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** Creator/HalleBerry turned down the role of Annie and calls it one of the dumbest decisions she'd ever made in her career (this was before ''Film/Catwoman2004'', of course). Others candidates included Creator/RosannaArquette, Creator/KimBasinger, Creator/GlennClose, Creator/JoanCusack, Creator/GeenaDavis, Creator/CameronDiaz, Creator/CarrieFisher, Creator/BridgetFonda, Creator/JodieFoster, Creator/MelanieGriffith, Creator/DarylHannah, Mariska Hargitay, Creator/AnjelicaHuston, Creator/DianeLane, Creator/JessicaLange, Creator/JenniferJasonLeigh, Music/{{Madonna}}, Creator/AlyssaMilano, Creator/DemiMoore, Creator/GwynethPaltrow, Creator/SarahJessicaParker, Creator/MichellePfeiffer, Creator/JuliaRoberts, Creator/MegRyan, Creator/WinonaRyder, Creator/JaneSeymourActress, Creator/BrookeShields, Creator/SharonStone, Creator/MerylStreep, Creator/EmmaThompson, Creator/LeaThompson, Creator/MarisaTomei, Creator/KathleenTurner, Creator/SigourneyWeaver and Creator/DebraWinger.

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** Creator/HalleBerry turned down the role of Annie and calls it one of the dumbest decisions she'd ever made in her career (this was before ''Film/Catwoman2004'', of course). Others candidates included Creator/RosannaArquette, Creator/KimBasinger, Creator/GlennClose, Creator/JoanCusack, Creator/GeenaDavis, Creator/CameronDiaz, Creator/CarrieFisher, Creator/BridgetFonda, Creator/JodieFoster, Creator/MelanieGriffith, Creator/DarylHannah, Mariska Hargitay, Creator/AnjelicaHuston, Creator/DianeLane, Creator/JessicaLange, Creator/JenniferJasonLeigh, Music/{{Madonna}}, Creator/AlyssaMilano, Creator/DemiMoore, Creator/GwynethPaltrow, Creator/SarahJessicaParker, Creator/MichellePfeiffer, Creator/JuliaRoberts, Creator/MegRyan, Creator/WinonaRyder, Creator/JaneSeymourActress, Creator/AllySheedy, Creator/BrookeShields, Creator/SharonStone, Creator/MerylStreep, Creator/EmmaThompson, Creator/LeaThompson, Creator/MarisaTomei, Creator/KathleenTurner, Creator/SigourneyWeaver and Creator/DebraWinger.

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**In the modern age, the problem is people don't remember phone numbers anymore.


** Creator/HalleBerry turned down the role of Annie and calls it one of the dumbest decisions she'd ever made in her career (this was before ''Film/{{Catwoman}}'', of course). Others candidates included Creator/RosannaArquette, Creator/KimBasinger, Creator/GlennClose, Creator/JoanCusack, Creator/GeenaDavis, Creator/CameronDiaz, Creator/CarrieFisher, Creator/BridgetFonda, Creator/JodieFoster, Creator/MelanieGriffith, Creator/DarylHannah, Mariska Hargitay, Creator/AnjelicaHuston, Creator/DianeLane, Creator/JessicaLange, Creator/JenniferJasonLeigh, Music/{{Madonna}}, Creator/AlyssaMilano, Creator/DemiMoore, Creator/GwynethPaltrow, Creator/SarahJessicaParker, Creator/MichellePfeiffer, Creator/JuliaRoberts, Creator/MegRyan, Creator/WinonaRyder, Creator/JaneSeymourActress, Creator/BrookeShields, Creator/SharonStone, Creator/MerylStreep, Creator/EmmaThompson, Creator/LeaThompson, Creator/MarisaTomei, Creator/KathleenTurner, Creator/SigourneyWeaver and Creator/DebraWinger.

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** Creator/HalleBerry turned down the role of Annie and calls it one of the dumbest decisions she'd ever made in her career (this was before ''Film/{{Catwoman}}'', ''Film/Catwoman2004'', of course). Others candidates included Creator/RosannaArquette, Creator/KimBasinger, Creator/GlennClose, Creator/JoanCusack, Creator/GeenaDavis, Creator/CameronDiaz, Creator/CarrieFisher, Creator/BridgetFonda, Creator/JodieFoster, Creator/MelanieGriffith, Creator/DarylHannah, Mariska Hargitay, Creator/AnjelicaHuston, Creator/DianeLane, Creator/JessicaLange, Creator/JenniferJasonLeigh, Music/{{Madonna}}, Creator/AlyssaMilano, Creator/DemiMoore, Creator/GwynethPaltrow, Creator/SarahJessicaParker, Creator/MichellePfeiffer, Creator/JuliaRoberts, Creator/MegRyan, Creator/WinonaRyder, Creator/JaneSeymourActress, Creator/BrookeShields, Creator/SharonStone, Creator/MerylStreep, Creator/EmmaThompson, Creator/LeaThompson, Creator/MarisaTomei, Creator/KathleenTurner, Creator/SigourneyWeaver and Creator/DebraWinger.


