Speed Script - Dialogue Transcript

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Speed Script

            Hey, this area's restricted.

            Oh, hi. Yeah, I know. They called me down here.

            Some of this wiring got screwed up.

            Nobody called it down to me.

            I'm going to have to see a work order.

            Yeah. Just a second.

            There you are.

            Nothing personal.

            I guess that wraps it up. Good work, everybody.

            Marty, I couldn't be happier with the way this worked out.


            Hold that.



            Gee, thanks.

            Thanks for pushing that, Bob.

            The light's on, but you never know, it really might be broken.

            Shut up.

            Remember, honey...



            Bob, what button did you push?

            All responding "David Team" units respond to lot   .

            Mr Bagwell, make sure these other elevators...

            ..remain locked down and empty.

            Yes, sir.

            There's no other way... no doors... no other way in or out...

            ..except through access panels, is that correct?

            Yes, sir.

            Gentlemen, what we have here are    passengers in an express elevator...

             ..below floor   .

              The bomb's already taken out cables.

              The bomber wants $  million or he blows the emergency brakes.

              What's our clock?

              He gave one hour.

              That leaves us    minutes exactly.

              Anything else that'll keep this elevator from falling?

              The basement.

              The city would like to avoid that event, Officer Traven.

              We can't just unload the passengers?

              This is an express elevator.

              The only way in or out is through access panels.

              The bomber's also wired the hatch to trigger the bomb,...

              ...which seats him in the 'crazy but not stupid' section.

              Sir, Harry volunteers to examine the device.

              Yeah, right.


              The two of you check it out.

              The nearest access panel's on the   nd floor in the lobby.

              I want reports only. We're in a holding pattern.

              Worthy, Briggs, I want you to secure the base area.

              No-one in or out.

              Everyone else, I want you to affirm building evac. Move!

              Looks like we're walking.

              Hurry, folks, but watch your step!


              All the way down to the lobby! Let's go, folks!





              Come on, man. Get us out of here!


              Please, help us!

              Come on, man!


              Please, get us out of here!



              Get us out of here!

              Who's up there?

              Who's up there?

              What's going on?

              Ladies and gentlemen, this is the LAPD.

              - Thank God. - What are you doing up there?

              There's been an elevator malfunction, so just relax.

              Hey, come on! What are you guys waiting for?

              We'll have you out of there as soon as possible.

              Am I lying?

              How come they sent cops here?

              Shouldn't they send repair guys?

              - Yeah. - Makes no sense.

              What do you think?

              You're the expert. I just work here.

              Looks pretty solid.

              Anyone we know?

              I don't recognise the work, but he's a pro.

              He's cutting it close.

              I don't like it.

              Well, what's to like?

              Mac said we hold, so we hold.

              All right. Pop quiz.

              The airport. Gunman with one hostage.

              He's using her for cover. He's almost to a plane.

              You're     feet away.


              Shoot the hostage.


              Take her out of the equation.

              Go for the good wound. He can't get to the plane with her.

              Clear shot.

              You're deeply nuts. You know that?

              "Shoot the hostage." 

              Harry, this is wrong.

              He's going to blow it anyway.


              I don't know. Gut feeling.

              Right now, Mac outranks your gut, so we sit.

              This is taking way too long.

              How much you think that elevator weights?

              Jack, come on.

              Maybe we can do something about those hostages.

              We're not going to shoot them, right?

              Hey, where you going?

              What's going on?

              Don't go!

              Don't leave us here!

              No, we just take them out of the equation.

              Are you sure it'll hold?

              It'll hold.

              Six minutes.

              I can't get any more time.

              He's not talking!

              I need the goddamn money now.

              Tell me again, Harry. Why did I take this job?

              Aw, come on.    more years of this,...

              ..you get a tiny pension and a cheap gold watch.



              God, it's hot in here.

              There's no air.

              Can't they just pry the doors open?

              I can't breathe.

              Don't fuck with daddy.

              Grab her hand! Grab her hand!

              Usually they fall down now.

              Oh, my God!

              Get her out of there!

              He's early! Son of a bitch is early!

              Mac, we need more help up here now!

              Oh, please!

              I don't want to die!

              Please save us!

              Open the door!

              Open the doors!


              Please help me!

              Get me out!

              We'll get you out!

              Come on. Give me your hands!

              It's OK, give me your hands.

              Watch your head.

              OK, I've got you.

              Take it easy.

              - Oh, thank you. - You're fine.

              - You're fine. - Thank you.

              Take her. Let's go. Who's next?

              Thank you.

              We've got you, ma'am.

              What the hell is all this?

              Help us! Hurry!

              Hurry, hurry! Let's go! Go! Go!

              Let's go!

              Come on. Come on.

              Oh, my God!

              Help me out!

              Please, help me out.

              Come on, lady! Come on!

              No. No.

              Come on, lady! Come on!

              Grab my hand!

              Come on!

              Let's go! It's going to fall!

              No! I can't!

              Just take one step, reach out, and take my hand.

              Come on!

              Come on!

              Oh! Oh, God!

              Don't let go of me.

              You're OK.

              My... my shoe!

              Let's go! Let's go!

              Was it good for you?

              It was great for me. How was it for you, honey?

              Elevator dropped.

              Oh, good. That's good to know.

              Is your watch slow?

              Uh-uh. He jumped the gun. We had three minutes left.

              Why does he do that?

              He's losing his $  million.

              I don't know. Maybe he couldn't hold his wad long enough.

              It's a common problem among middle-aged men.

              So I'm told.

              He's here.

              He could've blown that thing from Pacoima.

              No. He knew we were up to something.

              He's close by.

              He's not going to corner himself in a building...

              ...we evacuated anyway. Come on.

              He'd want to be here, but he'd want to stay mobile.


              The elevators.

              Passenger cars were stopped. They checked them out.

              What about the freight elevators?

