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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 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


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 See more »


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?


D.B. Sweeney, Gina Carrano and Lydia Hull appeared in Extraction (2015). Gina Carrano plays a character called Kris in this movie while Lydia Hull plays a character also called Kris in Extraction (2015). See more »


After the tire on the bus is repaired and it departs, the back window of the low floor bus (the one with the side windows at different heights) was superimposed on the back of the high floor bus (the one with the side windows at equal heights). The superimposed image moves around as the bus pulls out. See more »


The Pope: Regrets in death meant you'd lived life wrong. Don't live life wrong.
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Performed Bob Hoose
Written by Bob Hoose
Courtesy of CAPP Records Inc. / NOMA Music
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Sometimes it pays off to have a solid cast.
14 November 2015 | by quincytheodoreSee all my reviews

The plainly titled Heist is just that, a heist movie with cop-and-robber chase added to the mix. It's neither innovative as action movie nor does it have flamboyant group of thieves pulling off intricate steal. Its biggest assets are the actors who perform particularly well to make their characters that much more approachable. The relatively simple premise also works like slot machine, which the audience can just pull and roll with the result without overly complex build-up.

This is the story of Vaughn (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) who is in need of cash for his sick daughter. Faced with desperation he meets up with Cox (Dave Batista) who has a plan of stealing from their own casino boss Pope (Robert De Niro). It's not an elaborate plan, in fact this might just be one of the shortest operations on heist movie.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan from Losers is a fitting choice for the main protagonist. He looks the clever yet disheveled type and the plot easily sets him as the desperate good guy. Robert De Niro has delivered his usual mafia boss performance, and still intimidating at that. The role is miles better than his recent gigs like in Last Vegas or Grudge Match.

Batista also rounds up the crew as the aggressive robber. It seems that they haven't found the perfect role for him, the mild manner support in Riddick and Guardians of the Galaxy or the silent henchman in Spectre are all right. However, he's more convincing as a villain here and it takes advantage of his large physique. The other cast like Gina Carano and Mark-Paul Gosselaar do a good job on their parts, which make it a modestly balanced cast.

The actors pretty much elevate the movie, which admittedly has average action element. It's much less in term of production value compared to other in thriller or heist genre, in fact some sequences fell lackluster or simply made from smaller budget. In addition of that, the story doesn't wrap up properly. It holds up pretty well with decent pacing, but in the third act it falls apart with rather illogical twists.

Heist is not excellent as action or crime drama, but the good cast successfully elevates it above mediocrity.

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