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Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 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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Alejandro (as Enrique Murciano Jr.)
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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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Rush hour hits the water. 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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Budget:

$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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Jason Patric used his entire salary to finance his film Your Friends & Neighbors (1998). See more »

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While the ship is speeding through the bay, there is a life boat dangling on the side of the ship. When the camera zooms out of the ship's final resting place, the life boat is nowhere in sight. See more »

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John Geiger: What're you gonna do Annie? Splash water on me?
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No oceans were polluted during the filming of this movie. See more »

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References The Poseidon Adventure (1972) See more »

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Crazy (Phil Chill 12
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Written by Mark Morrison and Mykael S. Riley
Performed by Mark Morrison
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp. / Warner Music U.K. Ltd.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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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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