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.
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
At around three minutes, The Pope says "bat's not always the answer." In The Untouchables (1987), Al Capone pulls out a baseball bat at a dinner party and suddenly beats one of his men to death. The Pope and Al Capone were played by Robert De Niro. See more »
The entire movie has glaring plot holes. See more »
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
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I was asking myself why did De Niro accept this role...
...till the Movie showed more. I may be biased 'cause De Niro has always been my favourite actor, but I believe he accepted this role because it is indeed a nice variation on the theme. It may seem the "same" gangster stuff with his moves and faces we all know well, but it is also different, deeper, wider. And, it delivers a nice message. So, De Niro is surely not one of those actors who have to accept any role just to survive. He can select what to do, and if at the beginning of the movie I thought "why did you accept to do once again an over-the-top sort of gangster which you did 10000 times and adds nothing more to your repertoire?", now I am sure that he accepted this role because he believed in it, as I do now too. All other actors were also very good, specially Jeffrey Dean Morgan, whom I do not mean to reduce to a "mix of Javier Bardem and Bruce Willis", but he does indeed remember me of both. This is not a masterpiece and it does not shake the art of Cinema, but it is a very nice movie which flows fast and does not leave you empty.
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