A young cop must prevent a bomb exploding aboard a city bus by keeping its speed above 50 mph.

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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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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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10 June 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Máxima velocidad  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£9,823,233 (UK) (11 November 1994)

Gross:

£10,534,359 (UK) (9 December 1994)
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When the police were looking at police mugshots, the first photograph was of David MacMillan, who is a sound mixer on the film. See more »

Goofs

Right before Jack gives chase to the bus with the bomb on it, Howard Payne gives the bus's location as being Ocean Park and Main. Later, the bus drives down the 105 freeway and ends up at Los Angeles International Airport. Ocean Park and Main Street is northwest of the airport, and in fact only a couple blocks from the beach and approximately one mile from the Santa Monica Pier. Interstate 105 is an east-west highway that starts just south of LAX at it's west end and goes east to Interstate 605 and passing roughly 7 miles or so south of downtown Los Angeles. Being already northwest of LAX, the bus would have had to go far east first and then south to get on Interstate 105 to take it to the airport. Interstate 405 would have been the nearest and easiest highway to take to LAX from Downtown Santa Monica. See more »

Quotes

[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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A Million Miles Away
Written by Peter Case, Joey Alkes, and Chris Fredkin
Produced by Ralph Sall
Performed by The Plimsouls
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