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Extortionist bomber's elevator plan backfires, so he rigs a bomb to a Los Angeles city bus. The stipulation is: once armed, the bus must stay above 50 mph to keep from exploding. Also if any passengers try and get off, the bomber will detonate the bomb.Written by
For some scenes, a stunt driver would control the bus from the second row of seats. See more »
After getting to the airport Jack receives a call from Howard with demands. They agree that Jack can leave the bus to relay Howard's demands face-to-face on the ground to his superiors. Jack informs Annie of the plan and then proceeds to the back of the bus where he opens the doors. But after hanging up the phone and before informing Annie, there is a shot of the bus, seen from a distance, where the doors are already open and someone can be seen standing in them. 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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The Australian free-to-air version is cut (poorly) for language. The word 'fuck' is still retained in one scene for humor purposes when the passenger is asked to relay what Jack is saying back to headquarters. See more »
An American action thriller about an LAPD cop who tries to rescue civilians on a city bus rigged with a bomb programmed to explode if the bus slows down below 50 mph. There are breathtaking aerial shots, mind-boggling stunts, and camera positioning which puts the audience right at the centre of the action. The film won two Academy Awards for Sound production. Sandra Bullock gives very good support with a twinkle in her eye and Dennis Hopper is very well cast as the diabolical villain. Keanu Reeves gives a corny but commanding performance.
While on the one hand it's a film which centres on action, foregoing character development or personality, it's a terrific adventure and embodies the perils and thrills of speed. One of the strongest action films of the 1990s.
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