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Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)

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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

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Graham Yost (characters), Jan de Bont (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

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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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 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 »


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Rated PG-13 for frenetic disaster action and violence | See all certifications »

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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$48,608,066

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$115,900,000
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The line, "Relationships based on extreme circumstances rarely ever work," is from the end of the first movie, Speed (1994). 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

Alex Shaw: [positively] We gotta spend some time together. We'll get to know each other. Let's go away together.
Annie PorterAlex Shaw: [not convinced] OK, where?
Alex Shaw: [positively] Caribbean.
Annie Porter: [annoyed] Oh, the Caribbean, do you have a concussion? We work 6 days a week, Alex. We've never even been away for a weekend.
[Alex takes a plastic blue envelope out of his pocket and shows it to Annie]
Alex Shaw: I was gonna surprise you tonight, but uh...
[Annie opens the envelope, revealing tickets]
Alex Shaw: [looking at the tickets] It's a cruise.
Annie Porter: [annoyed] This is so ...
[...]
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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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Can't Help Falling in Love
Written by George David Weiss, Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore
Performed by UB40
UB40 appears courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd.
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Speed 2: Snooze control
7 April 2003 | by Rob_TaylorSee 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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