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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Christine Firkins ...
Harvey (as Michael G. Hagerty)
Jeremy Hotz ...
Alejandro (as Enrique Murciano Jr.)


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 notices another passenger act peculiar, 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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From the director of "Speed" and "Twister" See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

13 June 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Speed II  »

Box Office


$160,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$48,068,396 (USA) (5 September 1997)

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Matthew McConaughey was one of the male stars considered once Keanu Reeves bailed. See more »


When Alex is in the water, after the winch snaps off and he is climbing back onto the access door, the ocean is not moving, even though they are supposed to be traveling at 17 knots. See more »


Annie Porter: Jack, he was never the romantic type. For our anniversary he gives me pepper spray. PEPPER SPRAY. I think it's perfume. I end up in the emergency room.
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Crazy Credits

No oceans were polluted during the filming of this movie. See more »


Referenced in Siskel & Ebert: Men in Black/Wild America/Out to Sea (1997) See more »


A Namorada
Written and Performed by Carlinhos Brown
Produced by 'Wally Badaroau' and Arto Lindsay
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slower, poorer...
14 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

The enormous success of "Speed" in 1994 could only create a (poor) sequel. The less we can say is that the scriptwriters have got a great narrow-mindedness. Here, the bus was replaced by a cruise ship and the movie doesn't work, partly due to this: a cruise ship can't go as fast as a bus even if it's trapped.

Then, Keanu Reeves' absence can terribly be felt. His replacement is so colorless and listless that Sandra Bullock almost steals the show from him. Moreover, as a rule, "Speed2: cruise control" is supposed to be a suspense film. Well, in this case, where's the suspense? The filmmaker doesn't succeed in creating the suspense and he even can't create a disturbing atmosphere. The end of the movie falls into the ridiculous when the ship is entering the dock and destroys everything in its path.

At the end: one of the worst sequels ever made.

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