Movie 'Speed'

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Get ready for rush hour

Los Angeles SWAT cop Jack Traven is up against bomb expert Howard Payne, who's after major ransom money. First it's a rigged elevator in a very tall building. Then it's a rigged bus--if it slows, it will blow, bad enough any day, but a nightmare in LA traffic. And that's still not the end.

United States of America English

  • a.k.a. Speed 1 faux title
  • Speed 1994

Germany German (Deutsch)

Ein Terrorist will drei Millionen Dollar erpressen, oder die zufälligen Geiseln in einem Fahrstuhl fallen 35 Stockwerke in die Tiefe. Doch Jack schafft das Unmögliche: Die Geiseln werden in letzter Sekunde gerettet und der Terrorist stirbt an seiner eigenen Bombe. – Scheinbar! Doch dieser überlebt und erklärt und Jack zu seinem speziellen Feind, dies erfährt der Cop mittels einer grausigen Botschaft: Vor seinen Augen lässt Bombenexperte Payne einen Linienbus explodieren. Doch das war erst der Auftakt! Payne platziert eine weitere, komplizierte Bombe in einen öffentlichen Bus. Die Bombe aktiviert sich selbsttätig, wenn das Fahrzeug schneller als 50 Meilen pro Stunde fährt und detoniert sofort, wenn diese Geschwindigkeit wieder unterschritten wird. Und Jack hat ihr Leben in der Hand. Als der Busfahrer verletzt wird, übernimmt Fahrgast Annie das Steuer. Doch wohin mit einem Bus, der nicht bremsen darf, in der Stadt der Staus?!

France French (Français)

Un jeune policier est aux prises avec un maître chanteur, artificier à la retraite, qui menace de faire sauter un autobus dans lequel il a placé une bombe qu'il peut faire exploser à distance.

Italy Italian (Italiano)

In un grattacielo un malvivente mina un ascensore perché vuole molti milioni di dollari per salvare coloro che l'ascensore trasporta. L'agente speciale Jack Traven e il collega Harry, esperto di esplosivi, intervengono e riescono a sventare il piano criminale. Irritato per l'insuccesso e per il premio conferito a Jack ed Harry, il malvivente mette una bomba su un autobus pubblico: il mezzo, superando le 50 miglia orarie, innesca un ordigno che esploderà, qualora l'autobus marciasse a velocità inferiore. Jack, avvertito dal folle, riesce a salire sull'automezzo che viene dirottato su un autostrada in costruzione, dopo che è stato consentito all'autista, ferito da un terrorista presente a bordo per caso, di essere trasbordato. Alla guida si pone una donna, Annie, che ha avuto dei guai per eccesso di velocità ma ora deve mettere a frutto tutte le sue qualità di pilota, soprattutto per superare una paurosa interruzione stradale.

Part of Speed Collection

Speed is a 1994 American action-thriller film directed by Jan de Bont. LAPD officer Jack Traven becomes the focus of a bomber and extortionist, retired Atlanta bomb squad sergeant Howard Payne. The film stars Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper, Sandra Bullock and Jeff Daniels. The film takes place in Los Angeles in 1993. In 1997, a sequel, Speed 2: Cruise Control, was released. Sandra Bullock agreed to star again as Annie, for financial backing for another project, but Keanu Reeves declined the offer to return as Jack. As a result, Jason Patric was written into the story as Alex Shaw, Annie's new boyfriend, with her and Jack having broken up due to her worry about Jack's dangerous lifestyle. Willem Dafoe starred as the villain John Geiger, and Glenn Plummer (who played Reeves' carjacking victim) also cameos as a boat driver. The film is considered one of the worst sequels of all time.

  • Speed owned

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    • Rating: 69% · 3,129

    Los Angeles SWAT cop Jack Traven is up against bomb expert Howard Payne, who's after major ransom money. First it's a rigged elevator in a very tall building. Then it's a rigged bus--if it slows, it will blow, bad enough any day, but a nightmare in LA traffic. And that's still not the end.

