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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.


Scott Mann


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 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 ... 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


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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) See more »

Also Known As:

Bus 657 See more »

Filming Locations:

Mobile, Alabama, USA


Box Office


$9,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Scott Mann is from the same Woodham Comprehensive stable as authors George Mann, Paul Magrs, and actor Mark Gatiss. Nicknamed "La Masia" within the industry, in recognition of its similarity to Barcelona's extraordinary talent production line, Woodham Comprehensive continues to support film and literature in the UK. See more »


The bus had to have been driving in one direction down the interstate for a minimum of three hours or more, since they were picked up before 4:00 AM and there was bright overhead sunshine when they finally stopped for refueling. Yet officer Kris was sent from the origin city with a gas truck after they requested fuel and was already waiting for them on the bridge. See more »


The Pope: If people tell you money doesn't buy love, they didn't have enough money.
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Written and Performed by James Edward Barker & Tim Despic
Courtesy of Veneration Music
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A horrible heist movie.
7 December 2016 | by sstephaniemarkSee all my reviews

There are very few actors that are better than Robert De Niro today, but apparently this doesn't mean he always picks great roles. The film seems to be an Ocean's Eleven knockoff, with the plot revolving around a heist of a steamboat casino so one man (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) could raise money for his dying daughter, and De Niro plays the wicked casino owner. The plot sounds intriguing, but the execution was a joke. Most directors at least make an attempt when they use police scenes to make them as realistic as possible, but the actions of the police alone made this movie laughable. The scenes were so far fetched, which is fine, unless you are trying to pull off a believable film, that I could barely make it through the 1 hour and 32 minutes running time. I'm sure Jeffrey Dean Morgan took this role to star alongside De Niro, but why De Niro took it, I'll never know. There are many things to discuss about this movie, but I can't without spoiling it. So I will end by saying this: for the love of movies and film, do not see this movie. There are far too many decent movies to see, even halfway decent ones, that you could better spend your time watching.

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