Stu Shepart (COLIN FARRELL) is an arrogant publicist lying his way to success in New York. Everything changes however when he unknowingly answers a call in a phone booth he's been using to cheat on his wife. Now he is at the mercy of the caller (KIEFER SUTHERLAND) who, as an invisible sniper somewhere in the buildings above, is holding him hostage with demands to come clean with his wife (RADHA MITCHELL) and his girlfriend (KATIE HOLMES).
KEANU REEVES stars as Jack Traven, an L.A.P.D. SWAT team specialist who is sent to defuse a bomb that a revenge-driven extortionist (DENNIS HOPPER) has planted on a bus. But until he does, Jack and passenger (SANDRA BULLOCK) must keep the bus speeding through the streets of Los Angeles at more than 50 miles per hour - or the bomb will explode.
BRUCE WILLIS and DENZEL WASHINGTON deliver action and mayhem in this edge-of-your seat thrill ride from the creator of Courage Under Fire and Glory. When a crowded city bus blows up in Brooklyn and a campaign begins to make its bloody mark on the streets of New York, it's up to FBI special agent Anthony "Hub" Hubbard (DENZEL WASHINGTON) and U.S. Army General William Devereaux (BRUCE WILLIS) to find out who is responsible... and put an end to the destruction.