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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)
Sheri Silver
Alejandro (as Enrique Murciano Jr.)
Fran Fisher


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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120 Minuten purer Nervenkitzel (120 minutes of pure thrills) 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 USA:

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

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The filmmakers chartered the Seabourn Legend for 6 weeks. Additional scenes were filmed using a false prow built onto the freighter Sturgeon Atlantic. See more »


When Gieger repeatedly swings the lamp towards the captain, the captain continues to move along the wall towards him. Once Gieger's threatening intentions were made clear to the captain, it would have made more sense for him to back AWAY from Gieger when given the opportunity. See more »


Alex Shaw: [referring to the flooding of the ballast room] How much longer?
Merced: Look, I've never let a million gallons of water into a ship before. Gimme a second.
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Crazy Credits

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


Referenced in Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill (1999) See more »


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Written and Performed by Carlinhos Brown
Produced by 'Wally Badaroau' and Arto Lindsay
Courtesy of EMI Odeon/Delabel
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You'll know why Keanu turned down this crummy sequel when you see it
2 March 2007 | by See all my reviews

I was so curious as to what they would do in the sequel of Speed, I just watched Speed today and absolutely loved it! So, I can understand why Keanu turned down the movie, first off not only the script was bad, but the coincidences were beyond ridiculous of Sandra Bullock being in the same position twice and Jason Patrick?! He was so scared of doing a great movie like The Lost Boys, but yet he couldn't hesitate to do this movie? The movie just lost it's course and didn't work on any level, if it had different characters, maybe, but these great actors should know better and check twice before signing onto these sequels.

Annie is with this new policeman, Alex, and he surprises her with cruise tickets. He is planning on asking her to marry him, but that is shortly interrupted when Willaim Defoe is now the super duper bad guy. He is upset that he designed the ships computer system but gets no credit, so guess what? He decides the best way to avenge this is to blow it up! But with Alex on board... yup... you guessed it, he's gonna stop William and save the day! Good for him!

Speed 2: Cruise Control was just a money maker that is truly a fake movie that was really sad. The acting was really bad and Sandra's character went from admirable to just plain annoying. Alex had no character or any sympathy. The explosions were lame and the plot was just beyond unbelievable, poor William, he was probably on medication when he said yes to making this movie. Well, just please stay away from this movie, it'll be a waste of your time.


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