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Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Crime, Romance  |  13 June 1997 (USA)
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A computer hacker breaks into the computer system of the Seabourn Legend cruise liner and sets it speeding on a collision course into a gigantic oil tanker.

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Annie Porter, the woman who was held on a bus with a bomb attached to it that will go off if it slows down. She dated the cop who saved her but broke up with him because he was constantly putting his life in danger. She would then date a guy named Alex who is also a cop but told her that he does a mundane assignment. But she eventually learns that he works for the same unit that the other guy worked for and is also addicted to danger. She wants to break up with but he surprises her with a cruise. She agrees to go. And he's planning to propose to her. But when he notice another passenger act peculiarly, he can't help but try to find out what's up with him. He's Geiger, a computer man who designed the ship's systems, who was fired. He then takes over the ship's systems and sets it on a course that will send it into a tanker. Alex tries to stop him. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Rated PG-13 for frenetic disaster action and violence | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$160,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,158,942 (USA) (13 June 1997)

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$48,068,396 (USA) (5 September 1997)
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The sequence where the Seabourn Legend rams into port was, at the time, the most expensive stunt ever filmed, accounting for $25,000,000 of the film's $110,000,000 budget. See more »

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After Geiger destroys one of the ship's engines (which consequently disables the starboard propeller), the ship is still able to maintain 17-18 knots cruising speed regardless of the fact that only half of the ships potential thrust is being produced by the single propeller. See more »

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John Geiger: So you've met my nurses? They clean the copper out of my blood. Doctors gave me a couple of years to live, those bloodsuckers might give me a few more.
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A MISERABLE EXPERIENCE....
29 July 1999 | by (Auckland, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

After seeing THE best action movie ever (Speed) I went to this expecting more of the same awesome action.

Instead I was physically sea sick! Sat through the entire thing feeling like I was at sea in a teacup (in the middle of a cyclone), made worse by the terrible acting (even Temuera Morrison wasn't up to par in this) and lame 'action scenes'. The baddie wasn't bad enough, his reasons for hijacking the ship was just plain dumb, and Keanu Reeves, where the heck was he?

This whole flick was over-the-top-bad, trying waaaaay too hard to equal Speed One. But putting all the action on a cruise ship - a SMALL cruise ship at that? There was twice as much action in the elevator scene at the beginning of Speed One!

I found the gigantic tanker explosion, the ship crashing through the dock at the end TOO long and boring. By this time, however, the sea sickness had subsided (probably because the ship had already landed!) The ending would've been easier to bare if the characters hadn't said such dumb cliches....

I think I should've stayed at home....


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