              Will the mystery guest please sign in?



              Damn it.

              Get to the side!

              Shit! Shit! Shit!

              Up! Get your ass up!

              I don't suppose anybody will give me   million...

              ..just for you.

              Hold it!

              Pop quiz, hotshot.

              Terrorist holding a police hostage.

              Got enough dynamite strapped to his chest...

              ..to blow a building in half. Now, what do you do?

              There's gonna be    cops waiting for you in the basement.

              Standard flanking deployment, right?

              Maybe we'll get off on the third floor, huh?

              At least that's what they'll think.

              I want a location on those goddamn shots!

              Briggs! Where's Jack and Harry?

              Lieutenant, we've got movement...

              ..on the freight elevator.

              It's on three. Let's move!

              End of the line.

              This day has been real disappointing, I don't mind saying.

              Why? Because you didn't get to kill everyone?

              There'll come a time, boy, when you'll wish you never met me.

              Mister, I'm already there.

              You can see I'm in charge here.

              I drop this stick...

              ...and they pick your friend up with a sponge.

              Are you ready to die, friend?

              Fuck you.

              In     years, we've come from...

              ..."I regret but I have one life to give for my country"...

              ...to "fuck you"?

              Go ahead. Drop the stick. Do it.

              Shut up, Harry.

              We've got all the balls in the world here, man.

              Give it up. You got nowhere to go!

              Shoot the hostage.

              Say goodbye, Harry.

              You fuck!



              Give it up! You're out of options!

              Through dedication and bravery,...

              ..these next two officers effected the rescue...

              ..of    citizens of this city.

              And thanks to them,..

              ..the only life taken by the terrorist's bomb, was his own.

              You shot me. I can't believe it.

              They're giving you a medal for shooting me, you little prick.

              Harry, you told me to.

              The highest honour bestowed...

              ..upon a member of the Los Angeles Police Department.

              Officer Harry Temple.


              Thank you.

              Officer Jack Traven.

              Way to go, Jack. Way to go.

              Here we go.

              There you are, my man.

              Beautiful. A toast to me.

              Make me feel good about myself.

              Hey, Sandy! Here we go!

              OK, so how we do... oh! Whoa, whoa.


              I need a bib!

              Here we go. All right!

              Can't take me anywhere.

              Thank you. That's mine.

              And here is to Harry...

              ...for his quick thinking,...

              ..for his grace under pressure...

              ..and for his brave and selfless act.

              Hear! Hear!

              Hear! Hear!

              And to Jack, for shooting Harry.

              Oh, no!

              Something we've all wanted to do...

              ...for a very long time.

              Hey, hey!

              OK, no, no. Here it is.

              Here's to you guys for doing your job...

              ...and for not getting dead.

              Mazel tov.

              Mazel tov.

              I can't do that.

              We're the two luckiest guys in the world, you know that?

              We got the bad guy and we didn't lose any civilians.

              We're good.

              No! You were lucky.

              No, we were lucky.

              You better understand it.

              We were dealing with a total psycho.

              This guy could've blown us up at any time.


              And I got a bullet in me.

                inches off the mark, and they're giving the medal...

              ...to my wife.

              Harry, come on, man.

              I mean, we won. We got him.

              Do you listen?

              Do you ever... Because I am not going to be around...

              ...to back you up, so you better start thinking.

              Guts'll get you so far...

              ...and then they'll get you killed.

              Luck runs out sooner or later.

              Right, Chief?

              That's right.


              I'm all right. I'm all right.

              I'm going to go home, have some sex.

              Harry, you're going to go home...

              ...and puke.

              Yeah, well, that'll be fun, too.

              Come on, you gimp.

              Hey, Jack, saw you on TV.


              Thanks, Bob.

              Yeah. You looked fat.

              Take it easy on him, Bob.

              The boy was up late last night partying.

              Wild party?

              I don't remember that well.

              Couldn't have been too great. Woke up alone.

              Yeah? The last time I partied like that,...

              ...I woke up married. Huh, Vinnie?

              Hey, Jack, you forgot your muffins.

              Have a good one, Bob!

              Thanks, Jack! Take care, huh?


              See you tomorrow!

              What do you think, Jack?

              You think if you pick up all the bus driver's teeth,...

              ...they'll give you another medal?


              You think I wouldn't have been prepared?

              Two years I spent setting up that elevator job.

              Two years I invested myself in it.

              You couldn't understand the kind of commitment that I have.

              You ruined a man's life's work and you think...

              ...you can walk away?

              You got blinders on to the world,...

              ...but I got your attention now, didn't I, Jack?

              Why didn't you just come after me?

              This is about me!

              About my money!

              This is about money due me, which I will collect.

              $ .  million.

              It's mynest egg, Jack.

              At my age, you've got to think ahead.

              When I find you...

              Pop quiz, hotshot.

              There's a bomb on a bus.

              Once the bus goes    miles an hour, the bomb is armed.

              If it drops below    it blows up.

              What do you do?

              What do you do?

              I'd want to know what bus it was.

              You think I'm going to tell you that?


              Very good.

              There are rules, Jack, and I want you to get this right.

              No-one goes off the bus.

              You try to take any passengers off the bus, I will detonate it.

              I want my money...

              ..by    am.

              We can't pull that kind of money in time.

              Focus, Jack!

              Your concern is the bus.

              And don't try to call.

              The radio's down.

              Now, the number of the bus is     .

              It's running downtown from Venice.

              It is at the corner of...

              ..Ocean Park...

              ..and Main.





              Tell him to stop!

              Shit. Excuse me. Coming through!




              This ain't no bus stop.

              Get rid of your butt.

              OK, it's gone. It's gone.

              You are a good, kind man.

              One day, people will write songs about you.



              First time in LA.

              Oh, no. I live here.

              No, I mean mine. Oh, that's just funny.

              You heard me wrong. I'm sightseeing. I hate to use the word tourist,...

