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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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Dante (as Stephen Cyrus Sepher)


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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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)  »

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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?


Some scenes, when the bus is moving, were filmed while the bus was being pulled by a big rig truck off of Interstate 165 onto Water Street, in downtown Mobile, Alabama. Another scene on the interstate, was filmed on Interstate 10. Interstates 10 and 165 run through Mobile, Alabama. Also, on the final day of shooting, a scene was filmed in a vacant gravel parking lot right outside the Alabama State Port. See more »


Toward the end of the movie, "Dog" calls the cell phone carrier to find out if there had been any calls made to Texas. The person on the other end of the line says yes and proceeds to give him the number which has the area code 405. 405 is an Oklahoma City/central Oklahoma area code. Since the line he calls is a land line, whose area code should be 409 for Galveston, and is not a cell phone, this is not possible. 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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The best way to describe this is as a more intense John Q. A movie where you can't help but root for the father.
12 December 2015 | by See all my reviews

"It's not like someone's gonna go crying to the police about someone stealing their dirty cash." Vaughn (Morgan) is struggling financially and things get worse when his sick daughter is endanger of being taken off the transplant list if he doesn't have the money soon. He asks his former boss, a man known as The Pope (De Niro) for a loan and is denied. Left with no options he decides to take the money forcefully, but he didn't expect the getaway to get this out of hand. I had pretty low expectations for this movie, not for any reason but usually these B movies with famous actors tend to only have the big name in it for 5 minutes and the rest is boring and unexciting. This is a rare exception. De Niro has a fair amount of screen time and Morgan is in almost ever scene. The movie is both action packed and emotional. The best way to describe this is as a more intense John Q. A movie where you can't help but root for the father even though what he is doing is illegal. This is a very exciting movie to watch and I was surprised at the quality of it. It's easy to see why this wasn't a big release but as far as a straight to video movie this is one of the best ones I have seen. I recommend this. I give it a B+.

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