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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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From the director of "Speed" and "Twister" 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, 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

There is no reason for a chainsaw to be aboard a boat. Especially a cruise ship. The chainsaw's sole purpose is to cut wood, specifically trees. Also, the exhaust fumes from running a gas powered chainsaw indoors would be hazardous to all involved. See more »

Quotes

Alejandro: [half dressed] I took off mine...
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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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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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You'll know why Keanu turned down this crummy sequel when you see it
2 March 2007 | by Smells_Like_CheeseSee 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.

2/10


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