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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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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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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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Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Filmed in and around Mobile, Alabama. See more »

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Towards the end it was revealed the pregnant woman was in fact a plant and she wasn't pregnant, but how did Vaughn know they would get the bus to escape when they had an escape car at the ready? He wouldn't have. See more »

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The Pope: Regrets in death meant you'd lived life wrong. Don't live life wrong.
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BRING DOWN THE SAILS
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Written by by Dominic Halpin
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Interesting characters and performances, but a script that needs work
17 December 2015 | by ginocox-206-336968See all my reviews

"Heist" a/k/a "Bus 657" offers strong performances and decent production values. The script has several strengths. The characters are interesting and multifaceted and the dialogue is good. The characters are given backstories and complex histories with one another, but those histories aren't developed sufficiently for the audience to understand some of the choices the characters make.

Some aspects seem contrived, such as the girl's critical illness and urgent need for surgery that somehow leaves her appearing healthy and rosy-cheeked, the hospital's ultimatum or the lack of other options like crowd-sourcing fundraisers. One plot device seemed much more appropriate in a 1990 Bill Murray comedy than a gritty action film. A feared gangster takes extraordinary steps to prevent anybody from ever imagine they can steal from him, but is robbed twice in a week. The casino seems to have less security for its cash than most casinos have on their alcohol.

One wishes filmmakers would take the time to do some rudimentary research. There are numerous images on Google of one million dollars in hundred-dollar bills. If half the money were in twenties, it would take up three times as much space. Used bills occupy possibly twenty percent more space than new bills. If a character runs around with a bag that's too small to hold the amount of money it's supposed to hold, people are likely to wonder where the rest of the money is.

The script has more holes than Emmentaler. At times the characters seem to act without any comprehensible motive. At other times, they have very real and believable motives. The script has a couple of nice twists, although they really need a better foundation than a brief allusion or quick background shot to make them seem believable. It would have been nice to get to know some of the passengers, particularly as they make choices that impact the outcome.

With a little more effort and development, it could have been a really good script. Strong performances by Morgan and De Niro and interesting turns by Bautista and Chestnut make the film a worthwhile viewing experience.


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