Speed (1994) Poster



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Followed by 

Remade as 

Speed in 60 Seconds (2008) (TV Short)

Edited into 

The Making of 'Speed' (1994) (TV Special)
Epicenter (2000)


The Wages of Fear (1953)
Action thriller about a vehicle that may explode if it is not driven in a certain way
Gigantor (1964) (TV Series)
Dark Star (1974)
Cannonball! (1976)
Sudden Impact (1983)
Runaway Train (1985)
Die Hard (1988)
This name is on the truck used by the terrorists in Die Hard and Die Hard: With a Vengeance is Pacific Courier. The plane destroyed by the exploding bus in Speed has the logo "Pacific Courier Freight" on its side. This is an in joke by production designer Jackson De Govia.

Referenced in 

Family Matters: To Be or Not to Be: Part 1 (1994) (TV Episode)
Harriette mentions that Speed is playing at the theater.
The Beat: Episode #2.37 (1994) (TV Episode)
Film review.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Code Name: Diamond Head (1994) (TV Episode)
Tom (as a bus passes by): "'Speed,' starring Keanu Reeves"
From Beijing with Love (1994)
Movie poster in mall
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Last of the Wild Horses (1994) (TV Episode)
Crow (as Jack Traven): "If the horse drops below 50, it will explode."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Sinister Urge (1994) (TV Episode)
Dr. Forrester finds a ticket stub for this movie among Frank's belongings.
Dumb & Dumber (1994)
Both characters are named Harry and are played by Jeff Daniels
Friends: The One Where the Monkey Gets Away (1995) (TV Episode)
Phoebe mentions a film where a bus is running too fast
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Angels' Revenge (1995) (TV Episode)
Crow: What do you do? Shoot the hostage.
Jury Duty (1995)
Privacy (1995)
The films poster is emphasised in the beginning
The Red Green Show: Men's Night on the Mountain (1995) (TV Episode)
Edgar claims the bus exploding is not real, that when a bus explodes it doesn't create a big fireball
Independence Day (1996)
A car crashes through a billboard for the movie
Il giorno della prima di Close Up (1996) (Short)
The movie is mentioned in a conversation
The Oprah Winfrey Show: Summer Movie Reviews (1996) (TV Episode)
An audience member's wrong answer to a trivia question.
The Simpsons: The Springfield Files (1997) (TV Episode)
Homer: I saw this in a movie about a bus that had to speed around the city, keeping its speed over fifty, and if its speed dropped, the bus would explode! I think it was called "The Bus That Couldn't Slow Down."
Just Write (1997)
Teen on last scene with tour bus says that this just like the bus in Speed.
Caroline in the City: Caroline and the Wayward Husband (1997) (TV Episode)
When Annie is about to shoot her scene with Shadoe Stevens, the director explains the situation - a bus raced through town because a bomb exploded if the bus went below 50mph. Annie is about to point out that this has been done before, but only gets as far as "Didn't Sandra Bullock do a little movie called 'Sp...'" when the writer and the director shut her up.
Hacks (1997)
referenced by Lisa Kudrow
Seinfeld: The Serenity Now (1997) (TV Episode)
Frank mentions watching a movie "with the girl from the bus"
Best Men (1997)
Grand Theft Auto (1997) (Video Game)
A side-mission involves driving a bus for a certain period of a time without going below a certain speed.
Mad About You: Speed Baby (1997) (TV Episode)
Title and scene with a taxi driver named Keanu.
Sammy the Screenplay (1997) (Video)
The lead character "Sammy the Screenplay" is described as 'Speed' meets 'Naked Lunch'.
Siskel & Ebert: Speed 2/Broken English/Ulee's Gold/Temptress Moon/Wedding Bell Blues (1997) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in reference to the sequel.
Armageddon (1998)
Harry: "Relationships based on extreme circumstances rarely ever work,"
The X-Files: Drive (1998) (TV Episode)
When asking Crump about his condition, Mulder says "I think I saw that movie."
Kill the Man (1999)
HBO First Look: The Haunting (1999) (TV Episode)
mentioned once
Action: Blowhard (1999) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Peter and Sandra's sex tape
Gun Shy (2000)
Sandra Bullock boards a bus with the familiar 2525 serial number
Spider-Man (2000) (Video Game)
The Accidental Spy (2001)
Scene of evacuating people from moving vehicle that will supposedly explode if stopped.
