IMDb > Speed (1994) > Parents Guide
Speed
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guide
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Parents Guide for
Speed (1994) More at IMDbPro »

The content of this page was created directly by users and has not been screened or verified by IMDb staff.
Since the beliefs that parents want to instill in their children can vary greatly, we ask that, instead of adding your personal opinions about what is right or wrong in a film, you use this feature to help parents make informed viewing decisions by describing the facts of relevant scenes in the title for each one of the different categories: Sex and Nudity, Violence and Gore, Profanity, Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking, and Frightening/Intense Scenes.
Visit our Parents Guide Help to learn more
Unable to edit? Request access

Speed is a great thriller/action movie! A few violent scenes involving killing and stabbing, with blood. There's basically no sex or anything that would make somebody feel uncomfortable except one or two jokes. There's some swearing but it should be okay for kids over 13. Basically no scene with sex or anything that would make somebody feel uncomfortable.

Two people say they can base their relationship off of sex

A guy says he will go home and have sex

There's also some kissing

The film is loaded with explosions and gunplay, but there's not too much blood. And, there is the constant fear of disaster and death. One of the most gruesome scenes is of a security guard being stabbed in the head. In another scene, one of the bus' passengers drops through the floor of the bus and is run over killed. The body is shown being tossed around the freeway for a second or two. And, a fight on top of a subway train causes one man's head to be ripped off violently.

A man gets stabbed viciously in the side of the head through the ear with a screwdriver by another man. Some blood spurts out, but it's brief and not too graphic. Later, when the man falls dead, the whole side of his face and head is covered with blood (not graphic).

A person is shot in the leg deliberately by another man. Blood pours from the bullet wound (not graphic)

A bus explodes with the driver in it.

A man is shot in the shoulder while driving a bus, you see blood pouring out from his bullet wound injury (not graphic). .

Several people have cuts and bruises with some blood.

An explosion makes a woman fall from a moving bus, causing her to be pulled under it and run over by the bus and killed. No blood (vaguely seen due to a lot of dust/smoke).

A man gets shot in the back several times while driving the train and radioing the police. Blood pours from the bullet wounds (not graphic).

A man is decapitated due to hitting his head on an object while moving at high speed on top of a subway train; quick and mostly off-screen.

A SWAT team forcibly breaks into a detached house, but it sets off a bomb man trap that kills the entire team.

Constant cursing throughout the film.

1 use of "pr-ck"

15 uses of "f-ck"

Over 50 uses of "sh-t" (repeatedly)

3 uses of "son of a b--ch"

Lesser forms of swearing, intermittently from beginning to end.

3 uses of bastard

Some uses of "Jesus/Christ"

Some uses of "hell"

1 use of Goddamn

Over 15 uses of "a-s" and "a-shole"

At a gala held for the two police officers, attendees formally drink champagne. Both of the officers clearly get drunk at the end of the party. Several other people drink alchohol and a few people smoke there at the party.

A man drinks beers while watching the news of a bus rigged to explode if it slows down on TV.

The whole film is very intense, as the plot is about a bus that will blow up if it travels under 50mph after it travels at over 50. That means the bus must desperately careen throughout the city, unable to slow down to anything with a high risk of collisions of all varieties.


MPAA:
Rated R for violence and language
Certification:
Argentina:13 / Australia:M / Brazil:14 / Canada:PG / Canada:PA (Manitoba) / Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) / Canada:AA (Ontario) / Canada:G (Quebec) / Finland:K-14 / Finland:K-15/13 (2001 reform re-rating) / Finland:K-16/13 (2012 reform re-rating) / France:Tous publics / Germany:16 / Hungary:16 / Iceland:14 (original rating) / Iceland:16 (video rating) / Ireland:15 / Malaysia:U / Mexico:B / Netherlands:12 / New Zealand:M / Norway:15 / Peru:14 / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:PG / South Korea:15 / Spain:18 / Sweden:15 / UK:15 / USA:R (certificate #32945)

Related Links

Plot summary Plot synopsis User reviews
Plot keywords FAQ Ratings
Awards External reviews Official site
Main details