              ...but it's not like I can hide it.

              Not really.

              Aw, jeez. You know, it took me three hours...

              ...just to get here from the airport.

              I got so lost.

              LA is one large place.

              Course, you live here. You probably don't notice.

              I'm such a yokel. There. I said it.

              You know what? I got gum on my seat.


              Excuse me.

              Good morning.


              Hey! Watch it!

              I just couldn't handle the freeways any more.

              I got so tense.

              This way, I can just relax all the way to work.

              Yeah, well, I love my car.

              I miss my car.

              Oh, God. Look at that.

              Hey, Sam!


              - Sam! - What?

              Why don't you just drive over these people or something?

              Don't spit on my bus, Annie.

              Such a mess.


              Open up!

              Get off the door. This ain't no bus stop.

              He really wants on the bus.

              Open up! Stop!

              Don't, Sam! Don't let him on!


              I can't hear you!

              Stop this bus!



              Stop the bus!




              Stop! LAPD! Get out of the car.

              This is my car. I own this car.

              It's not stolen.

              It is now. Move over.


              Man, you scratch this puppy...

              ..and me and you are gonna have words.

              You understand?

              OK, look, man, we don't have to go so fast.

              Just slow down a little bit. Holy shit.

              Oh, shit.

              Come on, man.

              Just don't tear up my car, all right?

              OK, OK.

              Just slow down just a bit, all right?

              We don't have to go so fast, do we?

              We don't have to go so...

              That was a nice move, man.


              Shit, shit, shit, shit.

              The least you can do is slow down.

              Come on.

              Oh, shit.



              Move! Move!

              Is that that guy?

              Man sure has a hard-on for this bus.

              Hey, buddy...

              Hey! I'm a cop!


              I'm a cop!


              There's a bomb on your bus!

              - What? - There's a bomb on your bus!

              There's a... What?


              There's a bomb on your bus!

              Watch the road!

              Grab that. I want you to write on it.

              I want you to write on the back: "Bomb on bus."

              Write it, write it, write it!

              Watch the road. Oh, shit.

              Oh, shit!


              Don't slow down!

              No! No, no, no, no, no!

              Speed up!


              Open your door!

              Open the doors!


              Stay above   !

              - OK. - All right?

                 -    . Ask for Detective Harry Temple.


              Harry, it's Jack.

              All right. Yep.

              You better not be calling in sick, 'cause I dragged my ass...

              Harry, he's alive.


              The bomber. He's back.

              He hit one in Venice already. Fire Chief said there's nothing left.

              Temple! We just got a ransom demand from your dead terrorist.

              Says he's rigged a city bus. Where's Jack?

              Where do you think?

              I gotta get on that bus.

              You gotta get on... Yeah. You get on the bus.

              Drive straight!

              Stay in this lane!

              Watch the road.

              Wait a minute. What are you doing?

              Are you insured?

              Yeah! Why?

              No! No!

              You broke my... my door.

              Sir, I need to take your phone.

              Take the phone.

              Take the wheel.

              What are you...


              Oh, oh, shit.

              Whoa, shit.

              Drive straight.

              Oh, shit.

              Whoa, shit.

              Whoa, shit!

              Whoa! Shit!

              This guy's out of his mind.

              OK, listen, you've got to stay above   .

              Excuse me, are you out of your mind?

              Whatever it takes.


              Everybody, I'm Jack Traven, LAPD.

              We have a slight situation on the bus here.

              Ma'am, if you'll please sit down.

              You're scaring the shit out of these people.

              Ma'am, please!

              If everybody will stay in your seats...

              ..and remain calm,...

              ..we should be able to defuse the problem,...

              ..so sit tight...

              Get away from me!

              I don't know you, man. I'm not here for you.

              Let's not do this.

              - Stop the bus! - He can't!

              Stop the bus! Stop it!


              Look, I'm putting my gun away, OK?


              Now, listen.

              I don't care about your crime.

              Whatever you did,...

              ...I'm sure that you're sorry, so it's cool now.

              It's over.

              I'm not a cop right now.


              We're just two cool guys, just hanging out...


              I'll get the wheel!

              I've got it! Sam! Oh God, Sam!

              Come on. You've got to move your legs.

              Somebody move his legs!

              Hold on!

              Sam, get your foot... get your foot off the pedal!

              I got to stop this thing!

              No! Don't! Stay above   !

              Sam's been shot! We've got to get him off!

              You slow down and this bus will explode!

              There is a bomb on this bus.

              If we slow down, it'll blow.

              If anyone tries to get off, it'll explode.


              Yeah, there's a bomb.

              Some funny joke, man.

              Are we gonna have a problem now?

              He's bleeding so much. I don't know what to do.

              Put pressure front and back and keep his legs up.

              Hold on.

              Sam, lift your head.

              Miss, can you handle this bus?

              Oh, sure. It's just like driving a really big Pinto.

              I need to know! Can you handle it?

              I'm fine. I'm fine. Just tell me what the plan is.

              Is there a plan?

              Just for you to drive.

              We're OK for now. Just keep us above   .

              Good plan.

              So, you're a cop, right?

              That's right.

              I should probably tell you that I'm taking the bus...

              ...because I had my driver's licence revoked.

              What for?


              Harry, we're on our way to the chopper.

              If anything changes, let us know!

              Anything we haven't seen should be in here.

              ...something wrong with the driver,...

              ...but at least one car, a Jaguar,...

              ...has been driven off the road by the speeding bus.

              The bus apparently came onto the freeway...

              ...at the Lincoln on-ramp.

              It began picking up speed, swerving,...

              ...and hasn't slowed down since.

              Minutes ago...

              ...a Los Angeles police officer boarded the bus...

              ...by jumping onto it from a moving car.

              Would that be you, Jack?

              Where do we start?

              Check the speedometer.

              Has it been fucked with or loosened?

