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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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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

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$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

Some of the shots of the subway train as it runs off the rails are of a miniature model. See more »

Goofs

After the first bus blows up, Jack is on the phone with the bomber. The bomber gives Jack a deadline of 11am, after which Jack looks at his watch. The time on Jack's watch shows 8:05, but that's not the time of day. Above the numbers on the watch are the letters AL, which means it's on the Alarm setting. 8:05 is the time the watch alarm was set for, not the time of day. See more »

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[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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Marked and Distributed by ARISTA RECORDS
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Guaranteed to give you a rush...the ultimate film for action fans...
18 May 2001 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

'Speed' has to be the ultimate action film, involving you in an intense experience from the opening credits until the smash-bang climax. Not only do Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock do top work, but Dennis Hopper makes the most compelling villain of the '90s.

It all starts with a revenge-driven extortionist letting authorities know he has planted a bomb on a bus. The catch is it will explode if the bus is driven at less than fifty miles an hour. The script races along with non-stop action and surprise twists, without ever giving the audience time to stop for breath. It's a little too intense for its own good and could have used some lighter moments to give us a break!

Taut and suspenseful, with excellent effects and gripping suspense that keeps you riveted. Some of the stunts seem too incredible to be believable but in a film of this kind you have to go with the flow. The stunt work itself is breathtaking and makes it easy to see why the film is one of the most highly rated action films of the '90s.


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