A father is without the means to pay for his daughter's medical treatment. As a last resort, he partners with a greedy co-worker to rob a casino. When things go awry they're forced to hijack a city bus.
When their attempt to rob a casino owned by the feared gangster Pope goes awry and a shootout ensues, Vaughn and Cox are forced to flee on foot and hijack city Bus 657 and take the passengers hostage. Written by
There are seven casinos in Alabama, they do not have table games. See more »
The scene in "Galveston" plays out with the feds communicating by radio, yet the Mobile skyline is evident with the RSA Battle House Tower (the building with a Chrysler Building "look") apparently poking up through the trees. the flattop Moody Plaza is the tallest building in Galveston at 358 feet, less than half as tall as the RSA Tower which is 745 feet. The scene appears to have been filmed near Meaher State Park, near Spanish Fort along the US 90/98 Causeway, but I am not personally certain of this. In any case it leads to much confusion to astute viewers, even those not familiar with the landmarks. See more »
If people tell you money doesn't buy love, they didn't have enough money.
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THE BLUE DOOR
Written and Performed by James Edward Barker & Tim Despic
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There are very few actors that are better than Robert De Niro today, but apparently this doesn't mean he always picks great roles. The film seems to be an Ocean's Eleven knockoff, with the plot revolving around a heist of a steamboat casino so one man (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) could raise money for his dying daughter, and De Niro plays the wicked casino owner. The plot sounds intriguing, but the execution was a joke. Most directors at least make an attempt when they use police scenes to make them as realistic as possible, but the actions of the police alone made this movie laughable. The scenes were so far fetched, which is fine, unless you are trying to pull off a believable film, that I could barely make it through the 1 hour and 32 minutes running time. I'm sure Jeffrey Dean Morgan took this role to star alongside De Niro, but why De Niro took it, I'll never know. There are many things to discuss about this movie, but I can't without spoiling it. So I will end by saying this: for the love of movies and film, do not see this movie. There are far too many decent movies to see, even halfway decent ones, that you could better spend your time watching.
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