The Commuter

Synopsis: An Insurance Salesman/Ex-Cop is caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home.
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Jaume Collet-Serra
Production: Lionsgate
Rotten Tomatoes:
105 min

All news, all the time.

This is 1010 WINS.

Good morning.

62 degrees at 6:

Go back to sleep, baby.

All news, all the time.

This is 1010 WINS.

Good morning.

68 degrees at 6:

It's Wednesday, August 24th.

All news, all the time.

This is 1010 WINS.

Good morning.

72 degrees at 6:

It is Thursday, August 25th.

This here's what's happening.

A six-alarm fire

burns down seven houses...

Two members

of the US Olympic swim team

being held in Brazil...

wind with a shower and

thunderstorm in a few places,

a high of 90.

Clinton campaign's unleashing

a new campaign ad today.

NYPD still hasn't given a

motive for the killing, so...

...immigrants, but with

election day closing in...

Danny boy.

The pipes,

the pipes, the pipes...


-I was up all night.

Hello? Hello?

What are you doing?

It's almost 7:

-Got a showing at noon today.


Did you ever get hold of her?


-Hey, kiddo.

Why did I get a license

if I can't get a car?

School starts

next week, right?

Syracuse application.

Early admission's due.

I spoke to Chris Simpson

about a referral.

Most of my friends

are going to State.

What? Danny, you worked

your butt off for this.

This is your next assignment.

Okay, what chapter are you on?

Halfway through five.

The part where they almost

kill that kid.

You know that I can

get through on my own now.

We made it this far, kid.

You wanna write

the book report, too?

Couple thinks 350

buys the keys

to their dream home.


-"Can you show it to us at midnight?"



And the school

we saw yesterday, yes,

it was private,

but it's worth it.

Have you seen

these estimates for tuition?

And that doesn't

include room and board.


We'll find a way.

We always do.

-It's got to be.




Unless it's written on a piece

of paper that she can hand...

-I listen. I listen.

-You don't! You don't! You...

I will not forget

the look on your...

I'll try.

-I love you.

-I sort of like you.



Please watch the gap

between the train...

Now leaving Tarrytown.

18 grand a year?

Sweetheart, it ain't MIT.

It's preschool.

-What now?

-Wuthering Heights.

-Charlotte Bronte.




I would not forget that face.

I think

we locked eyes one time.

It was like, boom, you know?

You know,

my son's on me to retire.

I don't know. Maybe.

Every day's a grind.

Begins to feel

like a countdown.

This way in the morning,

that way at night.

And then one day

it's done with you.

-What's that?


All right, see you

on the next go-round.

Take it easy.

My father died when he was 43.

Left me, my mom, my brothers

with mountains of debt.

Thank you.

I moved here from Ireland

with nothing.

Made a life for myself,

my family.

That's the reason

I do what I do.

To protect

young families like yours.

I will tell you this.

My wife Karen and I,

we worked hard,

did everything right.

401k, investments,

my son's education fund.

In 2008,

we lost it all.

Second mortgage was due.

We liquidated our assets,

cut every piece of fat

while the banks

on Wall Street got rich.

The one thing we didn't cut

was our life insurance policy.

With the higher rate.

But I know you too well.

Twenty may not even cut it.

Hey, Jeanie, would you pull

Jared Carlson's LTC policy?


I'll look over it and give you

a call later today, okay?

Alex Murphy called,

confirmed drinks

at Paddy O'Brien's on 44th.

Thank you.

You can always reach out

to Webber and Finch.


Hey, Mike.

Can I talk to you a sec?

-Sure, yeah.

-My office.

John, listen,

I'm gonna have...

Ten years. Just like that.

Your severance package.

Corporate is switching

from a financial buyout

to a medical extension.

You're giving me

insurance, Frank?

Medical's covered

for your family.

Unemployment should subsidize.

Karen and me,

we're hand to mouth.

You call HR anytime.

They'll answer

any questions you have.

I've got two mortgages,

a son who's going to college.

I'm five years

from retirement.

I'm 60 years of age, Frank.

It isn't personal, Mike.

Your salary, benefit package,

it's too much

against your return.

You work hard,

you play by the rules,

you're a good soldier,

and you don't deserve it.

But the reality is sometimes

soldiers end up casualties.


Hi, honey.

How's your day going?

Good. What's going on,


I didn't wanna bother you,

but did you happen

to go by the bank today?

No. I thought

we were gonna wait.

Yeah, until this week.

We talked about this.

Danny has to register

for classes.

If we don't get an extension

on the mortgage,

neither check clears.

I mailed the tuition check

this morning.

Is everything okay?

Yeah, yeah. Just in the middle

of it, you know.

Same old, same old.

Okay, honey.

I'll see you tonight.

Yep. Bye.

-Sorry I'm late.

-Hey, hey. There he is.

How you doing?

How long you been at it?

Only since security

escorted me from my building.



Hey, two more for him.

So how did Karen take it?

You haven't told her?

What am I supposed to say?

I don't know, man.

That some a**hole suit

just fired me.

She doesn't know

how bad it is.

We've got nothing

to fall back on.

Ten years.

You build a home,

a life, a career.

And then one day

they sit you down.

"It's been a good run.

Thanks for playing.

"See you at the eulogy."

You want proof

you're a good man,

take a look at your family.

-That's what matters.

-Yeah, yeah.

You gave up the job for them.

Don't forget that.

Those seven years

we were partners,

you always had my back.

So let someone else

have yours for once.

All right.

Well, you could have

ended up like me.

Forty-five, divorced,

kids hate my guts.

Wish I was 45 again.

It's a good thing you got out.

It ain't just cops being cops

anymore, you know?

It's politics, favors,

choose a goddamn side.

-Sergeant Hawthorne?

-No, Captain Hawthorne.


-Yeah, he made captain.

Guys like you and me, Mike,

we work hard, we do it right,

it doesn't matter.

A city planning official

commits suicide

after the DA announces

an investigation

amidst swirling accusations

of illicit payoffs

for the approval...

It's a corrupt world,

my friend.

No good being the little guy.

He's coming over.

-Here we go.



-Been a while.

Yeah, yeah.

Captain David. Congrats.

Well, I spend

more time in City Hall

than I do on the job.

-That goes with the stripes.

-Yeah. Yeah.

-Still selling insurance?


-Sorry to interrupt.

-No, no.

Lieutenant, a word?

Cap, I just pulled a 12-hour

back to back. Can it wait?


Anyway, good to see you, Mike.

Yeah, you, too, David.

-Be careful with this one.

-Yeah, I will.

You prick.

Listen, the Michael I know,

he doesn't hide things

from his wife,

and he isn't too proud

to ask a friend for help.

I'll be fine. I'll be fine.

That's your

Irish pride talking.

-You should know.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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