** Creator/HalleBerry turned down the role of Annie and calls it one of the dumbest decisions she'd ever made in her career (this was before ''Film/{{Catwoman}}'', of course). Others candidates included Creator/RosannaArquette, Creator/KimBasinger, Creator/GlennClose, Creator/JoanCusack, Creator/GeenaDavis, Creator/CameronDiaz, Creator/CarrieFisher, Creator/BridgetFonda, Creator/JodieFoster, Creator/MelanieGriffith, Creator/DarylHannah, Mariska Hargitay, Creator/AnjelicaHuston, Creator/DianeLane, Creator/JessicaLange, Creator/JenniferJasonLeigh, Music/{{Madonna}}, Creator/AlyssaMilano, Creator/DemiMoore, Creator/GwynethPaltrow, Creator/SarahJessicaParker, Creator/MichellePfeiffer, Creator/JuliaRoberts, Creator/MegRyan, Creator/WinonaRyder, Creator/JaneSeymourActress, Creator/BrookeShields, Creator/SharonStone, Creator/MerylStreep, Creator/EmmaThompson, Creator/LeaThompson, Creator/MarisaTomei, Creator/KathleenTurner, and Creator/SigourneyWeaver.

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** Creator/HalleBerry turned down the role of Annie and calls it one of the dumbest decisions she'd ever made in her career (this was before ''Film/{{Catwoman}}'', of course). Others candidates included Creator/RosannaArquette, Creator/KimBasinger, Creator/GlennClose, Creator/JoanCusack, Creator/GeenaDavis, Creator/CameronDiaz, Creator/CarrieFisher, Creator/BridgetFonda, Creator/JodieFoster, Creator/MelanieGriffith, Creator/DarylHannah, Mariska Hargitay, Creator/AnjelicaHuston, Creator/DianeLane, Creator/JessicaLange, Creator/JenniferJasonLeigh, Music/{{Madonna}}, Creator/AlyssaMilano, Creator/DemiMoore, Creator/GwynethPaltrow, Creator/SarahJessicaParker, Creator/MichellePfeiffer, Creator/JuliaRoberts, Creator/MegRyan, Creator/WinonaRyder, Creator/JaneSeymourActress, Creator/BrookeShields, Creator/SharonStone, Creator/MerylStreep, Creator/EmmaThompson, Creator/LeaThompson, Creator/MarisaTomei, Creator/KathleenTurner, Creator/SigourneyWeaver and Creator/SigourneyWeaver.Creator/DebraWinger.


** Creator/HalleBerry turned down the role of Annie and calls it one of the dumbest decisions she'd ever made in her career (this was before ''Film/{{Catwoman}}'', of course). Others candidates included Creator/RosannaArquette, Creator/KimBasinger, Creator/GlennClose, Creator/JoanCusack, Creator/GeenaDavis, Creator/CameronDiaz, Creator/CarrieFisher, Creator/JodieFoster, Creator/MelanieGriffith, Creator/DarylHannah, Mariska Hargitay, Creator/AnjelicaHuston, Creator/DianeLane, Creator/JessicaLange, Creator/JenniferJasonLeigh, Music/{{Madonna}}, Creator/AlyssaMilano, Creator/DemiMoore, Creator/GwynethPaltrow, Creator/SarahJessicaParker, Creator/MichellePfeiffer, Creator/JuliaRoberts, Creator/MegRyan, Creator/WinonaRyder, Creator/JaneSeymourActress, Creator/BrookeShields, Creator/SharonStone, Creator/MerylStreep, Creator/EmmaThompson, Creator/LeaThompson, Creator/MarisaTomei, Creator/KathleenTurner, and Creator/SigourneyWeaver.