              See any wires or anything?

              Excuse me, ma'am.

              No, it's clean.

              Then it's gonna be under the bus.

              Probably was rigged to one of the axles.

              I can't get under the bus right now. It's kind of in motion.

              Excuse me!

              Excuse me!

              Hold on.


              Access panel... in the floor.

              Underneath you, man.

              All right, Harry. We're in. Passenger relay.

              Sir, take this. I want you to tell him what I see.


              ...we got a wad!

              Pretty big!

              There's a pretty big wad.

              Brass fittings!

              Brass fittings.

              I think I can reach the circuit wire.

              He can reach the circuit wire.

              No, no. Don't do that. That's a decoy. Classic.

              That's your classic decoy.

              What else?

              What else?

              Hold on.

              Hold on.

              Fuck me!

              Oh, darn.

              Harry, there's enough C-  on this thing...

              ...to put a hole in the world.

              OK, all right. Just stay calm.

              What else?

              Three triggers... one on the axle I can't really see,...

              ...a cellular remote and a timer...

              ...running off a wrist watch.

              A watch? What kind of watch?


              Gold band. Fairly cheesy.


              - Officer! - What's on your mind, Harry?

              Shit. What do I do? OFFICER!

              What do I do? Which way?

              Oh, shit.

              Get on the shoulder.


              Watch it!

              Um, stay on or get off?

              Stay on or get off?

              - Off! Off! - OK.

              Hold on!

              Oh, God.

              - Keep going. - It's red!


              Go! Go!

              Oh, God!

              This is much better.

              ..city streets.

              The bus is on Western...

              ..heading in a southbound direction.

              Now, where the bus did exit here,...

              ..it had a couple of close calls.

              Yeah! Yeah! All right!

              We don't know what authorities are planning to do.

              I don't get it.

              The watch is a shitty timer.

              Why use it? What's he saying?

              Lots of people have watches, Harry.

              This guy has no MO.

              A bomber falls in love with one kind of bomb...

              ...and they're very monogamous.

              This guy uses C-  dynamite,...

              ...different trigger every time,...

              ...and now he throws in this watch.

              He's an encyclopaedia of bombs.

              He knows every kind.

              Yeah, and everything we do to dismantle it.

              Wait a minute.

              I want to look at the files for the last    years.

              We did the mug shots. It's not gonna help.


              I want to look at cops.

              Come on. Let's go.

              Yeah. Mac, where have you been?

              I had to bail on the freeway.

              We're in the city.

              I can see you.

              Just keep going straight.

              I'm going to try to clear the roads for you.

              Just stay on-line.

              Shit! Oh, Jesus!

              God! No!

              Go left!


              Oh, my God!

              Oh, jeez!

              People, stay out of my way!

              Stay out of my way!

              Ma'am, up to the right.

              OK, OK I see it. Sh...

              Mac! Mac! You've got to get me out of here!

              Oh, yeah.

              All right?

              A few more blocks,...

              ...you'll come up to a soft turn.


              Then hold straight.

              I've got some units waiting for you there.

              They're gonna lead you to the     Freeway.

              It's not in use.

              It'll be empty.

              You'll be totally clear.

              Got it.

              In a few blocks, we'll take a soft turn to the right.

              OK, wait a minute. Escort to where?

              Where do we get an escort to?

              Watch out!

              Oh, God!

              Son of a bitch!

              Oh, Jesus! Oh, God! I hit the baby!

              Oh, God! I just hit the baby!


              There was no baby. It was full of cans.

              - Are you sure? - Yes.

              OK, let's go.


              No! No! No!

              Get back!

              Why aren't they in school?

              Mac, we're boned.

              I'll get you out, Jack.

              All right, listen.

              You got an entrance coming up, Jack.

              It's gonna be a real ugly turn, though.

              How ugly?

              What's ugly?

              We got a hard right coming up...

              ..at the construction site.

              This should be it.

              That's a dead end.

              I can't make that turn.

              You can make it. Keep left.

              Keep left and make it wide.

              Oh, God. We're going to tip over.

              You're right. We're going to tip over.

              Everyone on this side ofthe bus now!

              On this side ofthe bus!

              Hold on!

              Over here! Over here! As far as you can! Now!

              Mac, you better clear this site out.

              Everybody hold on!

              This side of the bus!

              Hold on!

              Hold on!

              Oh, God! Here we go!

              Here we go!

              Here we go!


              Oh, my God!

              Oh, God! ls everybody all right?

              - Yes! - Oh, my God.

              Take me to that interchange at the    .

              Oh, my God. We might've died.

              I can't think.

              It's OK.

              if you need to, you go right ahead and vomit.

              Hold it right there!

              Hurry up!


              ...get rid of that scaffolding and replace it with webbing.


              Norwood, I want aerial units up ahead.

              No obstructions in the freeway.

              We have a window here. I want to make sure it stays open.


              Could you do me a favour...

              ...and hold the wheel for me for a second?

              Hold the wheel? Thank you.

              Ma'am, you did very well.

              Actually, you were incredible. I've never seen driving like that.



              It's my name. Annie.


              As opposed to ma'am.



              ..why is all this happening?

              I mean, what did we do?

              Bomb the guy's country or something?

              No. It's just a guy who wants money.

              I don't buy that.

              It's not a very good way to make money.

              So, um...

              ..what is this guy's deal?

              A while back, he held some people for ransom.

              It went sour, and now he's a little pissed at me.

              What does that have to do with us?

              Nothing. It's a game.

              If he gets the money, he wins. If the bus blows up, he wins.

              What if you win?

              Then tomorrow we'll play another one.

              But I'm not available to drive tomorrow. Busy.

              We got no match for that description.

              No-one's lost a thumb for at least the last    years.

              - He could be from anywhere. - I can't access all that.

              Forget the files.

              I want you to start going through the pension fund.

              This guy's drawing disability.