The Simpsons: Bye Bye Nerdie (2001) (TV Episode)
In the school bus, Milhouse says "This is like Speed 2, but on a bus instead of a boat". The joke here is because the original speed was on a bus, not a boat but Milhouse doesn't realise.
World's Scariest Police Chases (2001) (Video Game)
Family Guy: Lethal Weapons (2001) (TV Episode)
Peter watches "Speed 3: Glacier of Doom" on TV.
Shawshank: The Redeeming Feature (2001) (TV Movie)
Mentioned by Mark Kermode.
Will & Grace: Cheatin' Trouble Blues (2002) (TV Episode)
Karen tells Jack she's afraid of elevators and outlines the plot of 'Speed' as the reason.
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Guilty! (2002) (TV Episode)
When Sabrina is riding on the bus in this episode, she walks towards the front of the bus and the bus driver tells her "Hey, Sandra Bullock! Stay behind the yellow line!" - a reference to Sandra Bullock's character (Annie) in Speed, who rides on a bus and ends up driving it. Also, this quote is very similar to Sandra Bullock's words in the movie when she tells bus passenger Ortiz to get behind the yellow line.
Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven (2002) (Video Game)
In Free Ride Extreme there is one mission where you have to take a truck to a certain destination.The only problem is that you have to get the truck at 34 mph and if the truck goes less then 34 mph then it will explode. In the movie Speed the bus had to go more than 50mph or else it would explode
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002) (Video Game)
In a mission, you're not allowed to slow down until you defuse the bomb, otherwise it'll blow.
Angel: Salvage (2003) (TV Episode)
Angelus: The question is, what do you do hotshot? What do you do?
According to Jim: Imaginary Friend (2003) (TV Episode)
One of Jim's stories about Gus, his imaginary friend, follows the plot of Speed.
Andy Richter Controls the Universe: Final Fantasy (2003) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Andy
101 Biggest Celebrity Oops (2004) (TV Special)
Actors turn down roles: Halle Berry - "Speed"
Taxi (2004)
The bank robbers' car jumps a huge gap in the unfinished bridge, just as the bus does on the LA freeway.
The Incredibles (2004)
The shot of the RV's back wheels landing on the expressway mirrors the bus' wheels landing after the jump.
Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction (2005) (Video Game)
There is a challenge in Mercenaries titled "Speed!" and the mission involves getting in a bus and maintaining a certain speed. Also, in the mission description, the first line is "Pop quiz, hotshot!", referencing the line Howard Payne says to Jack Traven in Speed.
The Helix... Loaded (2005)
Nuvo (Keanu character) talks about it
Confession (2005)
in Luther's hidden DVD collection
Filmography: Keanu Reeves (2005) (TV Episode)
Shows clips with Keanu Reeves.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Killer (2006) (TV Episode)
Brass and the bus driver discuss "Speed".
Pursuit Force (2006) (Video Game)
In one of the missions you must board a bus and keep the speed up until all the passengers can dissembark.
NCIS: Bait (2006) (TV Episode)
Ziva suggests that Tony got the idea for the surveillance tape-loop from "Speed".
2006 MTV Movie Awards (2006) (TV Special)
Referenced by Bullock and Reeves
Richard & Judy: Episode dated 19 June 2006 (2006) (TV Episode)
The question to qualify for the game is who played the lead female character in Speed, then Richard talks about the film.
The Guardian (2006)
when ben is teaching class, jake jokingly answers a question regarding hostage takeovers "shoot the hostage" refering to the movie speed
Gilmore Girls: That's What You Get, Folks, for Makin' Whoopee (2006) (TV Episode)
T.J. mentions the film, saying that it also describes Luke and Lorelai.
Unaccompanied Minors (2006)
escape by looping footage
The Winner: Broken Home (2007) (TV Episode)
poster seen in video store
Crap Shoot: The Documentary (2007)
Mentioned in film.
Allemaal film: De gouden jaren (2007) (TV Episode)
Jeroen Krabbé mentions this film
Baghead (2008)
movie on shelf
The Eye (2008)
Sydney says "there's a bomb on the bus!"
Street Kings (2008)
Tom Ludlow says, in passing, "Harry! I thought you were dead!" to a homicide detective extra. Harry was Keanu Reeves (who plays Tom Ludlow) partner in Speed.
Bolt (2008)
When Bolt threatens to drop Mittens from the overpass unless she tells him where Penny is, the bus from Speed (1994) (with 2525 on the roof) passes underneath.
