Bottom Line: Not quite a classic, but certainly worth a watch.
Directed by: Jan de Bont
Starring: Alan Ruck, Beth Grant, Dennis Hopper, Glenn Plummer, Hawthorne James, Jeff Daniels, Joe Morton, Keanu Reeves, Richard Lineback, Sandra Bullock
Skilled bomber Howard Payne (Dennis Hopper) executes a plan he has been plotting for two whole years–an elevator bombing–but ends up taking not one life when the Los Angeles Police Department intervenes. Furious and in need of money, he strategically plants a bomb on a bus, notifies LAPD Officer Jack Traven (Keanu Reeves), and watches the entire experience through one of his living room televisions. As Officer Traven assists the bus’s passengers, he must maintain a speed of above fifty miles per hour, and he must not let anyone off the bus, or else Payne will set off the bomb. Things grow hectic when the bus driver is shot by a panicking passenger, and a young woman (Sandra Bullock) with no experience with driving buses takes the wheel.