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Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 13 June 1997 (USA)
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 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 »


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

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13 June 1997 (USA)  »

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Speed II  »

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$160,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,158,942, 15 June 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$48,608,066

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$115,900,000
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Although the movie was close to being universally panned by film critics, Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel were among the very few critics to give the movie a positive review. Before his death, Ebert stated that this was the review he had to defend more than any other he had written, and that it was the one most often cited as an example of him being a poor film critic. See more »

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When attempting to stuck the cable in the propellers, the orange rope holding Alex changes from loose to tight between takes. See more »

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Maurice: Look what I found in international waters!
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The 20th Century Fox logo fades into the ocean as the opening credits start to roll. See more »

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The Tide Is High
Written by John Holt (as J. Holt)
Performed by Maxi Priest
Produced by Lowell 'Sly' Dunbar (as Sly Dunbar) & Robbie Shakespeare
Maxi Priest appears courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc.
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Everyone to the lifeboats! Women, children and paying moviegoers first.
19 June 2002 | by See all my reviews

Let the screenwriters and director go down with the ship I say. As the sun sets slowly in the West, Speed 2: Cruise Control sinks without a trace. The sequel to 1995's surprise drive-a-bus hit has barely caused a ripple at the box office. The threadbare script is mostly to blame. It consists almost entirely of simplistic, exclamation-point dialogue like, "We're gonna crash!" "We're going too fast!" "Do something!" "This isn't happening!" "We gotta get him outta here!" "There's not much time left!" and the ever useful, "Oh, s**t!"

There is, indeed, not much time left for characterization or interpersonal drama. Speed 2 gets off to a winky-dinky start with Sandra Bullock taking yet another disastrous driving test. Bullock's natural charm can go only so far, however, and you keep wanting to throw her a life preserver or a new script. As people drop dead around her, she must continue to whine about the ruination of her vacation. Bullock doesn't get a lot of help from blandish co-star Jason Patric, who plays her cop boyfriend. The nasty, computer-literate villain, who likes to attach blood-sucking leeches to his body, is certainly quirky. Willem Dafoe, who's pretty quirky himself, does what he can with the overriding vagaries of his character's mad-bomber motivation. The action bits are fairly frequent, but seem anemic when compared to what else is available to fans of such. Director Jan De Bont fared much better in 1996 with the flying cows and funnel clouds of Twister. Speed 2 ends up with some highly anticipated destruction as the cruise ship plows into the island of St. Martin. No matter, as I hear the whole thing was computer-generated anyway. This cruise is no carnival, and could have used a cameo by Kathie Lee. Would loved to have seen Dafoe slap her around a bit.


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