In order to foil an extortion plot, an FBI agent undergoes a face-transplant surgery and assumes the identity and physical appearance of a ruthless terrorist, but the plan turns from bad to worse when the same criminal impersonates the cop.
Neo and the rebel leaders estimate that they have 72 hours until 250,000 probes discover Zion and destroy it and its inhabitants. During this, Neo must decide how he can save Trinity from a dark fate in his dreams.
Bomber terrorist's elevator plan backfires, so he rigs a bomb to a LA city bus. The stipulation is: once armed, the bus must stay above 50 mph to keep from exploding. Also if LAPD Officer tries to unload any passengers off, Payne will detonate it. Joe Morton co-stars as Jack's superior, and Jeff Daniels supports Jack helping him try to defuse the bomb. Written by
The film was originally supposed to be released in August 1994 as 20th Century Fox had concerns that the film would under perform at the box office, and they felt it would be a worthy action successor to True Lies (1994), which opened that July. However the film performed very well during test screenings, and test audiences loved it so much, which prompted Fox to move the release date up to June as their first movie of the summer season, and to provide adult action competition in comparison with the family friendly The Flintstones (1994) which opened two weeks earlier. In the end Fox made the right decision as the film grossed $121 million in the U.S. and Canada alone and $350 million worldwide against a budget of $30 million. See more »
Jack and Harry run up 32 flights of stairs to arrive at the booby-trapped elevator, and they're not even breathing hard. See more »
Hey, this area's restricted.
Oh, hi. Yeah, I know. They called me down here. Some of this wiring got screwed up.
Nobody called it down to me. I'm going to have to see a work order.
Yeah, just a second. There you are.
[stabs workman in the ear with a screwdriver]
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Enough action sequences for three movies. Sandra Bullock has the cuteness controls set on HIGH, and Keanu Reeves plays it straight, a lot like his part in "Point Break". Dennis Hopper is, of course, one of the most believably creepy movie villains in the business today. (See him in "Blue Velvet") OK, there were some physical impossibilities in the film, but c'mon, most action films have them. (I've driven buses before, and they will not do many of the things in this movie.) This movie kept my eyes glued to the screen throughout. Grade: B+
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