The Day the Earth Stood Still: T4 Movie Special (2008) (TV Movie)
mentioned once
Psych: Truer Lies (2009) (TV Episode)
Shawn says to Ryan: "Let me guess. There's a bomb on a bus, and, if it goes below 50 miles per hour, the whole thing's gonna explode."
Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Gene E. (2009) (TV Episode)
Shake compares his screenplay to Speed
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Monsters vs Aliens/The Haunting in Connecticut/12 Rounds (2009) (TV Episode)
Brett says that each 'Round' in 12 Rounds is basically a short sequel to this film
Saturday Night Live: Will Ferrell/Green Day (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by stand up comedian at funeral. Reference to screenwriter Graham Yost and movie mentioned by name.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.173 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in a $1,000 question
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Year One/Whatever Works/The Proposal (2009) (TV Episode)
Ellen: "Not since Speed have I wanted Sandra Bullock to hit something so hard."
Loose Women: Episode #13.223 (2009) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned.
Bollywood Hero: Episode #1.1 (2009) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during Keanu Reeves' speech
Cleanflix (2009)
DVD cover
Psych: Shawn Gets the Yips (2009) (TV Episode)
Shawn says, "I'm starring in the elliptical version of 'Speed.'"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.1 (2010) (TV Episode)
Jay says that the first movie was about a bus, but the third will be about a Toyota
Tosh.0: Make It Snow Girl (2010) (TV Episode)
Referenced in dialogue
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 5 (2010) (TV Episode)
Included in a $15,000 question
Bad Movie Beatdown: The Specialist (2010) (TV Episode)
other 1994 bomb movies are discussed
Life as We Know It (2010)
While singing 'The Wheels of the bus go round and round', Messer improvises 'and then Keanu Reeves saves the bus'
Love & Other Drugs (2010)
The shots of Jamie driving in his sports car alongside the bus and asking for it to pull over directly mirror those in the film.
Shameful Sequels: Halloween 2 (2010) (TV Episode)
"Oh look, it's that bloke from... Twister, was it? Speed?"
After Lately: Weekend at Chelsea's (2011) (TV Episode)
Chris mentions the movie by name.
Cougar Town: Walls (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Aria the Scarlet Ammo: First Mission (2011) (TV Episode)
This entire episode is a reference to Speed
Bob's Burgers: Weekend at Mort's (2011) (TV Episode)
Bob builds a model of the bus from Speed.
Tosh.0: Leprechaun in Mobile (Investigation) (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Phineas and Ferb: Mommy Can You Hear Me?/Road Trip (2011) (TV Episode)
Perry, hanging underneath a fast-moving RV, looks at the nearby wheels that might run him over
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: The Mysterious Mare Do Well (2011) (TV Episode)
The theme to this film plays as a cart rolls uncontrollably downhill.
Charlie Brooker's 2011 Wipe (2011) (TV Movie)
When discussing The King's Speech, Charlie says "He absolutely can't drop below 60 words per minute or the bomb on the bus will explode"
Justice League: Doom (2012) (Video)
Flash has a bomb attached to his wrist & it will expolde if he drops below 50 mph
21 Jump Street (2012)
the "Pop Quiznos" part during the final chase with the improvised bomb is a reference to this movie
New Girl: Kids (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Winston.
What's the Difference? (2012) (Short)
Music from this film used
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Sandra Bullock/Blake Shelton/Vintage Trouble (2014) (TV Episode)
Jay asks Sandra Bullock how her life changed after the film
Need for Speed (2014)
Referenced in dialogue as Benny describes a near-collision with a bus as "like something out of Speed".
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Desert Bus (2014) (TV Episode)
Nerd jokes that Dennis Hopper has a bomb aboard the bus
Graceland: Magic Number (2014) (TV Episode)
"What do you do, hotshot? What do you do?"
Shipping Wars: Smooth Sailin', Rough Ridin' (2014) (TV Episode)
multiple references during shipment of Speed memorabilia
Fresh Off the Boat: Persistent Romeo (2015) (TV Episode)
Listed on "Coming Soon" board in video store.

