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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.



(original screenplay by) (as Stephen Cyrus Sepher), (story by) (as Stephen Cyrus Sepher) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
... The Pope
... Luke Vaughn
... Jason Cox
... Sydney
... Kris
... Dog (Derek Prince)
... Pauline
... Detective Marconi
... Dante (as Stephen Cyrus Sepher)
... Bernie
... Steve
... Rebecca
... Tom
... Eric
... Tagger


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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Plot Keywords:

overalls | casino | bus | riverboat | honda | See All (16) »


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


Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

11 November 2015 (Philippines)  »

Also Known As:

Bus 657  »

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Box Office


$9,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


At around three minutes, The Pope (Robert De Niro) says "bat's not always the answer". In The Untouchables (1987), Al Capone (Robert De Niro) pulls out a baseball bat at a dinner party and suddenly beats one of his men to death. See more »


The scene in "Galveston" plays out with the feds communicating by radio, yet the Mobile skyline is evident with the RSA Battle House Tower (the building with a Chrysler Building "look") apparently poking up through the trees. the flattop Moody Plaza is the tallest building in Galveston at 358 feet, less than half as tall as the RSA Tower which is 745 feet. The scene appears to have been filmed near Meaher State Park, near Spanish Fort along the US 90/98 Causeway, but I am not personally certain of this. In any case it leads to much confusion to astute viewers, even those not familiar with the landmarks. See more »


The Pope: Regrets in death meant you'd lived life wrong. Don't live life wrong.
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Written and Performed by James Edward Barker & Tim Despic
Courtesy of Veneration Music
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Still wondering why did they turn down the name 'Bus 657', but anyway
27 November 2015 | by See all my reviews

Alright guys, before I start I must warn you that this is my second IMDb review and I don't speak English as my primary language, so this review may look pretty retarded, but that doesn't mean I won't do my best to share my thoughts on this movie with you.

Okay, I saw it few days ago and I must admit that I wasn't disappointed. I thought it will be a cliché when I saw the trailers and read the plot, but I was obviously wrong. I liked it, because it was thrilling from the beginning to the end, the actors were amazing and the action was realistic. The plot was fine, although I've noticed few plot holes in it. I didn't like the screenplay much, too, but let me say it was okay.

This movie kinda shares the plot with 'Speed' from 1994., but they're actually totally different. So this movie isn't a copycat, anyway, let's talk about the characters.

Vaughn (main one) is the character I liked mostly in this movie. His dilemma between doing bad for good of his daughter and giving up from everything was really touching and I really 'got into the character' during watching the movie. The Pope (De Niro's character) is a classic type of characters Robert plays. Crime businessman, who is hardcore, but still kind on his own way. De Niro is an awesome actor and I'm really glad to see him in this movie because he was perfect for this role, and his performance turned out to be very good, too. Other characters (Derrick, Cox, etc.) were getting on my nerves a little bit because they were almost the only type of characters their actors play, but that fact was still pretty ignorable to me.

Screenplay was actually pretty poor and that's the biggest thing I didn't like in the movie. The movie could be awesome if screenplay was not so weak, but movies like this usually don't have a strong screenplay, so it didn't bother me much.

My final thoughts on this movie are positive, because this movie was a pretty good crime thriller, definitely worth watching and not a waste of time.

I give it a 7 out of 10.

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