              He may not be LAPD, but he's living here now.

              I want pictures!

              I've seen this asshole.


              Hey, Mac!

              Let's get these passengers off the bus!

              We can't do it, sir!

              There's no time for any stunts, Traven.

              We got to get these people out of harm's way!

              I got orders! We move these people, he'll see!


              ..crazy, not stupid!

              Harry's trying to find out who this guy is.

              We think maybe he's a cop.


              ..it's him!

              He wants to talk to Jack!

              He's on the line for you.

              OK, give him the number.

              Give him the number!

              How's he doing?

              The bleeding is less, but...

              Are they going to help us?

              Sure they are. They're the police.

              Your taxes are paying their salary.

              If we die, they got to take a pay cut.

              I mean, you know.


              I think we have trust...

              ..but it looks on TV like you're trying to get those passengers off the bus.

              Look, you've got to let me have one.

              We went over the rules.

              As an act offaith.

              We have an injured man here.

              The driver's been shot.

              Jack, tell me that you haven't been shooting the passengers.

              I thought it was customary for a police officer to shoot the bad guys.

              This man has no time.

              No-one gets off.

              It'll grease the wheels with the money men if you show some charity.

              There's still gonna be plenty of us to kill.

              OK, son,...

              ..you can try and unload the driver.

              You tell that wildcat behind the wheel...

              ..not to slow down, though,...

              ..or he won't even get a chance to bleed to death.

              And, Jack,...

              ..don't slip.

              He's letting us unload the driver.


              Get us closer!

              We're going to get the driver off.

              Just him?

              For now. Gigantor!



              ..we're going to need your help.

              I need you to pass him to me.

              Keep him straight, or I think the wound will tear.

              What about the rest of us?

              Hey, hey, hey, lady!

              I've got you.

              I can't stay! I can't stay.

              How are you feeling?

              Like I've been shot.

              Take care, Sam.

              OK, Annie.

              Drive straight! Keep it straight!

              OK, Annie, get as close as you can.


              All right.


              A little closer, Annie!

              Annie, a little closer!


              OK, how's this?

              Sorry. Sorry.

              OK, Annie. No problem.

              Let's try it one more time.

              A little more!

              OK! OK! Right there! Steady!

              Hold it steady!

              I got him!

              I got him!

              Stand clear!

              All right?

              I'm all right. Thanks.

              Oh, my God.


              He's going to be OK.

              Come on, lady. Give me your hand.

              I have to, Annie.

              No, Helen!

              No, Helen, no!

              Come on!

              Helen, no!

              I'm here at the     Freeway,...

              ...where the police have successfully led the runaway bus...

              No, Helen!

              Goddamn it, Mac, get those fucking choppers out of here!

              ...was driving the bus. Well, I couldn't tell how old...

              ...an explosion.

              Some kind of an explosion.

              The bus hasn't exploded,...

              ...but... Oh, my God.

              A woman caught in the blast fell.

              She was pulled under the wheels. This is terrible.

              Interactive TV, Jack.

              Wave of the future, huh?

              I can't be here.

              I can't, you know...

              ...this is the wrong bus.

              I mean, for me to...

              I can't die here.

              Hey, shut up, man.

              I got a wife.

              Oh, you do?

              Hey! So if you have a wife...

              ...and I don't, does that mean I'm expendable?

              What are you talking about?

              The guy's just talking crazy.

              He gets on my nerves.

              He gets on everybody's nerves.

              Oh, yeah?

              I think I have the right to be a little upset.

              What are you staring at, anyway?

              Why don't you let everybody...

              ...die in peace, if that's what's gonna happen?

              I'm sure you're a really tough guy, huh? You're really tough!

              Why don't we just step outside?


              How are you doing? You all right?


              What can I do?

              When that bomb went off...

              I know.

              I thought that was it.

              I thought that was the bomb, and I was dead.

              And when I saw her body fall under the bus, it was like...

              You were glad you were still alive.


              I'm so sorry.

              Don't be.

              You should be glad. We all are.

              It doesn't mean you don't care.

              I know, but she was so scared.

              She was scared. She was a nice lady who didn't deserve to get killed,...

              ...but if she'd gotten off, it would have killed us all.

              He's the asshole, Annie, the guy who put us here. Remember that.

              Big asshole.


              Are you sure?

              Well, how far?

              Sir, we have a serious problem.


              This freeway isn't finished.

              What are you talking about?

              The aerial unit caught it. About   miles ahead,...

              ..there's a section missing.

              Section missing?

              But it's on the map.

              It's finished on the goddamn map!

              I guess they fell behind.


              You're fired. Everybody's fucking fired!

              Get me closer!

              Hey, get closer.

              Watch him in the mirror.


              How big is the section?

                 feet... at least.

              There's a gap in the road up ahead.

              It's big.

              You're kidding. How big?



              We got to get these people off the bus somehow.

              You know I can't.

              What did... what did he say?


              Jack, what did he say?

              What's the matter?

              There's a gap in the freeway.


              What do you mean?

              How big is a gap?

                 feet, a couple of miles ahead.

              This is crazy.

              What is this?



              What if I shift into neutral...

              ..and just keep the engine reving?

              No, he'd have thought of that.

              Well, what, then? What?

              What? Jack?

              Floor it.


              Floor it!

              It's an interchange. There might be an incline. Floor it.


              Everybody hold onto your seats or whatever you can.

              When we hit the gap, heads down.

              That's it?

              That's it?

              That's all we can do.

              Let's put these underneath your seat, all right?

              Put your bags underneath the seat.

              Hey, I didn't mean to shoot the guy.

              Hold on.

              Is this really going to work?




              Come on, come on.

              Oh, God.

              Come on!

              Oh, God.

              Oh, shit.

              Everybody hold on!

              Oh, I want to see our baby.

              Oh, God.




              We are way out of control!

              You OK?


