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The famous "Dukes of Hazzard" sequence was the filmmakers' wry commentary on the uncompleted state of Interstate 105, which had become a running joke among LA motorists. It was finally (and quite uncoincidentally) completed in late 1993 shortly before the film's release, years behind schedule.

When the bus crashes into the plane at the end, the company logo on the plane is "Pacific Courier." This fictional company name also appears in "Die Hard"--it's on the truck the terrorists show up in (except Karl and Theo, who arrive by car). Jan de Bont, who directed "Speed," was DP on "Die Hard."

rbryant73

The bus number is 2525. 25+25=50. The bus has to stay above 50mph.

Dennis Hopper's line about Pershing Square being the "pickup spot" (for his ransom money) was a double entendre. For decades, Pershing Square has been a notorious locale for soliciting gay sex.

At the beginning of the movie, Keanu Reeves breaks some glass on the door of the bus. This was not scripted; it was purely an accident and kept in the final print.

In the first scripts, the idea was to make the bus go in circles in the LA Dodger's stadium parking, but the studio couldn't get the rights to film there.

Malaver

When we first see the bus in the airport you see a plane go over the bus. That scene took 50 takes.

ShooterMcGavin34

When they show the gap the bus has to jump for the first you see birds fly through the gap. The birds were digitally edited in and the gap was digitally added on to a real bridge.

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In the scene before they jump the gap, they played the film in fast forward to make the bus appear to be going faster. If you watch the police on the truck in the background, they are moving in fast forward as well.

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