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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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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)

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$121,248,145 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When Jan de Bont first got the script and found out it took place on a bus, he thought, "That's going to be boring." See more »

Goofs

Shortly after the bus narrowly avoids the dustbin lorry, there is a shot of Jack on the phone to Mac, shown from outside the bus. In the next shot, from the camera inside the bus, he has only just picked the phone up to start the telephone conversation with Mac, when he says "Mac, get me out of here!" 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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Written by L. Nelson, K. Brammer, M. Hoffman, and K. McFarlin
Produced by Steve Jorden and Mike Hoffman
Performed by Carnival Strippers
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