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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Christine Firkins ...
Harvey (as Michael G. Hagerty)
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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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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Gary Oldman turned down the role of the villain, and instead chose to make Air Force One (1997). See more »


When the ship crashes into the house with the little kid and mother, Alex and Juliano take cover under the hot tub. In the next shot, they take cover under the hot tub again. See more »


Alex Shaw: [armed with a gun near a computer in Geiger's room] It ends now. I know who you are.
John Geiger: [over a speaker] I know you too. You look a little wet. You see Alex, I designed this whole Auto Pilot system. My company sold it off to almost every shipping line in the world. But when I got sick, they fired me. I had no defence, they just... threw me away. But now, I have a more aggressive defence system.
[using his computer, Geiger arms an explosive behind the computer near Alex]
John Geiger: [crafty] Tell me Alex, did you ...
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Speed 2 Lost Control
15 January 2005 | by (Philippines) – See all my reviews

Nah, it just isn't worth watching, or renting, why? Well let's just say it didn't live up to the first one. It wasn't very fast paced, or exciting, it was very predictable. And it's mostly them on the boat, trying to get everyone out, because it is out of control. It lost most of the elements the first one had. It didn't have the 'speed' theme, it was mostly a boat out of control, how? Someone just hacked it, and there it went, it wasn't on the threat of terrorists, there wasn't the threat of a bomb explosion, and it wasn't even sinking. Where's the excitement? The movie doesn't even deserve to be called 'Speed' because there was nothing about 'speed' in it, sure it had Sandra Bullock in it, but Keanu Reeves was missing in it. If you want to see a film about a boat out of control, just watch Titanic.

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