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The Commuter (2018)

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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 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

In this suspenseful action film, 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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Trivia

Vera Farmiga (Joanna) and Patrick Wilson (Alex) co-starred as husband and wife paranormal researchers Ed and Lorraine Warren in The Conjuring (2013), The Conjuring 2 (2016), Annabelle Comes Home (2019) and The Conjuring 3 (2020). See more »

Goofs

NYPD has no authority 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

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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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References The Scarlet Letter (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Melting Pot
Performed by Blue Mink
Written by Roger Greenaway and Roger Cook
Courtesy of Sanctuary Records Group, a BMG Company
Issued under licence from Universal/Dick James Music Ltd
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Liam Neeson played by Liam Neeson. You've seen it before. But, it's still entertaining.
12 January 2018 | by MickandRortySee all my reviews

There are certain actors in Hollywood that are so one-dimensional, but they play that one-dimension spot on. Liam Neeson is one of those guys. Another example is Jason Statham. Their roles are all the same, scripts slightly tweaked, yet the movie passes of as decent-to-good almost every time (except for the Taken sequels, but that isn't on Liam).

Bottom line is, it's basically the movie non-stop, but on a commute instead of a plane. Liam Neeson plasy his same old self and plays his usual one-dimensional badass role. He did his job once again. This movie will bring in okay-enough numbers, and we will be presented with Liam Neeson's next challenge in about another year.

Same old, decent-enough action movie.

6/10


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Country:

China | 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

Gross USA:

$36,343,858

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$119,942,387
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Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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