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Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)

 -  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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Storyline

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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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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Budget:

$160,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$48,068,396 (USA) (5 September 1997)
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Director Jan de Bont initially felt that Speed (1994) had no sequel potential, but he was contractually obliged to direct a sequel when it was green-lit after the success of the first movie. Many ideas were pitched, including a plane which cannot ascend above a certain altitude without exploding. Finally, de Bont used an idea of his own after he had recurrent nightmares about a cruise ship crashing into an island. See more »

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Early in the movie, when the SWAT officer (male lead) is chasing a delivery van by motorcycle, the rear door of the van flies open and boxes fall onto the road, making the officer swerve repeatedly to avoid a crash. At one point, the van is clearly empty of all remaining boxes, but in the next shot, more are stacked and about to fall out. See more »

Quotes

Alex: Go faster.
Maurice: Give me one good reason!
Alex: If you don't, I'll push you off the boat.
Maurice: That's a good reason.
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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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Crazy (Phil Chill 12
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Written by Mark Morrison and Mykael S. Riley
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By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Speed 2: Snooze control
7 April 2003 | by (London) – See all my reviews

Now I liked Sandra Bullock in the original Speed. I even liked her in that film where she went into a beauty pageant. But in this monstrosity, I just wanted to slap her repeatedly and say "What are you doing!?"

She is just dire. Not in acting (well... any more than usual, anyway) but just in the way her character made you want to shake her until she regained some sense. Whoever was responsible for the script needs a good beating here. Unless I am completely mistaken, her character between the events of the first film and this one, turned into a complete and total airhead bimbo.

Add in Jason Patric (who will never be leading man material) and it seems that only Willem Dafoe was having any fun. Truly awful!

But it is good to see that ocean liners, which may have to weather tropical storms, apparently have windows made of glass so easy to break that anyone can hurl themselves through them on a whim. Priceless cinema.

Avoid this one if you liked the original.

Avoid this one if you expect a thrilling sea drama.

Avoid this one if you like Sandra Bullock.

Avoid this one if....well....just avoid it.


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