Speed

Speed

4.5 26
Director: Jan de Bont

Cast: Jan de Bont, Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper, Sandra Bullock

     
 

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If you don't think Speed is the fastest-moving adventure film ever made, we challenge you to find a faster one. Keanu Reeves stars as an LA Bomb Squad specialist whose principal antagonist is elusive bomber-extortionist Dennis Hopper. Seeking vengeance after his latest ransom scheme is thwarted, Hopper presents a personal challenge to Reeves: ASee more details below

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Overview

If you don't think Speed is the fastest-moving adventure film ever made, we challenge you to find a faster one. Keanu Reeves stars as an LA Bomb Squad specialist whose principal antagonist is elusive bomber-extortionist Dennis Hopper. Seeking vengeance after his latest ransom scheme is thwarted, Hopper presents a personal challenge to Reeves: A wired-for-destruction city bus, which will detonate if the speedometer drops below 50 MPH. Playing the reluctant civilian who is pressed into service as the bus' "substitute driver," leading lady Sandra Bullock became a major star in her own right. Once Speed gets to the meat of its story, the excitement never lets up--not even after the boobytrapped bus is out of the picture.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Speed, which turned Keanu Reeves into the screen’s most unlikely action hero, made an international star of Sandra Bullock, and put Holland-born director Jan De Bont (Twister) on Hollywood’s A-list, is still every bit the heart-pounding thriller you remember from the early '90s. Neither the passage of time nor the parade of imitators detracts one whit from the exhilaration offered by this nonstop thrill ride on an explosives-laden runaway bus. This Five Star Edition comes laden with extras, including commentary by De Bont, screenwriter Graham Yost, and producer Mark Gordon, plus tons of other goodies certain to satisfy any Speed freak.
All Movie Guide
More than just a roller coaster of a movie, Speed might be one of the most action-packed movies ever made. Director Jan de Bont carves away time-consuming story conventions, instead jumping from set piece to set piece, explosion to explosion, at a pace that makes its precursors in the action genre seem slow and ponderous. For the most part, the actors in Speed wisely settle into their one-dimensional parts. Dennis Hopper is the obligatory psycho, and Keanu Reeves, the taciturn, straight-faced hero. The film's standout performance belongs to Sandra Bullock, who gives the proceedings a massive boost: Her charming smart-aleckiness fills the lulls (however brief) between action sequences. De Bont previously made his name as a cinematographer on the elaborate, frenetic Die Hard and Lethal Weapon 3; he would go on to direct Twister and the substandard Speed 2, which also starred Bullock.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/14/2006
UPC:
0024543396055
Original Release:
1994
Rating:
R
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
A
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound]
Time:
1:56:00
Sales rank:
4,500

Special Features

Commentary by director Jan De Bont; Commentary by Screenwriter Graham Yost and producer Mark Gordon; Trivia track; Speed: Takedown Game; Theatrical trailer high definition; Search content; Personal scene selection

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Keanu Reeves Jack Traven
Dennis Hopper Howard Payne
Sandra Bullock Annie Porter
Joe Morton Capt.McMahon
Jeff Daniels Harry
Alan Ruck Stephens
Glenn Plummer Jaguar Owner
Richard Lineback Norwood
Beth Grant Helen
Hawthorne James Sam
Carlos Carrasco Ortiz
David Kriegel Terry
Natsuko Ohama Mrs.Kamino
Daniel Villarreal Ray
Risa Bramon Garcia Actor
Billy Hopkins Actor
Thomas Rosales Coffee Shop Worker

Technical Credits
Jan de Bont Director
Andrzej Bartkowiak Cinematographer
Ian Bryce Executive Producer
Jackson de Govia Production Designer
K.C. Fox Set Decoration/Design
John Frazier Special Effects
Risa Bramon Garcia Casting
Mark Gordon Producer
Billy Hopkins Casting
Gary Hymes Stunts
John R. Jensen Art Director
John Wright Editor
Allison Lyon Co-producer
David MacMillan Sound/Sound Designer
Mark Mancina Score Composer
Louis Mann Set Decoration/Design
Ellen Mirojnick Costumes/Costume Designer
Peter Romero Set Decoration/Design
Kay Rose Sound Editor
David Sardi Asst. Director
Stan Tropp Set Decoration/Design
Graham Yost Screenwriter

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Speed
1. Main Title
2. Hold the Elevator
3. L.A.P.D. Bomb Squad
4. Down the Shaft
5. A Gut Feeling
6. Perilous Rescue
7. He's Here!
8. Heroes
9. The Game Begins
10. The Bus
11. High Speed Pursuit With "Tune Man"
12. Jack on Board
13. Under the Bus
14. Through the Streets: A Hard Right
15. An Empty Freeway
16. Passenger Transfer
17. Watch Your Step
18. Leap of Faith
19. Circling the Runway
20. Jack Gets Off
21. The Plan
22. Howard Payne
23. Belly of the Beast
24. A Costly Mistake
25. Video Games
26. Evacuation
27. The Trap
28. Going Underground
29. On the Train
30. Howard's Headache
31. Full Speed Ahead
32. End Credits

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