in one direction down the interstate for a minimum of three hours or more, since they were picked up before 4:00 AM and there was bright overhead sunshine when they finally stopped for refueling. Yet officer Kris was sent from the origin city with a gas truck after they requested fuel and was already waiting for them on the bridge. See more »
If people tell you money doesn't buy love, they didn't have enough money.
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YOU LEFT ME ON THE RUN
Written and Performed by James Edward Barker & Tim Despic
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De Niro made some amazing movies decades ago, along with nothing extraordinary during the past twenty or so and let himself dragged into a lot of flops. I expected a total failure from "Heist (2015)". Which was not.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan plays an almost believable character, just the script put him on a wrong wavelength. For a realistic movie, his character is way out of this world.
One last bad thing, movie has a twist and unfortunately an intuitive one, so little replay value here.
Enough criticism, all from here is uphill. Characters are well defined, not too long described to bore you, just enough to see why the good guys are good and how really bad are the bad guys. Movie is packed with quality action, make no mistake. Action unroll smoothly, keeps you interested until the end.
Which brings me to the reason I wrote this review. The end is GOOD. And I mean really good. Everything builds up and gives you the "A-HA!!" satisfaction all good movies should bring you, is excellently timed and has the benefit of intelligent viewer anticipation technique, basically delivers the most desired ending, if totally unrealistic.
This movie is a pure action movie, with a twist, with an emotional package, with a great ending and good acting.
Nothing to remember in 2025, true, but I would recommend it to anybody on a Friday night.
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