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  • Drama
  • 1994
  • Jan De Bont
  • 111 mins
  • 15

Summary

Action thriller starring Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper and Sandra Bullock. A demented extortionist's plan to collect a huge ransom by planting a bomb in an LA skyscraper is thwarted by the reckless bravery of SWAT daredevil Jack Traven. Undeterred, the unhinged bomber sets Traven a sterner test - an even more deadly device on board a commuter-filled bus that will explode if the bus's speed drops below 50mph.

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Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

This pure adrenaline-pumping entertainment of the highest order sees action man Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock trapped on a crowded LA bus that crazed extortionist Dennis Hopper has primed to explode if its speed falls below 50mph. Slipping smoothly into top gear from the nail-biting scene-setting opening, director Jan De Bont's "Die Hard on the Buses" moves into the fast lane with a nonstop barrage of brilliantly filmed action, nerve-jangling thrills and death-defying stunts. Completely outrageous, over-the-top and as exciting as can be, this wild ride will make you wish your sofa came equipped with seat belts.

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Credits

Cast

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Jack TravenKeanu Reeves
Howard PayneDennis Hopper
AnnieSandra Bullock
Captain McMahonJoe Morton
HarryJeff Daniels
StephensAlan Ruck
Jaguar ownerGlenn Plummer
NorwoodRichard Lineback
HelenBeth Grant
SamHawthorne James
OrtizCarlos Carrasco
TerryDavid Kriegel

Crew

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DirectorJan De Bont

Details

Guidance
Violence, swearing.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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