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The Commuter (2018)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 12 January 2018 (USA)
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An Insurance Salesman/Ex-Cop is caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Michael MacCauley
... Joanna
... Alex Murphy
... Walt
... Captain Hawthorne
... Karen MacCauley
... Dylan
... Vince
... Tony
... Eva
... Jackson
... Gwen
... Danny MacCauley
... Sofia
Nila Aalia ... Sherri
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Storyline

Now a hard-working life insurance salesman and a caring family man, the former police officer, Michael MacCauley, has taken the commuter rail to New York for the past ten years. But, unexpectedly, things will take a turn for the worse, 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 serious situation? As Michael races against the clock to solve this wicked conundrum, everyone aboard is a suspect, in a deal where there's definitely more than meets the eye. Can he decide in time who's the one? Written by Nick Riganas

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His Life Is On The Line. See more »


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

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,701,452, 14 January 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$36,343,858, 15 March 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$59,142,483, 28 January 2018
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Trivia

The watch Michael wore is Hamilton Jazzmaster Gent Quartz, the same watch Liam Neeson's character Bryan Mills wore in Taken 2 (2012). See more »

Goofs

Ten Mile River is in the Harlem line, not the Hudson line. Shows driver at front window with train going North - not possible. Trains to Cold Spring are diesel, not electric. An end window would be at the back of the train. The train is going North but Hudson is on the right of the train. Wrong side. See more »

Quotes

Joanna: What if someone asked you to do one little thing but would affect another passenger on this train? Would you do it?
Michael MacCauley: I don't know. What's in it for me?
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The end credits are done in the style of a train map. See more »

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References The Scarlet Letter (1995) See more »

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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 See 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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