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A father is without the means to pay for his daughter's medical treatment. As a last resort, he partners with a greedy co-worker to rob a casino. When things go awry they're forced to hijack a city bus.

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Scott Mann

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Stephen C. Sepher (original screenplay by) (as Stephen Cyrus Sepher), Stephen C. Sepher (story by) (as Stephen Cyrus Sepher) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert De Niro ... The Pope
Jeffrey Dean Morgan ... Luke Vaughn
Dave Bautista ... Jason Cox
Kate Bosworth ... Sydney
Gina Carano ... Kris
Morris Chestnut ... Dog (Derek Prince)
Lydia Hull Lydia Hull ... Pauline
Mark-Paul Gosselaar ... Detective Marconi
Stephen C. Sepher ... Dante (as Stephen Cyrus Sepher)
D.B. Sweeney ... Bernie
Tyler Jon Olson ... Steve
Alyssa Julya Smith ... Rebecca
Hawn Tran ... Tom
Christopher Rob Bowen ... Eric
Renell Gibbs ... Tagger
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Storyline

When their attempt to rob a casino owned by the feared gangster Pope goes awry and a shootout ensues, Vaughn and Cox are forced to flee on foot and hijack city Bus 657 and take the passengers hostage. Written by Lionsgate Premiere

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Taglines:

Never make a bet you can't afford to lose.

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, pervasive language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 2015 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

Bus 657 See more »

Filming Locations:

Mobile, Alabama, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,688, 15 November 2015

Gross USA:

$50,136

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,777,046
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Gina Carano and Dave Bautista have appeared in Marvel-based films. Carano as "Angel Dust" in Deadpool (2016), and Bautista as "Drax the Destroyer" in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise. See more »

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Over the course of the movie, the bus continuously changes from a New Flyer D40LF low floor to an Orion V high floor model. See more »

Quotes

The Pope: Regrets in death meant you'd lived life wrong. Don't live life wrong.
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More like a C version of Speed with many low moments. However there are a few high points that could make it worth your while!
18 November 2015 | by chrichtonsworldSee all my reviews

You would think that a film with the title Heist in it would be all about that. Instead we get a simple robbery that does not go as planned and where three gang members end up on a bus. And where they are forced to keep the passengers hostage.

As intriguing as this sounds it gets downhill from here. Most events are predictable to a tee apart from a few surprises that do help redeem this flick somewhat. But seriously with a cast like this I can't but help to be disappointed. With names like Robert De Niro, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Dave Bautista, Gina Carano, Morris Chestnut, D. B. Sweeney, Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Kate Bosworth I expected a little more. Not much but come one what we got from this film is almost unacceptable. The only reason why I kept watching is because of the sincerity of Jeffrey Dean Morgan's character. He only is involved since he needs the money for his daughter's surgery who has cancer. I am a sucker for that kind of melodrama especially if some of the main characters sell it well. I am not entirely sold on Gina Carano yet but I liked her part in this. For me it was far better than her role in breakthrough film Haywire. All the other actors are wasted. What happened to Robert De Niro? Why is he still acting? It does not seem like he is enjoying himself. He hasn't brought his A game in a long while now and it does not look he is going to very soon. It's almost embarrassing to see him like this. At least we were spared that 50 Cent was not involved.

Most of the film plays out as you expect and the action is decent enough but nothing really special. For a film with a duration of 90 minutes it feels like it takes forever. This is due to lack of real tension and build up of suspense. How can it be if director Scott Mann plays it safe and goes for the ending everyone can live with.

This is one of those movies that is decent enough when it is on television. I don't think this is worth seeing in theaters or watching on DVD or bluray.


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