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(1994)

Plot Summary

  • 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
  • A man tries to extort money by threatening to kill some people with explosives. And the city was about to give in when rookie cop, Jack Traven stops him. Jack and his partner, Harry find him and corner him but instead of giving up he blows himself up. He is believed to be dead but he actually escapes. He tries again this time he has placed bomb on a bus that will exploded if the bus goes below 50 mph. He dares Jack to stop him. Jack tries to stop the bus before the bomb is armed but Jack is too late; all he can do now is to keep it going. While Harry tries to find the guy.

    - Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com
  • Jack Traven is a young S.W.A.T cop in the Los Angeles police department. One morning Jack witnesses a bus explode and Jack receives a phone call from Howard Payne, a retired Atlanta bomb squad explosives expert gone bad, Payne has wired a passenger bus to explode, where if the bus speeds at 50 miles per hour the bomb is armed, if the bus slows down and drops below 50 miles per hour the bus will explode. Payne demands $3-millions dollars and Jack or any of the passengers tries to get off the bus, he will detonate the bomb. Managing to get on the bus, Jack with help of one of the passengers, Annie who is driving the bus when the driver is injured, tries to keep the passengers alive and guide the bus through the traffic, and keep the bus speeding at 50 miles per hour, as the S.W.A.T team and Jack's partner, explosives expert Harry Temple set to discover Payne's location and find a way to disarm the bomb before the bomb explodes when the bus runs out of gas.

    - Written by Daniel Williamson
  • In a downtown highrise building in L.A., a psychopathic bomber & extortionist rigs an elevator full of people to plummet into the basement if his $3-million demand is not met. When SWAT Officers Jack Traven & Harry Temple foil the bomber's plan and rescue the hostages, the bomber retaliates. First he blows up a city bus, then contacts Traven to warn him that a second bus has a bomb attached to it. Once that bus hits 50mph, the bomb is armed. If it drops below 50, it will explode. The bomber also warns Jack that if any attempt at rescue is made, the bomb will also explode. Jack races down the freeway and manages to board the bus. When an accident injures the driver, young bus passenger Annie is forced to take over behind the wheel and keep the bus running at 50 in order to stay alive. Will Jack and his fellow SWAT members be able to stop the psychopathic bomber - or will the passengers be killed when the bus runs out of gas?

    - Written by Derek O'Cain
  • A young cop must prevent a bomb exploding aboard a city bus by keeping its speed above 50 mph.

    - Written by Chris White

Synopsis

In a downtown office building, an express elevator's cables are blown, and 13 people are trapped inside...

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