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?

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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