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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 Kris Hopson

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Get ready for rush hour.

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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10 June 1994 (USA)  »

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Máxima velocidad  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£9,823,233 (UK) (11 November 1994)

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£10,534,359 (UK) (9 December 1994)
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The shot when the bus enters LAX and a plane is seen taking off right behind it, took more than 50 takes. See more »

Goofs

Several times throughout the film characters say things when their lips do not move. For example, when Jack is under the bus defusing the bomb, a piece of rubber runs up under his cart. Jack says, "Fuck me!" but his lips do not move. See more »

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[first lines]
Workman: Hey, this area's restricted.
Howard Payne: Oh, hi. Yeah, I know. They called me down here. Some of this wiring got screwed up.
Workman: Nobody called it down to me. I'm going to have to see a work order.
Howard Payne: Yeah, just a second. There you are.
[stabs workman in the ear with a screwdriver]
Howard Payne: Nothing personal.
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Soul Deep
Written by Wayne Carson Thompson (as Wayne Carson)
Produced by The Gin Blossoms (as Gin Blossoms)
Performed by The Gin Blossoms (as Gin Blossoms)
Courtesy of A&M Records
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One of the best action films ever!
31 October 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If ever there was a film I wished I had seen at the theater,this would be the one.It's a great combination of a well written story, great direction,and a great cast.It's one of those films that you want to like so much,and it does not disappoint.The only thing that bothered me about the film is perhaps is the insertion of ill timed corny remarks ("He lost his head"),and the ending could have been done better,but overall a great action film worth owning.


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