  • Speed 2: Cruise Control not owned

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    • Rating: 43% · 793

    Sandra Bullock and Jason Patric star as a young couple whose dream cruise turns to terror when a lunatic computer genius (Willem Dafoe) sets a new course for destruction.

Release Date
Runtime
Keywords
airport
bomb
bomb planting
bus
bus ride
highway
Genres
Action
Adventure
Crime
Languages
English
Production Countries
flag of United States of America United States of America
Production Companies
United States of America 20th Century Fox
Release Dates
Canada Theatrical A
United States of America Theatrical R
Australia Theatrical M
France Theatrical U
United Kingdom Theatrical 15
Germany Theatrical 16
Ratings
TMDb 69% · 3,130 (more information on website)
IMDb 72% · 303,967 (more information on website)
Rotten Tomatoes® 93% (more information on website)
metacritic 78% (more information on website)

Cast

CharacterPerson
Jack TravenKeanu Reeves
Howard PayneDennis Hopper
Annie PorterSandra Bullock
Capt. McMahonJoe Morton
Harold 'Harry' TempleJeff Daniels
StephensAlan Ruck
Jaguar OwnerGlenn Plummer
NorwoodRichard Lineback
HelenBeth Grant
SamHawthorne James
OrtizCarlos Carrasco
TerryDavid Kriegel
Mrs. KaminoNatsuko Ohama
Bus Passenger #1Simone Gad
Bus Passenger #2Loretta Jean
Bus Passenger #3Sherri Villanueva
RobinMargaret Medina
BagwellJordan Lund
Young ExecutiveRobert Mailhouse
Friend of ExecutivePatrick Fischler
CEOPatrick John Hurley
Female ExecutiveSusan Barnes
S.W.A.T. DriverRick Dano
S.W.A.T. CopMichael Sottile
Baby Carriage Woman #1Jane Crawley
Baby Carriage Woman #2Anne O'Sullivan
CommissionerBeau Starr
BobJohn Capodice
VinceThomas Rosales, Jr.
WorkmanJames DuMont
News Anchor #1Antonio Mora
News Anchor #2Patty Toy
News CameramanTodd Gordon
Reporter #1Bruce Wright
Reporter #2Mark Kriski
Reporter #3Dagny Hultgreen
Train DriverRichard Schiff
CopJoseph Carberry
BartenderSandy Martin
Mrs. McMahonNeisha Folkes-LeMelle
Additional Bus Passenger #1Jim Mapp
Additional Bus Passenger #2Milton Quon
Additional Bus Passenger #3Sonia Jackson
Additional Bus Passenger #4Carmen Williams
Additional Bus Passenger #5Paula Montes
Additional Bus Passenger #6Loyda Ramos
Additional Bus Passenger #7Julia Vera
Additional Bus Passenger #8Marylou Lim
Elevator Passenger #1Brian K. Grant
Elevator Passenger #2Barry Kramer
Elevator Passenger #3Robin McKee
Elevator Passenger #4Paige Goodman
Elevator Passenger #5Christina Fitzgerald
Elevator Passenger #6Tara Thomas
Elevator Passenger #7Cece Tsou
Elevator Passenger #8Michael N. Fujimoto
Elevator Passenger #9Richard Gelb
RayDaniel Villarreal
Bag LadyVeronica Cartwright

Crew

DepartmentJobPerson
ArtArt DirectionJohn R. Jensen
Production DesignJackson De Govia
Set DecorationK.C. Fox
CameraDirector of PhotographyAndrzej Bartkowiak
Costume & Make-UpCostume DesignEllen Mirojnick
Key Hair StylistGus Le Pre
Key Makeup ArtistNorman T. Leavitt
CrewStunt CoordinatorGary Hymes
StuntsKeii Johnston
Patricia Tallman
DirectingDirectorJan de Bont
EditingEditorJohn Wright
ProductionProducerMark Gordon
SoundOriginal Music ComposerMark Mancina