              You OK?

              I'm OK.

              All right!

              Go on! Let's go!

              Is everybody OK?


              We did it!

              We made it.

              You are the man!

              Thank you.

              Thank you very much.

              Yes! We made it! Yeah!

              Oh, shit.

              I think you missed your calling.

              Yeah? What was it?

              Watch the road. You should have been a pilot.


              Get off.


              Get off this.

              Now, now. Get off this.

              In there.

              - Where? Right here? - Yeah.

              - Right here? - Yeah.


              Hey! Hey! Hey! Stop!

              He's just entered the airport.

              There's thousands of people there.

              That's my boy Jack.

              He'll be able to circle the runways and buy us some time.

              Choppers can't fly in there. It's restricted airspace.

              He's headed for the end of the field.

              That must be Bravo Tango, an emergency runway.

              Let's hope it's built. Let's move!

              We're at the airport.

              Yeah? So?

              I already seen the airport.


              Very, very exciting, Jack.

              Some close calls, huh?

              But you've done...

              ..all right for yourself.

              What do you want?

              I want money, Jack.

              I wish I had some loftier purpose,...

              ..but I'm afraid in the end it's just the money, Jack.

               I would like large non-sequential bills...

                ..in two clear plastic bags, unmarked.

                Can you remember all that?

                What are you telling me for?

                Because I want you to help me to get it before it gets too late.

                I hate negotiators. They talk to you like they're your best friend...

                ..and they don't even know you.

                Why are they messing with me?

                Do they think I'm doing this for fun?

                Aren't you?

                Oh, that's unfair, Jack.

                You don't know how I feel about this.

                You don't even know me.

                I know you want a shit load of money you didn't earn.

                Oh, I earned it.

                I spent my life earning it.

                I got a medal, too, Jack, a medal...

                ...and a pink slip and a "sorry about your hand. "

                You have to let me off.

                Oh, no.

                That's not good.

                You want me to help you?

                I need to talk to these people face to face.

                They think you're bullshit.

                They don't think that.

                You want the money, I don't want anyone else to die.

                Let me get on the ground.

                Just me. That's not against the rules.

                All right. I want you back real fast.


                Jack, nothing tricky now.

                You know that I'm on top of you.

                Do not attempt to grow a brain.

                So I guess there's a plan now?

                Could be.


                He's letting me off.


                Just keep circling. You'll be fine.

                Everybody, sit tight. I'm getting off for a minute.

                Do you think that's a good idea?

                Are you just gonna leave us here?

                I would.

                Don't worry. I won't go far.


                Don't forget about us.

                The choppers are gone. Let's dump the passengers now.

                No way. He's ready for that.

                How is that possible?

                I don't know how. I just know he is.

                He's been a step ahead every time.

                If we unload, he'll take them out, I guarantee.

                Where does that put us?

                I have to try and dismantle that bomb.

                 After an incredible ride,...

                ...this Santa Monica bus has ended up here...

                ...at Los Angeles International Airport,...

                ...circling the runway.

                I'm telling you, honey, he's somewhere jerking off.

                He didn't have to get on the bus in the first place.

                Get your ass behind the yellow line.

                What is that?

                I have no idea.

                We won't be able to hold this steady for very long.

                I just need a few minutes. If I can't do it by then,...

                ...I can't do it at all.

                Harry, you with me?

                Yeah. You be careful, Jack.

                What's he doing?

                Oh, my God. He is insane.

                OK, Jack,...

                ...this is it. Don't get dead.

                This isn't a very good plan.

                Have faith, sister.

                Oh, Christ.

                Just keep it steady.

                Thank you for the tip, Ortiz.

                This guy is nuts!


                We'll try to bypass the remote current with the battery.

                Can you find the remote's tripwire?

                I don't know. I got a few choices here.

                Black andred?

                And green.

                OK, I'm gonna guess he's not gonna go...

                ...with standard copper for the remote.

                That would be too weak.

                I'd use a fibre alloy.

                I need you to look at the wire.

                Harry, it's covered.

                I know. You're gonna have to cut off the sheath.

                But don't cut the wire.


                Fuck me!


                - Bull's-eye! - Great.

                OK, I want you to clip on the battery...

                ...and then run it to the lead wire.


                I can't bypass. It'll fire.

                Oh, shit! It's a collapsible circuit.

                Howard Payne, Atlanta PD Bomb Squad.

                Retired in Sun Valley in     ...

                ...when a small charge left him with fingers numbering nine.

                That's our scumbag! We got him. Jack, we found him.

                We can get to his place inside of    minutes.

                Jack, I want you to get out ofthere and sit tight.

                We're going to go after the source.

                Watch your back.

                Wait! Wait for me!

                Mac, get me outta here.

                Somebody go to the back and check and see if he came out the back. Go!

                - Can you see him? - He's not behind us.

                - What? - He's not back here.

                Oh, my God. Go look!

                Lay down and look under the bus and see if you can see him.

                Can you see him?


                You don't see him back by the tyre or something?

                I can't see him.

                - Are you sure? - I can't see him.

                We hit him!

                Oh, my God! Do you see him?

                Did we hit him?

                Look out the sides.

                My tools!

                Somebody get him his tools!

                Please help him! Hurry!

                God, we're dragging him.

                Do you see him?

                Where is he? Is he there?

                Do you see him?



                I see him!


                I see him!

                Is he OK?

                He's all right!

                What?! What?!

                Hold my legs. Somebody hold my legs.

                Hold his legs.

                Hold his legs.

                Come on!

                Come on! I got ya!

                Is he hurt? Is he OK?



                Come on! Come on!

                We got him now.

                Come on, pull!

                Jesus. I can't believe it.

                You're a complete jerk.

                You know that?

                Thank God.

                Have any luck with the bomb?

                Yeah. It didn't go off.

                Ortiz, thanks.

                How many lives you got, man?

