Mobster and hit man Jimmy Conlon has one night to figure out where his loyalties lie: with his estranged son, Mike, whose life is in danger, or his longtime best friend, mob boss Shawn Maguire, who wants Mike to pay for the death of his own son.
Now a hard-working life insurance salesman and a caring family man, the former police officer, Michael MacCauley, has taken the commuter rail to New York for the past ten years. But, unexpectedly, things will take a turn for the worse, when on one of his daily journeys, the cryptic passenger, Joanna, makes Michael a generous and tempting offer to locate a single commuter or face grave consequences. Is this a sick joke, or is this indeed a serious situation? As Michael races against the clock to solve this wicked conundrum, everyone aboard is a suspect, in a deal where there's definitely more than meets the eye. Can he decide in time who's the one?Written by
When Micheal MacCauley (Liam Neeson) meets the Lt. at the bar on his way home the Captain comes in (Sam Neil). He mentions that since his promotion to Captain he spends more time at City Hall than he does on the job, but that it 'goes with the stripes'. Captains & Lieutenants wear bars as signifiers of rank (Lt's wear a single bar and Captains wear two gold bars that look like a section of railroad tracks), only NYPD Sergeants have stripes. He should have said it goes with the bars (or with the rank). See more »
The NYPD does not patrol inside Grand Central Station. The Metro North Police are responsible for the station and all the rail lines. See more »
What if someone asked you to do one little thing but would affect another passenger on this train? Would you do it?
I don't know. What's in it for me?
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The end credits are done in the style of a train map. See more »
The former cop and insurance agent Michael MacCauley (Liam Neeson) loses his job when the company where he works is downsizing. He goes to a bar where he meets his former partner and friend Alex Murphy (Patrick Wilson) and tells that he has not told the news to his wife Karen (Elizabeth McGovern). While commuting home, a mysterious woman called Joanna (Vera Farmiga) offers a game to Michael where he would locate a commuter in the train and receive a large amount. When Michael finds the money hidden in a wagon, the woman informs that he has accepted the offer and need to find the person in a few moments; otherwise his beloved family will suffer the consequences. What will Michael do?
"The Commuter" is another entertaining Liam Neeson´s action film. The unlikely story has promising beginning but the conclusion is absurd and funny. Despite the clichés, the non-stop action does not let the viewer think and in the end, "The Commuter" is a decent film. My vote is six.
Title (Brazil): "O Passageiro" ("The Passenger")
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