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Speed (1994)

R  |   |  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 (176) »

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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

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

Jack Nicholson and Robert De Niro were considered for the role of Howard Payne. See more »

Goofs

When Jack first approaches the bus while driving Tuneman's Jag, he yells as loudly as he can to the driver "THERE'S A BOMB ON THE BUS!" The driver can't hear him, even with the window open. He also can't hear Tuneman who is another foot closer. But when Jack maneuvers around to the other side of the bus where the door is, the driver can suddenly hear him clearly say "stay above 50 mph" even though there is now several additional feet separating them and he is not yelling. 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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Cot
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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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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