The Commuter

The Commuter

The Commuter is a 2018 film starring Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Jonathan Banks, Sam Neill and Elizabeth McGovern, directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, written by Byron Willinger, Philip de Blasi and Ryan Engle, based on the story by Willinger and de Blasi and produced by Alex Heineman and Andrew Rona. Michael MacCauley, an Irish-American life insurance salesman and former police officer, is a family man with a wife and teenaged son. He goes through the same routine train commute to work and back every day, taking the Hudson Line from Tarrytown to Grand Central Terminal, often interacting with the same other commuters. His daily routine is interrupted when he is abruptly laid off from his job after a decade at the same company, leading him to wonder how he will pay his mortgage or afford his son's college tuition.