                You're not too bright, man,...

                ...but you got some big, round, hairy cojones.

                That's... very gross, Ortiz.

                Huh. Can't even pay him a compliment.

                How you doing?

                You scared the shit out of me, Jack!

                Ow! Other than that, I'm fine.

                What is that smell?

                It's gas.

                We're leaking gas?

                We are now.

                You felt you needed another challenge or something?


                Mac here. Go ahead.

                Can you get a fuel truck to pace us? We're losing gas.

                I'll see what I can find. How much time?

                I don't know.    minutes?

                It doesn't look good.


                Get a fuel car out here...

                ...on the double.

                Is that going to work?

                I don't know.

                Come on, Harry. Save my life.

                Harry, tell me good news, man.

                Oh, I'm sorry, Jack. He didn't make it.

                You fuck!

                It was the watch that led him to me, wasn't it?

                It seemed a little hammy to me...

                ...to build the bomb out of my precious retirement gift,...

                ...but I figured a sign that said "Howard Payne"...

                ...would be pushing it.

                I'm going to rip your fucking spine out, I swear to God.

                You're gonna do exactly as you're told.

                Jack, we both know that he was the brain...

                ...of your particular operation.

                You can't beat me.

                You're going to pay me every dollar.

                Otherwise, you, the wildcat...

                ...and every innocent person on that bus...

                ...are going to end up just like your friend.

                Are you paying attention?

                Jack, are you listening...

                ...to me?

                Jack? Jack?



                You tell them that the drop point is Pershing Square.

                There's a garbage can on the northeast corner.

                You drop the bags and leave.

                I don't show until all your people are gone.

                It's getting on to    am, Jack,...

                ...and I think it's going to be a very pretty day.


                Damn it!

                Damn him! Damn it!

                Don't give up on me!

                Jack, stop it! Jack, come on!

                Stop it, OK? Don't give up on me right now, all right?

                We're really scared and we need you right now, all right?

                I can't do this by myself. Please?

                Jack, please.



                All right?

                We're going to die.

                No, we're not. We got this far, OK?

                I'll be damned.

                Did you go to the...

                ...University of Arizona?

                Yeah? So?

                Good football team.

                Yeah, I guess so.

                I don't really know.

                Arizona Wildcats.


                He can see you.


                He can see you.

                Just keep looking straight ahead.

                He called you a wildcat before. I didn't even pick up on it.

                Bastard's got a camera right in your face.

                He can see the whole bus.

                He's been playing me from minute one.

                Well, he can see me, but can he hear me?

                Doesn't look like it. He's just watching.

                A citybus rigged to explode if it slows down...

                ..races around literally in circles at the Los Angeles airport.

                The two dead are a female passenger and the driver...

                ..of another bus, both blown up by the bomber.

                The other people in jeopardy are, of course, the passengers of the bus,...

                ..held hostage at the whim of a mad man.

                "The whim of a madman."

                I like that.

                There's a camera on the bus just over my left shoulder.

                I want you to stare...

                ..straight ahead.

                Don't make any big movements, OK?

                It's Jack.

                Yeah, I know about Harry.

                Is that news van still around?

                Get those cameras to stop taping.

                LAPD. I need this unit.

                You can broadcast UHF, right?

                Yeah, sure.

                There's a signal going to that bus.

                I want you to find it.

                Emergency. We have to take you off the air.

                Please, sir, stop taping.

                Come on.

                Come on. Good! Tape off of that.

                Remember, no big movements. Just look whipped.

                That ain't gonna be too hard.

                Tape it. Good. Come on. Tape it.

                It's taping!




                Mac, fuel.

                Jack, five minutes.

                Not enough time. Run the tape.

                We have to unload.

                I only have a minute of tape.

                Do it now.

                I want you to make a tape and loop it so that it runs over and over, OK?

                All right, run it. Run it!

                All right.

                Tape's rolling.

                We still have no live picture,...

                ..but reports are that the bus continues to circle...

                Everyone is safe for the moment.

                Hard to imagine what's going through their thoughts at this time.

                Certainly, a sense of community...

                Rig the steering wheel and the gas pedal.

                All right, let's get them off.

                OK, you, you, and you.

                Police have just issued a general statement,...

                ..which really doesn't tell us much more...

                Grab my wrist. That's it. Good.

                Come on. Look straight ahead.

                Come on.

                The bomber snuck in here late last night...

                Come on.

                It's OK.

                That's good, that's good.

                Grab my wrist.

                Take his hand.

                That's it. Come on.

                Let's go.

                Come on, buddy. I got ya.

                Give me your hand. Your hand.

                Hold on. Hold on.

                Grab my hand.

                Don't look down.



                Grab my hand!

                Grab my hand!

                Jack, I can't hold this any more.

                Annie! You... hold on!

                No, no!


                Hold it.

                Oh, God.

                Wedge down the gas pedal.

                OK, I got it.

                You got it?


                I got it. OK

                OK, Annie, get on.

                Oh, God.

                Jack, I can't do this.

                Let's go!


                Shit, shit.



                Hold on.


                Are you all right?


                It's OK.

                It's OK. It's over.

                It's over. You did it.

                You did it.

                Oh, I hate the airport.

                You're not going to get mushy on me, are you?


                I think I might.

                I hope not because relationships that start under intense circumstances never last.

                Oh, yeah?

                Yeah. They've done extensive studying on this.

                Here comes the cavalry.

                How ya doing?

                We're OK.

                I just might be a nice guy...

                ...and let you have the rest of the day off.

                Oh, boy.

                Mac, this is Annie.

                Annie, meet Lieutenant McMahon.

                How you doing?


                This should take care of it.


                Watch it.


                We're going to take you guys back and have you checked out.


                It's him.

                He wants to know when he's gonna get his money.

                Son of a bitch. I'll tell him what to do with his goddamn money.

                He doesn't know it blew up.


