Lists: Action, 20 Years Ago - 1994

Brief Synopsis: "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."

Overall Ranking: 825 (Rank from 1994: # 15)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 37.5%
Regular 50%
Half-Popped 12.5%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
David Baruffi97
Darren of Movie Reviews 10192(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest85
Bryan Lienesch83 - This is your quintessential '90's action flick. No glitz, no glam. Just blood, sweat, adrenaline, and pure movie enjoyment.
Comedy: 4
Sex Appeal: 4
Scary: 5
Rewatch: 7
Tom Little of Digital Shortbread77(full review)Comedy: 2
Sex Appeal: 1
Scary: 1
Rewatch: 6
Dave Examines Movies76(full review)Comedy: 0
Sex Appeal: 0
Scary: 0
Rewatch: 0
CinemaVisitor Erik70
Jay of Life Vs Film60(full review)

People Involved

  • Keanu Reeves (Jack Traven)
  • Sandra Bullock (Annie Porter)
  • Dennis Hopper (Howard Payne)
  • Jeff Daniels (Harold Harry Temple)
  • Joe Morton (Capt. McMahon)
  • Glenn Plummer (Jaguar Owner)
  • Hawthorne James (Sam)
  • Carlos Carrasco (Ortiz)
  • Beth Grant (Helen)
  • Richard Lineback (Norwood)
  • Alan Ruck (Stephens)
  • Jordan Lund (Bagwell)
  • Jan de Bont (Director)

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