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- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 55 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: February 1, 2005
- Originally Released: 1994
- Label: 20Th Century Fox
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Dolby Digital Surround - French
- DTS 5.1 - English
- Subtitles - English, Spanish - Optional
- Additional Release Material:
- Trailers: THX Trailer
- Audio Commentary:
- Jan De Bont - Director
- Graham Yost - Writer; Mark Gordon - Producer
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Keanu Reeves & Sandra Bullock|
|Performer:||Dennis Hopper, Jeff Daniels, Joe Morton, Alan Ruck & Carlos Carrasco|
|Directed by||Jan de Bont|
|Edited by||John Wright|
|Screenwriting by||Graham Yost & Joss Whedon|
|Composition by||Mark Mancina|
|Produced by||Mark Gordon|
|Director of Photography:||Andrzej Bartkowiak|
Academy Awards 1994 - Best Sound
Academy Awards 1994 - Best Sound Effects Editing
While Speed might be a great teaching aid for high school physics, it can also be used to illustrate concepts of 20th-century Western philosophy. Full Review
Rating: 5/5 -- Believe it or not, the most exciting movie of the year takes place mainly in an elevator, on a city bus and on a train car. Full Review
...It's a smart, inventive thriller....A great entertainment...
Rating: 3/4 -- De Bont has assembled it with masterly precision. And Speed looks terrific. There are breathtaking aerial shots, mind-boggling stunts, and camera positioning that you just don't expect. It's a rocketing eyeful. Full Review
...Delivers wall-to-wall action....[Reeves has] become an actor of real charisma....Hopper finds new ways to convey crazy menace...
New York Times
You wonder how it can maintain its tension for nearly two hours. But as if as if some demonic force is manipulating the action from afar, the movie runs through so many false endings that you may need a defibrillator to make it to the end. Full Review
Rating: 2.5/4 -- Speed kills -- it kills wit, character, charm and empathy. But it does go fast. Since that is its sole reason for existence, one must say it achieves its narrow goal brilliantly. Full Review
SPEED: A mad bomber (Dennis Hopper) is out for revenge against LAPD rookie cop Jack Traven (Keanu Reeves), who, with the help of his partner, Harry Temple (Jeff Daniels), foils the criminals' plot to extort money from the city by holding hostage an elevator full of people. He plants a bomb on a bus, set to arm itself when the vehicle hits 50 mph, and detonate if it drops below that speed. The hero, with the help of a beautiful passenger named Annie (Sandra Bullock), must defuse the explosive device before the bus runs out of gas. This fast-paced thriller received two Academy Awards for Best Sound and Best Sound Effects Editing, as well as a nomination for Best Film Editing.
Jack Traven is a risk-taking SWAT Team officer, pitted against a mad-bomber, Howard Payne. Howard has a pattern of coming up with ingenious, deadly schemes: for example, he rigs an L.A. bus so that, after it reaches a speed of 50 mph, it will explode if it slows to below that rate.
Action | Psychos | Terrorism | Thriller | On-The-Run | On-The-Road | Recommended | Blockbuster | Theatrical Release
- Directorial debut for cinematographer Jan De Bont.
- Released theatrically in the USA June 10, 1994.
- Shot in Panavision Widescreen.
- Rated BBFC 15 by the British Board of Film Classification.
- Copyright 1994 20th Century Fox Film Corporation.
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