About

Los Angeles SWAT cop Jack Traven is up against bomb expert Howard Payne, who's after major ransom money. First it's a rigged elevator in a very tall building. Then it's a rigged bus--if it slows, it will blow, bad enough any day, but a nightmare in LA traffic. And that's still not the end.

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Directed by

Jan de Bont

Written by

Graham Yost (Screenplay)

Runtime

116 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Get ready for rush hour

Cast

Keywords

bus bomb airport highway bomb planting bus ride

Photos

Lists

#451 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

#99 on AFI's 100 years...100 thrills AFI

Edgar Wright's 1000 favorite movies Edgar Wright

Awards

Oscar for Best Sound Gregg Landaker Bob Beemer Steve Maslow

Oscar for Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing Stephen Hunter Flick

Oscar nomination for Best Film Editing