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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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Jan de Bont

Writers:

Graham Yost (characters), Jan de Bont (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandra Bullock ... Annie
Jason Patric ... Officer Alex Shaw
Willem Dafoe ... John Geiger
Temuera Morrison ... Juliano
Brian McCardie ... Merced
Christine Firkins Christine Firkins ... Drew
Mike Hagerty ... Harvey (as Michael G. Hagerty)
Colleen Camp ... Debbie
Lois Chiles ... Celeste
Francis Guinan ... Rupert
Tamia ... Sheri Silver
Jeremy Hotz ... Ashton
Enrique Murciano ... Alejandro (as Enrique Murciano Jr.)
Jessica Diz ... Isabel
Connie Ray ... Fran Fisher
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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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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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Trivia

Sandra Bullock agreed to star in this film in order to get financing for her pet project Hope Floats (1998). See more »

Goofs

After appearing barefoot and taking off his white shirt, Alex appears in the next scene wearing a black shirt and black sneakers. See more »

Quotes

Annie Porter: His name's Geiger.
Alex Shaw: Oh.
Annie Porter: Yeah, yeah. We talked.
Alex Shaw: Doesn't seem very interested in Golf for someone who had a fit about his clubs though.
Annie Porter: Why do you say that?
Alex Shaw: Well, tournament's on right behind him - he hasn't even glanced at the TV.
Annie Porter: You're absolutely right. Honey, I think we need to go and arrest him.
[Annie starts to make her way towards the bar]
Annie Porter: [calling] Excuse me! Excuse...
Alex Shaw: [grabs Annie] Whoa, whoa, whoa whoa.
[...]
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

The network TV version of the film makes the following changes:
  • The final scene of the theatrical version of the film where Annie is repeating her drivers test is shown at the very beginning.
  • An additional scene was added showing Annie and Alex driving to the port and riding a dinghy to the ship where Annie first meets Geiger.
  • The name of the cruise ship was changed to "S.S. Legend".
  • An additional scene was added showing crew of the Eindhoven Lion extinguishing the oil tanker after the bow thruster scene.
  • An extended boat crash scene was added with more dialogue between the crew on the ship.
  • An extended scene was added showing Alex walking through a crashed house and through St. Martin after jumping off the ship.
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A Namorada
Written and Performed by Carlinhos Brown
Produced by 'Wally Badaroau' and Arto Lindsay
Courtesy of EMI Odeon/Delabel
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Episodic sequel lacking the original's thematic strength
28 March 2019 | by shakercoolaSee all my reviews

An American action adventure thriller and sequel to the 1994 hit "Speed". Sadly, this follow up set on a slow moving cruise ship lacked the impetus of the original's theme-as-action. It has some very impressive stunts and it never fails to look busy, but the story is crammed with too many action events and has a drab script. The dialogue is cliched, the characterization as thin as gruel, the plot devices overfamiliar, and the action sequences fail to generate any excitement. Jason Patric fails to fully impose himself as the lead and Sandra Bullock is disappointingly sidelined into producing a frenetic character and she ends up overworking her character. Willem Dafoe looks the part but acts tough rather than playing tough. All in all, it's action packed but froths over. The finale does justify sticking with it because back in 1997 it was most expensive stunt ever filmed.


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Country:

USA

Release Date:

13 June 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Speed II See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$160,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,158,942, 15 June 1997

Gross USA:

$48,608,066

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$164,508,066
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2:39 : 1
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