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Speed (1994)

 -  Action | Thriller  -  10 June 1994 (USA)
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A young cop must prevent a bomb exploding aboard a city bus by keeping its speed above 50 mph.

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Storyline

Bomber terrorist's elevator plan backfires, so he rigs a bomb to a LA city bus. The stipulation is: once armed, the bus must stay above 50 mph to keep from exploding. Also if LAPD Officer tries to unload any passengers off, Payne will detonate it. Joe Morton co-stars as Jack's superior, and Jeff Daniels supports Jack helping him try to defuse the bomb. Written by Kris Hopson

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bus | bomb | explosive | rescue | elevator | See more »

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Get ready for rush hour.

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Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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10 June 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Máxima velocidad  »

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£9,823,233 (UK) (11 November 1994)

Gross:

£10,534,359 (UK) (9 December 1994)
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Trivia

The film literally ran out of money before it was completed. When the film was first previewed for an audience, the subway scenes were animated story boards. The audience loved them so much, the studio came up with the funds to shoot the scenes properly. See more »

Goofs

While the news crew is preparing the tape to distract Payne and rescue the passengers, Jack and Annie check the fuel gage and it clearly reads empty. There is no way that a vehicle without gas can still be running. The bus would stop almost instantly and blow up. But, when Jack and Annie are rigging the bus to drive by itself, you can see the fuel gage and it clearly reads full. Where did the fuel come from as the passengers are being transferred to the rescue bus? Possible explanation: The bus might be fairly fuel-efficient, so if there was enough gas in the fuel lines and other fuel system components, it could allow the bus to remain running for a good while even after the tank was empty. Also, if the punctured hole wasn't at the very bottom (lowest point) of the tank (the sending unit might be in a fairly deep "well" at the very bottom of the tank to allow every bit of gas in the tank to be pumped out), then a little gas could still be left even after the gas above the hole had all leaked out. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Workman: Hey, this area's restricted.
Howard Payne: Oh, hi. Yeah, I know. They called me down here. Some of this wiring got screwed up.
Workman: Nobody called it down to me. I'm going to have to see a work order.
Howard Payne: Yeah, just a second. There you are.
[stabs workman in the ear with a screwdriver]
Howard Payne: Nothing personal.
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Connections

Referenced in The Day the Earth Stood Still: T4 Movie Special (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Speed
Written by Billy Idol and Steve Stevens
Produced by Ralph Sall, Billy Idol, and Steve Stevens
Performed by Billy Idol
Courtesy of Chrysalis/EMI Records
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Keanu Reeves forever changed the movie hero
29 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

Speed was a revelation to me . All of a sudden I was on the edge of my seat pulling for the hero. Up until that time I always knew the guy with muscles was going to win no matter what. But Keanu made me want him to win , he got me involved with the story. He did the same in Matrix. The hero is once again exciting.


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