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** Creator/HalleBerry turned down the role of Annie and calls it one of the dumbest decisions she'd ever made in her career (this was before ''Film/{{Catwoman}}'', of course). Others candidates included Creator/RosannaArquette, Creator/KimBasinger, Creator/GlennClose, Creator/JoanCusack, Creator/GeenaDavis, Creator/CameronDiaz, Creator/CarrieFisher, Creator/BridgetFonda, Creator/JodieFoster, Creator/MelanieGriffith, Creator/DarylHannah, Mariska Hargitay, Creator/AnjelicaHuston, Creator/DianeLane, Creator/JessicaLange, Creator/JenniferJasonLeigh, Music/{{Madonna}}, Creator/AlyssaMilano, Creator/DemiMoore, Creator/GwynethPaltrow, Creator/SarahJessicaParker, Creator/MichellePfeiffer, Creator/JuliaRoberts, Creator/MegRyan, Creator/WinonaRyder, Creator/JaneSeymourActress, Creator/BrookeShields, Creator/SharonStone, Creator/MerylStreep, Creator/EmmaThompson, Creator/LeaThompson, Creator/MarisaTomei, Creator/KathleenTurner, and Creator/SigourneyWeaver.

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* FanNickname: Thanks to ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', some fans like to nickname the film "The Bus That Couldn't Slow Down," referencing a moment where Homer infamously misremembers the movie's title.


** Various actors were offered the role of Jack and reportedly turned it down: Creator/KevinBacon, Creator/AlecBaldwin and his brothers Stephen and William, Creator/MichaelBiehn, Creator/JeffBridges, Creator/JimCarrey, Creator/NicolasCage, Creator/BruceCampbell, Creator/GeorgeClooney, Creator/KevinCostner, Creator/TomCruise, Creator/JohnnyDepp, Creator/MichaelDouglas, Creator/RichardDreyfuss, Creator/ClintEastwood, Creator/HarrisonFord, Creator/RichardGere, Creator/MelGibson, Creator/TomHanks, Creator/WoodyHarrelson, Creator/MichaelKeaton, Creator/ChristopherLambert, Creator/DolphLundgren, Creator/ViggoMortensen, Creator/ChuckNorris, Creator/BradPitt, Creator/DennisQuaid, Creator/MickeyRourke, Creator/KurtRussell, Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, Creator/TomSelleck, Creator/WesleySnipes, Creator/SylvesterStallone, Creator/PatrickSwayze, Creator/JohnTravolta, Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme and Creator/BruceWillis.

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** Various actors were offered the role of Jack and reportedly turned it down: Creator/KevinBacon, Creator/AlecBaldwin and his brothers Stephen and William, Creator/AlecBaldwin, Creator/StephenBaldwin, Creator/WilliamBaldwin, Creator/MichaelBiehn, Creator/JeffBridges, Creator/JimCarrey, Creator/NicolasCage, Creator/BruceCampbell, Creator/GeorgeClooney, Creator/KevinCostner, Creator/TomCruise, Creator/JohnnyDepp, Creator/MichaelDouglas, Creator/RichardDreyfuss, Creator/ClintEastwood, Creator/HarrisonFord, Creator/RichardGere, Creator/MelGibson, Creator/TomHanks, Creator/WoodyHarrelson, Creator/MichaelKeaton, Creator/ChristopherLambert, Creator/DolphLundgren, Creator/ViggoMortensen, Creator/ChuckNorris, Creator/BradPitt, Creator/DennisQuaid, Creator/MickeyRourke, Creator/KurtRussell, Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, Creator/TomSelleck, Creator/WesleySnipes, Creator/SylvesterStallone, Creator/PatrickSwayze, Creator/JohnTravolta, Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme and Creator/BruceWillis.


* ForeignRemake: Of the 1975 Japanese film ''Shinkansen Daibakuha'', in which the action is set on a bullet train.

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* ForeignRemake: Of the 1975 Japanese film ''Shinkansen Daibakuha'', ''Film/TheBulletTrain'', in which the action is set on a bullet train.train, right down to the "don't slow down to this speed or else you blow up" warning.


* Famously parodied by the ''Series/FatherTed'' episode "Speed 3", in which Dougal is driving a milk float that will explode if it drops below ''4'' miles per hour.


** The Alan Ruck character (Stephens) was originally written as an [[AmoralAttorney abrasive lawyer]], who gets his comeuppance in an unexpected death scene. Creator/JossWhedon re-wrote him as the sympathetic, dull-witted tourist of the final version, but kept the death scene, intending to give it more emotional impact. His character changes were kept, but the death was written out. For the record, the scene in question is when [[spoilers:the hostages are leaving the bus via a platform, and when the bus hits a bump, Stephens slips and is nearly run over]].

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** The Alan Ruck character (Stephens) was originally written as an [[AmoralAttorney abrasive lawyer]], who gets his comeuppance in an unexpected death scene. Creator/JossWhedon re-wrote him as the sympathetic, dull-witted tourist of the final version, but kept the death scene, intending to give it more emotional impact. His character changes were kept, but the death was written out. For the record, the scene in question is when [[spoilers:the [[spoiler:the hostages are leaving the bus via a platform, and when the bus hits a bump, Stephens slips and is nearly run over]].


