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Speed (1994)

 -  Action | Crime | 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 All (167) »

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Get ready for rush hour.

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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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 bus-jumping scene was shot at the junction of the Harbor (110) Freeway and the Century (105) Freeways. The artificial gap in the freeway was created by early CGI. See more »

Goofs

Payne picks 46 because, as we see, it's the top floor and Jack will have to get off the roof or be crushed. But a little later, we see from a label on the elevator monitor board that the other police are watching that this elevator's top floor is 52. Possible explanation: to save on multiple tooling costs at the factory, sometimes different elevators may use a "standard" manufactured panel or other part that allows for more possibilities and/or other features that a less "deluxe" elevator model made by the same company might not have. So it's possible that this elevator was smaller (fewer floors) than another elevator that the manufacturer makes, but they just used the bigger panel for this one. 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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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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One of the best action films ever!
31 October 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If ever there was a film I wished I had seen at the theater,this would be the one.It's a great combination of a well written story, great direction,and a great cast.It's one of those films that you want to like so much,and it does not disappoint.The only thing that bothered me about the film is perhaps is the insertion of ill timed corny remarks ("He lost his head"),and the ending could have been done better,but overall a great action film worth owning.


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