Heist, originally titled Bus 657, is a 2015 American crime thriller film directed by Scott Mann and written by Stephen Cyrus Sepher and Max Adams, based on the original story by Sepher. The film stars Robert De Niro, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kate Bosworth, Morris Chestnut, Dave Bautista, Stephen Cyrus Sepher, Tyson Sullivan and Gina Carano. The plot of the film revolves around a casino heist by a sick daughter’s father, who has to pay for her treatment.
Luke Vaughn (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), a man working in a Southern casino run by “The Pope” (Robert De Niro) and “Dog” (Morris Chestnut), has a sick daughter in a hospital. The money he earns is not enough to pay the medical bills. Vaughn must pay for her treatment by Friday and desperately needs $300,000, but Pope refuses his plea for a loan and instead fires him, with henchman Dog beating him up after Vaughn objects.
Vaughn is approached by Cox (Dave Bautista) and agrees to rob the money, which the casino is laundering for the mob. After a 3 million-dollar heist, the masked thieves are intercepted by Dog’s henchmen. A gun battle ensues, wounding one of the thieves. They are forced to hijack a city bus, number 657, after their getaway driver escapes in terror. A police car, occupied by Officer Kris Bajos (Gina Carano), is parked a half block from the bus stop. Kris hears the gunshots coming from the bus and pursues it.
Pope is unsympathetic to Vaughn’s situation, even though he is alienated from his own daughter (Kate Bosworth). He orders Dog to retrieve the money, resulting in Dog going on a murderous rampage to learn who was involved, killing multiple people. Pope’s only other order is that Dog leave Vaughn’s sick daughter alone.
As the thieves commandeer the bus from its driver (D.B. Sweeney), they take off the masks and Dog’s henchmen identify them. As Kris chases the bus, Cox nearly shoots her. The rest of the police cars pursue and post roadblocks up ahead. To make Kris negotiate with them, Vaughn writes a passenger’s phone number on a bus window. Vaughn warns her that Cox will kill some of the passengers, including a pregnant woman, if Kris doesn’t order the police to clear the roadblocks. Kris rams the roadblock, allowing the bus to enter the interstate.
The next morning, the wounded thief is dying. Vaughn asks one of the passengers, a veterinarian student, to take care of him. Cox orders the bus driver to head to Galveston, Texas; unfortunately, the bus’s fuel is not enough to go that far, so Vaughn calls for a fuel tanker.
Detective Marconi (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) joins forces with Kris when she is about to be relieved from duty. Marconi monitors the bus via a police helicopter. Cox makes a call to Jono, an old man who aided them in planning the robbery, informing Jono that they have the money and are on the way. While refuelling, Vaughn allows two hostages (the pregnant woman, named Pauline, and the boy) to be released. Kris discovers that Vaughn pulled the robbery because of his ill daughter. Meanwhile, Dog learns the location of Jono through a police radio scanner.
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