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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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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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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

The plane destroyed by the exploding bus has the logo "Pacific Courier Freight" on its side. This same name is on the truck used by the terrorists in Die Hard (1988) and Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995) - an in joke by production designer Jackson De Govia. See more »

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After getting to the airport Jack receives a call from Howard with demands. They agree that Jack can leave the bus to relay Howard's demands face-to-face on the ground to his superiors. Jack informs Annie of the plan and then proceeds to the back of the bus where he opens the doors. But after hanging up the phone and before informing Annie, there is a shot of the bus, seen from a distance, where the doors are already open and someone can be seen standing in them. 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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Written by L. Nelson, K. Brammer, M. Hoffman, and K. McFarlin
Produced by Steve Jorden and Mike Hoffman
Performed by Carnival Strippers
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a pure adrenaline rush
9 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

Take Keanu Reeves as a cop willing to shoot hostages, Dennis Hopper as a crazed bomber, and the beautiful Sandra Bullock as a reckless, "substitute" bus driver, combine them, and what do you get? You get one of the smartest, most high-energy action films ever made. Be prepared to hold on for dear life after you watch this one. It will blow you away with plenty of violence, breathtaking explosions, and cliffhanger action sequences. A thrill ride! 4/4


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