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The Commuter (2018)

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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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Jaume Collet-Serra

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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 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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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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Details

Country:

France | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$36,343,858, 15 March 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$59,142,483, 28 January 2018
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The sixteen personalities that Joanna refers to when she strikes up the initial conversation on the train are the Myers Briggs types. See more »

Goofs

NYPD has zero ability to leave the city limits and take charge of any crime scene let alone a hostage situation in another County. The Westchester County Police and Metro North Police would handle the stand off. See more »

Quotes

Michael MacCauley: What have you done to my wife and son?
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The end credits are done in the style of a train map. See more »


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Performed by Cosima
Written by Cosima Ehni and Joel Potts
Courtesy of Island Records and Chrysalis Music, a BMG company
Issued under licence from Universal Music Publishing Ltd/Universal Music Operations Ltd
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Great Start NONSENSICAL Finish... WTF?
19 January 2018 | by ScottBangSee all my reviews

I feel bad for Liam Neeson. He never could match what he achieved with "Taken" despite attempt after attempt. When the movie had finished all I could think of was what the hell happened to that script? The skeleton for a great film is in place and the first act was intriguing and extremely riveting. By the time it ends, everything descends in to utter nonsense. It's as if the writer of this film took months to craft half the movie and then the studio called and told him he had 48 hours to finish so he slapped together the second half jacked up on caffeine and doughnuts. Either that or his 12 year old son snuck in to his office and finished it for him. It's like the writer had no idea where this was going to start and it went out of control and veered off the tracks... quite literally. What seemed like a clever lead character turns out to be a near buffoon. The twists are obvious and everything feels like a wasted opportunity.


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