7.7/10
1,580
28 user 27 critic

The Cruise (1998)

PG-13 | | Documentary | 23 October 1998 (USA)
Trailer
1:36 | Trailer
Affectionate portrait of Tim "Speed" Levitch, a tour guide for Manhattan's Gray Line double-decker buses. He talks fast, is in love with the city, and dispenses historical facts, ... See full summary »

Director:

Bennett Miller
5 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

The Question I (2012)
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Born at just 23 weeks and weighing 1 pound, Tyrese's head was the size of an egg. If he survived the night, the doctors said he would live in a vegetative state without the ability to see, speak or think - but he proved them wrong.

Directors: Tyrese Alleyne-Davis, Adetoro Makinde, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Tyrese Alleyne-Davis
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Bennett Miller shows us a day in the life of Scarlett for her debut music video.

Director: Bennett Miller
Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Salman Rushdie
Nespresso: George Who? (Video 2007)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

George walks into a boutique expecting to be mobbed by fans but instead he is ignored or mistaken as a valet as people are too busy enjoying their coffee.

Director: Bennett Miller
Stars: George Clooney, Camilla Belle, Priscilla Shanks
Capote (2005)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In 1959, Truman Capote learns of the murder of a Kansas family and decides to write a book about the case. While researching for his novel In Cold Blood, Capote forms a relationship with one of the killers, Perry Smith, who is on death row.

Director: Bennett Miller
Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Clifton Collins Jr., Catherine Keener
Foxcatcher (2014)
Biography | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

U.S. Olympic wrestling champions and brothers Mark Schultz and Dave Schultz join "Team Foxcatcher", led by eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont, as they train for the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea, but John's self-destructive behavior threatens to consume them all.

Director: Bennett Miller
Stars: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Bennett Miller
Stars: Scarlett Johansson
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A group of children, in a depressed small town, band together to cover up a tragic mistake one summer.

Director: David Gordon Green
Stars: Candace Evanofski, Donald Holden, Damian Jewan Lee
Documentary | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

German-American Dieter Dengler discusses his service as a U.S. naval pilot in the Vietnam War. Dengler also revisits the sites of his capture and eventual escape from the hands of the Viet Cong, recreating many events for the camera.

Director: Werner Herzog
Stars: Dieter Dengler, Werner Herzog, Eugene Deatrick
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

In this war drama blurring the lines between documentary and fiction, the working class and the bourgeoisie of 19th century Paris are interviewed and covered on television, before and during a tragic workers' class revolt.

Director: Peter Watkins
Stars: Eliane Annie Adalto, Pierre Barbieux, Bernard Bombeau
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

An innocent young man witnesses violence break out after an isolated village is inflamed by the arrival of a circus and its peculiar attractions: a giant whale and a mysterious man named "The Prince."

Directors: Béla Tarr, Ágnes Hranitzky
Stars: Lars Rudolph, Peter Fitz, Hanna Schygulla
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy

An old and evil businessman who doesn't believe in Christmas is haunted by three ghosts that shows him the joy of Christmas.

Director: Bennett Miller
Comedy | Drama

A look at the inner-workings of a Hollywood studio during the 1990s.

Director: Bennett Miller
Stars: George Clooney
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Timothy 'Speed' Levitch ... Himself
Edit

Storyline

Affectionate portrait of Tim "Speed" Levitch, a tour guide for Manhattan's Gray Line double-decker buses. He talks fast, is in love with the city, and dispenses historical facts, architectural analysis, and philosophical musings in equal measures. He's reflective and funny about cruising: he loves it, got in it to meet women, and he'd quit work if he could. His personal life is disclosed in small doses: he takes home $200 a week for 20 hours work, home is his suitcase and wherever he can flop, he's been arrested for going out on the roof tops of skyscrapers to see his city; he stands between the towers of the World Trade Center, spins until he's dizzy, then looks up. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

You are 3 1/2 blocks away from infinity. See more »

Genres:

Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I periigisi See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$139,064 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Charter Films Inc. See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Edward Norton's favorite movie. See more »

Quotes

Timothy 'Speed' Levitch: By saying that everyone likes The Grid Plan you're saying, "I'm going to relive all the mistakes my parents made. I'm going to identify and relive all the sorrows my mother ever lived through. I will propagate and create dysfunctional children in the same dysfunctional way that I was raised. I will spread neurosis throughout the landscape and do my best to recreate myself and the damages of my life for the next generation."
See more »


Soundtracks

Death And The Maiden
Written by Franz Schubert
Arranged and Performed by Alex Lasarenko
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Cruise Worth Taking
20 July 2006 | by noisepatrolSee all my reviews

Part Allen Ginsberg, part Woody Allen with a sprinkling of Harvey Fierstein and Albert Camus Timothy Speed Levitch takes you on a unforgettable tour of NYC - The genuineness of his love for NYC, it's history, it's culture is infectious- There is an alluring innocence about Levitch though you can't help wondering what the issue or issues are that darken his soul; is it drugs, his sexuality, mental illness? Add Levitch to the long list of highly actualized, highly troubled human beings whose struggles illuminate the journey. The scene of his visit to the grounds of the twin towers is haunting and you wonder if this film could have been made in post 9/11 world


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 28 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed