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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.

Director:

Jan de Bont

Writers:

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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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Connie Ray and Sandra Bullock also acted together in Hope Floats (1998). See more »

Goofs

No ship has ever been - or ever will be built without having emergency fuel shutoff devices that can be manually operated. See more »

Quotes

Juliano: With all due respect miss, this is not your car, this is a cruise liner!
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Crazy Credits

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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Connections

Referenced in Supernatural: The Werther Project (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Make Tonight Beautiful
Written by Diane Warren
Performed by Tamia
Produced by Keith Thomas for Yellow Elephant Music, Inc.
through courtesy of Sony Music, a Group of Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Tamia appears courtesy of Qwest Records
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A big boat full of crap
6 June 2004 | by lambaldySee all my reviews

Speed. the first movie wasn't that bad, and so the other day I decided to watch speed 2, which appeared on television here. (god knows why) After 2 minutes I realized why Keanu didn't accept the role for this second part. The entire movie is filled with extremely bad timed jokes and unrealism beyond recognition... The killer being sandra bullock chainsawing open a fire door with people trapped behind that door (as if there wouldn't be an emergency handle, and what the **** is a chainsaw doing near the cabins?!?) After completing this task sandra keeps the chainsaw in the opening she just made. the people look at her and say she has to get out of the way with the chainsaw. she looks back, doesn't respond. They have to ask AGAIN and then she's all like: "oh oh oh, yeah yeah yeah yeah, sorry sorry sorry." taking another 5 minutes to apologize before she finally removes the roaring blade....

another great feature about this movie is the fact that people have to die 4 times before actually dying, or other impossible things that somehow the actors can make possible with their magic wand or something. a nice example: **** SPOILER **** The bad guy (i didn't even bother remembering his name) is flying one of those water planes. He isn't really paying attention as he flies over an oil tanker and hits the mast with a speed over 50 mph at minimum... Instead of crashing down or getting hit off course, nooo... the plane instantly stops and gets stuck at the top of the mast. The bad guy naturally hasn't a scratch. Then suddenly the plane decides to explode, taking the entire oil tanker with it. Of course there couldn't be any safety measures on board, since oil isn't flammable at all.

anyway my conclusion is that speed 2 is a blown up piece of poo, and should have never been made. this is one of those movies just to get people in the seats, leaving them to die of boredom in the theatre. (and was probably a career killer for sandra bullock, too....)


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