Vaughn (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), a desperate father in need of money for his sick daughter's medical bills robs a casino owned by dangerous mobster, Pope (Robert De Niro). But when his getaway driver gets cold feet Vaughn hijacks a city bus filled with innocent civilians. As the bus careens down the highway Police Officer Bajos (Gina Carano) and her men are in hot pursuit but the real threat is Dog (Morris Chestnut), Pope's ruthless associate who will stop at nothing to retrieve his boss's cash. Vaughn has no choice but to outwit them all if he wants to live through the day and save his daughter. Scott Mann directs this action thriller.~Daniel Gelb
Lucas Vaughn' (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) works at the 'Swan Casino' owned by Mafia-Boss 'Francis ''Pope' Silva' (Robert De Niro)
'Luke's' young daughter is hospitalised, seriously ill and in need of expensive treatment, trouble is, 'Luke' has been unable to
keep up the Medical-Insurance payments, she may not be treated if he can't meet the costs.
Fellow employee 'Cox' (Dave Bautista) has plans to rob his employer but needs the knowledge that 'Luke' who has worked there
for many years has, 'Luke' initially is reluctant to take part despite his desperate needs.
He decides to approach his old friend and indeed employer for a loan to cover hospital-fee's but is told.....'no favours'
'Luke' agree's to take part in the Heist, but has his own ideas on how they should go about it......things seem to go to plan, however
security are alerted before they have time to get away, after an exchange of gunfire, they make a break for it, however, spooked by
the sound of gunfire their getaway driver takes off.
Being pursued by Casino-Security they hi-jack a bus, they now have hostages to bargain with....they are almost immediately pursued
by the police, 'Cox' is a loose-cannon and is perfectly willing to demonstrate that he will kill in order to escape whilst 'Luke' try's to
keep the passengers safe, he doesn't want a killing-spree, he'd only agreed to be a part of the robbery to save his daughter,
The bus is pursued by both the 'law' and 'Pope's' henchmen....'Pope' needs the money back, it's not just Casino-Money, its also 'Mob'
money which is laundered at the Casino.
'Luke' strikes up an understanding with one of the pursuing cops 'Kris' (Gina Carano) who has realized that 'Luke' is a steadying influence on-board the bus and wishes it's passengers no harm.
It becomes a tense affair as options become fewer for the robbers....can they avoid being either captured by the police or indeed being killed by 'Pope's' henchmen.
Well worth a spin, a cut above the average movie of this type....tense at times with some action/ fire-fight sequences......whether you buy
or indeed catch it on a movie-channel - it is worth a viewing
It was a good purchase, I will continue to purchase items from Best Buy and refer Best buy to my friends and family who are interested in buying products from Best Buy, I plan on doing some shopping this weekend and I will for sure stop by a Best Buy and also shop for products online.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Found Little Treasure
This was not something I had seen and wanted to add to my collection, this was something I found as a happy accident and can say that I am very pleased I did. This is a charming little heist film with a twist or two and it offers a chance for the actors to bring more than what would normally be expected from this type of genre movie.
Heist has the feel of a 1970 drive-in movie however, a strong cast, non stop action and a few surprising twists will pull you in. Vaughn (Jeffery Dean Morgan) robs casino owner gangster (Robert Di Nero) bullets fly and blood flows. Heist also features solid performances from Gina Carano, Kate Bosworth and Morris Chestnut.
Another movie I rented at Redbox and really liked. Again, when I saw the movie at the price Best Buy had, grab it. Good cast and the plot is good. Has a twist to the end. Check it out, will not be sorry.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
This film is a total blast. It's got action, heart and comedy all rolled into one. It will keep you on the edge of your seat and take you on a thrill ride from start to finish. I highly recommend seeing this gem of a film. The acting is brilliant and the Cinematography is truly outstanding. If you missed it in theaters get the DVD and have a great night of fun. A+