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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 ... 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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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

Gross USA:

$36,343,858

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$59,142,483
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Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Fourth collaboration between Jaume Collet-Serra and Liam Neeson, following Unknown (2011), Non-Stop (2014) and Run All Night (2015). See more »

Goofs

When the emergency brake on a train is pulled, it does not require any action from the engineer to stop the train. The system will force the train to stop (quite quickly, in fact) and will require human intervention only to reset the system to get the train moving again.

However, it did appear that there was an explosion when the emergency brake was pulled indicating it may have been sabotaged. If the emergency brakes had indeed failed to activate, the engineer would be needed to stop the train. See more »

Quotes

Michael MacCauley: Hey, Goldman Sachs. On behalf of the American middle class, fuck you.
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Crazy Credits

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

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References Spartacus (1960) See more »

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In the Mirror
Performed by Public Access TV
Written by John Eatherly
Courtesy of Polydor UK Ltd
Issued under licence from Universal Music Publishing Ltd/Universal Music Operations Ltd
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Nothing new from Neeson, in a good way (and a bad way).
13 January 2018 | by liamhorsfallSee all my reviews

If you've seen one Neeson film, you've probably seen them all. Despite having already mastered the art of playing the grizzled, independant tough-guy, Neeson is back with The Commuter, in which he plays an unsuspecting ... well ... commuter, who is drawn into a criminal conspiracy which could kill everyone on-board.

It's a familiar sounding plot, but it's one that Neeson excels in, in fact, he may be too good at it by now. With all that said, The Commuter, much like Taken, Taken 2, Taken 3, Non-Stop, A Walk Among the Tombstones, Run All Night and Schindlers List, is another fun Neeson film which you'll probably enjoy much more than you'd be willing to admit.


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