** The Alan Ruck character (Stephens) was originally written as an [[AmoralAttorney abrasive lawyer]], who gets his comeuppance in an unexpected death scene. Creator/JossWhedon re-wrote him as the sympathetic, dull-witted tourist of the final version, but kept the death scene, intending to give it more emotional impact. His character changes were kept, but the death was written out.

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** The Alan Ruck character (Stephens) was originally written as an [[AmoralAttorney abrasive lawyer]], who gets his comeuppance in an unexpected death scene. Creator/JossWhedon re-wrote him as the sympathetic, dull-witted tourist of the final version, but kept the death scene, intending to give it more emotional impact. His character changes were kept, but the death was written out. For the record, the scene in question is when [[spoilers:the hostages are leaving the bus via a platform, and when the bus hits a bump, Stephens slips and is nearly run over]].


* RomanceOnTheSet: Downplayed. Creator/SandraBullock and Creator/KeanuReeves admitted in separate interviews with Creator/EllenDeGeneres that they were crushing on each others but neither dared to make the first move.

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* RomanceOnTheSet: Downplayed. Creator/SandraBullock and Creator/KeanuReeves admitted in separate interviews with Creator/EllenDeGeneres that they were crushing on each others other, but neither dared to make the first move.

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* RomanceOnTheSet: Downplayed. Creator/SandraBullock and Creator/KeanuReeves admitted in separate interviews with Creator/EllenDeGeneres that they were crushing on each others but neither dared to make the first move.


** Creator/HalleBerry turned down the role of Annie and calls it one of the dumbest decisions she'd ever made in her career (this was before ''Film/{{Catwoman}}'', of course). Others candidates included Creator/RosannaArquette, Creator/KimBasinger, Creator/GlennClose, Creator/JoanCusack, Creator/GeenaDavis, Creator/CameronDiaz, Creator/CarrieFisher, Creator/JodieFoster, Creator/MelanieGriffith, Creator/DarylHannah, Mariska Hargitay, Creator/AnjelicaHuston, Creator/DianeLane, Creator/JessicaLange, Creator/JenniferJasonLeigh, Music/{{Madonna}}, Creator/AlyssaMilano, Creator/DemiMoore, Creator/GwynethPaltrow, Creator/SarahJessicaParker, Creator/MichellePfeiffer, Creator/JuliaRoberts, Creator/MegRyan, Creator/WinonaRyder, Creator/JaneSeymourActress, Creator/SharonStone, Creator/MerylStreep, Creator/EmmaThompson, Creator/LeaThompson, Creator/MarisaTomei, Creator/KathleenTurner, and Creator/SigourneyWeaver.

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** Creator/HalleBerry turned down the role of Annie and calls it one of the dumbest decisions she'd ever made in her career (this was before ''Film/{{Catwoman}}'', of course). Others candidates included Creator/RosannaArquette, Creator/KimBasinger, Creator/GlennClose, Creator/JoanCusack, Creator/GeenaDavis, Creator/CameronDiaz, Creator/CarrieFisher, Creator/JodieFoster, Creator/MelanieGriffith, Creator/DarylHannah, Mariska Hargitay, Creator/AnjelicaHuston, Creator/DianeLane, Creator/JessicaLange, Creator/JenniferJasonLeigh, Music/{{Madonna}}, Creator/AlyssaMilano, Creator/DemiMoore, Creator/GwynethPaltrow, Creator/SarahJessicaParker, Creator/MichellePfeiffer, Creator/JuliaRoberts, Creator/MegRyan, Creator/WinonaRyder, Creator/JaneSeymourActress, Creator/BrookeShields, Creator/SharonStone, Creator/MerylStreep, Creator/EmmaThompson, Creator/LeaThompson, Creator/MarisaTomei, Creator/KathleenTurner, and Creator/SigourneyWeaver.


** The Alan Ruck character (Stephens) was originally written as an abrasive lawyer, who gets his comeuppance in an unexpected death scene. Creator/JossWhedon re-wrote him as the sympathetic, dull-witted tourist of the final version, but kept the death scene, intending to give it more emotional impact. His character changes were kept, but the death was written out.

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** The Alan Ruck character (Stephens) was originally written as an [[AmoralAttorney abrasive lawyer, lawyer]], who gets his comeuppance in an unexpected death scene. Creator/JossWhedon re-wrote him as the sympathetic, dull-witted tourist of the final version, but kept the death scene, intending to give it more emotional impact. His character changes were kept, but the death was written out.

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