Featured in 

HBO First Look: The Making of 'Speed' (1994) (TV Episode)
Siskel & Ebert: Villains: So Bad, They're Good (1995) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown.
20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years (1997) (TV Movie)
main title shown
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies (2001) (TV Special)
This film is #99 on the list.
Don't Say a Word (2001)
Seen on TV.
24: Day 3: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (2003) (TV Episode)
Guard is watching it.
I Love the '90s: 1994 (2004) (TV Episode)
Footage from this film was edited into this mini-series.
Paparazzi (2004)
There is footage from Speed in the movie. In the creditroll, right after the music-credits, you see that there is footage included from the movie Speed.
Biography: Sandra Bullock: In the Driver's Seat (2005) (TV Episode)
Clips from the movie are shown.
20 to 1: Magnificent Movies (2006) (TV Episode)
Some clips from this movie are shown when it is the subject of a segment.
Shameful Sequels: Speed 2: Cruise Control (2009) (TV Episode)
recapping the original
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.43 (2009) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown as part of a montage of Sandra Bullock's films to introduce her
20 to 1: Blockbuster Heroes (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on Jack Traven.
Smashing UK Top 10: Top 10 Terrorist Films (2013) (TV Episode)
Top 40 Ultimate Action Movies (2014) (TV Movie)
Number 14 in the Countdown


Spoofed in 

The Critic: From Chunk to Hunk (1995) (TV Episode)
Jay reviews Keanu Reeves in "Speed Reading"
Animaniacs: A Hard Day's Warners/Gimme a Break/Please Please Please Get a Life Foundation (1995) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in the "Gimme a Break" segment
Spy Hard (1996)
The Simpsons: Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala-Annoyed-Grunt-cious (1997) (TV Episode)
Bart pop quizzing Sherry Bobbins about if she catches him with a Playdude spoofs Dennis Hopper quizzing Keanu Reeves in Speed
Trojan War (1997)
Spice World (1997)
Father Ted: Speed 3 (1998) (TV Episode)
This episode spoofs the film "Speed".
Chill Factor (1999)
In this film, a canister needs to be kept under 50 degrees. In Speed, a bomb is armed at 50MPH, and set to go off if it goes below 50 mph.
South Park: 4th Grade (2000) (TV Episode)
Timmy's wheelchair is travelling at turbo speed and can't be stopped for fear of detonating explosives on it, spoofing the plot of this movie.
Juan & Ted: Wanted (2000)
The Speed bus ride was spoofed.
I Downloaded a Ghost (2004) (TV Movie)
In the bus he's talking like Keanu Reeves and says: 'Do not go below 90'
The Polar Express (2004)
The hobo gets disinegrated by the tunnel roof, just like Payne gets decapitated by the subway tunnel's warning light.
Top Gear: Episode #5.7 (2004) (TV Episode)
Jeremy mentions a car being rigged with explosives that explode when the car goes slower than 100 mph
Robot Chicken: Operation Rich in Spirit (2005) (TV Episode)
Keanu Reeves' same bland character in different movies
Robot Chicken: Donkey Punch (2006) (TV Episode)
"Speed 3"
Family Guy: No Chris Left Behind (2007) (TV Episode)
The subway train leaves the tracks and the subway station in the same way as the one in Speed
MythBusters: Super Sized Myths! (2007) (TV Episode)
Grant and Kari spoof Speed while in the school bus.

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