                I'll be right back.

                All right, here's our target. Fox!

                Yes, sir!

                I want you in  -  you in  - . You're in  .

                Let's move it.

                Are you sure the paint bomb is in with the money?

                It's done, sir.

                Too bad, Jack. You could've made a good cop.

                The SWATvan followed the bus to the airport.


                We'll report across the landing field when we're set up.

                We still have no live picture.

                Reports are that the bus continues to circle...

                ...inside LAX.

                ...potentially a disastrous situation.

                It's definitely been defused to some extent.





                You can't be this close. You need to move back.

                No. Jack Traven said...

                Jack Traven asked that you be brought out of harm's way.

                Just move right over here.

                He's running a little late.

                He's not late.


                He's never late.

                Well, that money hasn't moved.

                We got     eyes on that can,...

                ...a bird dog in the bag. I'd say he's covered.

                Turn it on.

                What for? It hasn't moved.

                Just do it.

                Shit. It's moving.

                He's got the money.




                Pop quiz,..


                You have a hair trigger aimed at your head.

                What do you do?

                What do you do?

                Turn around.

                Turn around!

                Oh, no.

                I'm sorry.

                Be prepared.

                It's the boy Scout marching song.

                What are you gonna do, Jack?

                I don't think you can shoot her.

                Let her go.

                No, I don't think I'm gonna do that.

                Fill it.


                Well, I think Harry would be very disappointed,...

                ...feeling that we're right back where we started.

                Let her go. You don't need her. You have the money.

                Take it and walk. Come on.

                Just take it and walk. You don't need her.

                Just take your goddamn money and walk!

                Stay right there. I'll do it. I'll let go.

                I'll let go. Oh, yeah.

                You still don't get it. Do you, Jack?

                Huh? The beauty of it.

                A bomb is made to explode.

                That's its meaning, its purpose.

                Your life is empty because you spend it...

                ...trying to stop the bomb from becoming.

                And for who? For what?

                Do you know what a bomb is, Jack,...

                ...that doesn't explode?

                It is a cheap gold watch, buddy.

                You're crazy.

                You're fucking crazy.

                Oh, no.

                Poor people are crazy, Jack.

                I'm eccentric.

                Get the money. Let's go.

                Come on! Let's go! Move it! Move it!

                You stay! Move it!

                Move it!

                In the door.

                In that door! Now!

                Bye, Jack.


                All right!

                Get in there.

                Go on.

                Get in.

                You get back in there!

                You get this train moving! Go on!

                Are these seats taken?

                No. Go.

                All aboard. Doors will be closing.

                Come on. Back over here. Hands around the pole.

                All aboard. Doors will be closing.



                Come on. Come on. Come on.

                Please report, Westbound    .

                What is your position?

                Westbound     please check in.

                Westbound    .

                We have police orders to return to the station.

                Do you copy?

                You have to hold this.

                It's like a grenade. You have to help me now. Come on, hold it.

                Don't let it go.


                I'm counting on you.

                Do you copy?


                I'll take it from here.


                No! No!


                Uh-oh. Wait.

                No! No!

                Maybe you'd better let me have this after all.

                I'm afraid you're a bit hysterical...

                ..and you might let this go a might early.

                Hey! Hey, buckaroo!

                It's not 'cause you're a woman, all right?

                Hey, it's all right.

                Looks like we're all alone.

                Look, you won. OK? You beat Jack. You beat everybody.

                Just throw me offthe train. I don't care.

                This stick,.... huh? Works on a remote.

                When you explode,...

                ...that's where they'll come, but it's not where I'll be.

                I have a different plan.

                Mess like that,... they don't even count body parts.

                Gives me more time.

                It's not gonna hurt, Annie.


                Hey, Jack, is that you?

                He's so persistent. He always gets his man.

                Wouldn't be able to interest you in a bribe, would l?

                I've got, uh, plenty to go around.

                My money.

                You bastard!

                How does that feel?

                You like that, huh?

                You like it,...

                ...you bastard?

                My money!



                I'm coming for you, Jack!

                You know you're finished, kid!

                Hey, I'll drop the stick, boy. You want that?

                I got you.

                I'm gonna get you.

                Oh, yes!



                What do you do, Jack?

                What do you do? You're so smart. Right, Jack?

                Piece of shit!

                I'm the guy with a plan 'cause I'm smarter than you.

                I'm smarter than you.


                But I'm taller.



                Oh, God! I thought you were dead.

                Jack. Where did...


                Turn around.

                Where's Payne?

                He lost his head.

                Oh, God.

                Let's take this off, shall we?

                Yes. Let's take this off.


                Take it off.



                Does anyone copy?

                Jack, this is Mac.

                Can you hear me?

                Jack, if you're there,...

                ...you've got to stop the train.

                The track isn't finished.

                Mac, I copy.

                ...not finished.


                If someone can hear me...


                ...can you hear me?

                Try the emergency brake.

                Jack, do you copy?


                Nothing works!

                Annie, you won't believe this.


                We have to jump.

                You can't stop it?

                Well, um, OK, undo me, and I'd love to go with you. Come on.

                I don't have a key.


                I don't have the key.


                You got to get off... You got to get off the train.

                Please! This track dead-ends.

                You got to get off this train.

                This is crazy.

                There's a curve ahead.

                I'm gonna speed it up,...

                ...make it jump the track.

                This is really stupid, Jack.

                Jack, please. You can still jump.

                Jack, please.




                ...we have to start here.

                Holy shit!

                What the hell is that?

                Back off!

                I can't believe he hit my van.

                Come on. It's all right.


                You didn't leave me.

                I can't believe it.

                You didn't leave me.

                Didn't have anywhere to be just then.

                Check it out.

                I have to warn you.

                I've heard relationships...

                ...based on intense experiences never work.


                ...we'll have to base it on sex, then.

                Whatever you say, ma'am.




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