An action-thriller in which an insurance salesman/ex-cop is caught up in a life-threatening conspiracy during his daily commute home.

Director:

Jaume Collet-Serra

Writers:

Byron Willinger (story by), Philip de Blasi (story by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Liam Neeson ... Michael MacCauley
Vera Farmiga ... Joanna
Patrick Wilson ... Alex Murphy
Jonathan Banks ... Walt
Sam Neill ... Captain Hawthorne
Elizabeth McGovern ... Karen MacCauley
Killian Scott ... Dylan
Shazad Latif ... Vince
Andy Nyman ... Tony
Clara Lago ... Eva
Roland Møller ... Jackson
Florence Pugh ... Gwen
Dean-Charles Chapman ... Danny MacCauley
Ella-Rae Smith ... Sofia
Nila Aalia ... Sherri
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Storyline

Michael MacCauley, a former police officer and now a hard-working life-insurance salesman and a caring family man, has been taking the commuter rail to New York for the past ten years. But, things will take an unexpected turn when, on one of his daily journeys, the cryptic passenger, Joanna, makes Michael a generous and tempting offer to locate a single commuter or face grave consequences. Is this a sick joke, or is this, indeed, a dangerous situation? Now, as Michael races against the clock to solve this wicked conundrum, everyone aboard is a suspect, in a deal that there is more than meets the eye. Can he decide in time who is the one? Written by Nick Riganas

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Lives Are On The Line See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some intense action/violence, and language. | See all certifications »

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Despite receiving the prominent second billing, Vera Farmiga has only about 6 minutes of screen time. See more »

Goofs

As they are trying to decouple the train's last car, there's an outside shot of the train speeding by. The train speed is high, but not one of the leaves of the trees close to the tracks seems to move. See more »

Quotes

Michael MacCauley: So, I heard something earlier today, a hypothetical question.
Tony: Uh-huh. What was the question?
Michael MacCauley: What if someone asked you to do one little thing, something that's meaningless to you, but would affect another passenger on this train? Would you do it?
Tony: I don't know. What's in it for me?
Michael MacCauley: $100,000.
Tony: Absolutely!
Michael MacCauley: You don't even know what it is.
Tony: It doesn't matter. Come on.
Jackson: So, what is that one little thing?
Michael MacCauley: A passenger on this train doesn't belong. They're carrying a bag, but you don't know what it looks like. All ...
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Crazy Credits

The end credits are done in the style of a train map. See more »


Soundtracks

Ride of the Valkyries
Written by Richard Wagner (uncredited)
Arranged by Jeff Meegan/Julian Gallant/David Tobin of Audio Network Ltd.
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Fun movie, worth seeing on a big screen with big sound
12 January 2018 | by BibChrSee all my reviews

Neeson creates a likable, sympathetic character. This is necessary for the heightening of tension, which screws on inexorably until you just don't see any way out for him.

The camera-work was particularly masterful - creative, meticulous, thought out to a granular level. There are two particular action-pieces towards the climax that are breathtaking, at least one of which looks like (but surely isn't) a single, extended take. The camera defines space and gravity, and is part of the expeience.

Yes, there are some credibility straining factors. But it is after all a movie, not a procedural. On the other hand, there are some very neat surprises.

Glad we saw it!


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Language:

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Release Date:

12 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Commuter See more »

Filming Locations:

Sacramento, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,701,452, 14 January 2018

Gross USA:

$36,343,858

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$119,942,387
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Dolby Atmos

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Color

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2.39 : 1
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