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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

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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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Rush hour hits the water. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Gross USA:

$48,608,066

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$115,900,000
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Alex tries to rescue Drew from the ballast room flood, but they are caught and the water starts to engulf them, he says to her "Hold onto me." Drew is deaf (which Alex knows). See more »

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[in the control room]
John Geiger: [acting drunk] I saw all the lights, thought this was the casino...
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The 20th Century Fox logo fades into the ocean as the opening credits start to roll. 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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slower, poorer...
14 September 2003 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

The enormous success of "Speed" in 1994 could only create a (poor) sequel. The less we can say is that the scriptwriters have got a great narrow-mindedness. Here, the bus was replaced by a cruise ship and the movie doesn't work, partly due to this: a cruise ship can't go as fast as a bus even if it's trapped.

Then, Keanu Reeves' absence can terribly be felt. His replacement is so colorless and listless that Sandra Bullock almost steals the show from him. Moreover, as a rule, "Speed2: cruise control" is supposed to be a suspense film. Well, in this case, where's the suspense? The filmmaker doesn't succeed in creating the suspense and he even can't create a disturbing atmosphere. The end of the movie falls into the ridiculous when the ship is entering the dock and destroys everything in its path.

At the end: one of the worst sequels ever made.


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