Speed

Speed

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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: A…  See more details below

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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: 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.
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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:
08/20/1996
UPC:
0086162009594
Original Release:
1994
Rating:
R
Source:
20th Century Fox

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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Speed 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
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It was full of action, excitement, and unexpected surprises!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The main part I liked was EVERYTHING! This is a MUST SEE movie. I know this review is kinda late, but what the heck!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have watched this movie since I was a little kid. I love Reeves. He is so Hot. This movie is packed with all kinds of action. I love watching this movie over and over.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sandra Bullock was amazing in this movie. The chemistry between her and Keanu Reeves was perfect, and just enough so it doesn't take away from the movie, but it keeps up the story
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is totally awesome and kicks some serious butt!!! It's a non-stop thrill ride that keeps you on the edge of your seat!!! The chemistry between Keanu and Sandra was perfect, not too much that it becomes a gooey romance movie, and not too little that they weren't interested in each other at all. 2 words: SEE IT!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is off the hook!!!It kicks some serious butt!!!!!!! My cuz and I loved it. This movie is a high-octance chase of supense, non-stop action and surprise twist, SPEED is a joyride sure to keep everyone on the edge of their seats. Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves was amazing and cool in the movie. I luv Reeves he is hot and cool.
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... is spentacular
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This was an excellent movie. I would advise this movie to everyone. The action was great, the actors were great i mean everything about it was or should i say ''is'' great.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was a great movie. The action never let up. My only problem with it was the predictable ending
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first saw the movie ''Speed'' when I was 10 years old, and it has been my favorite movie ever since. It has everything anyone would ever want in a movie~ romance, action, (a tad bit of) gore, sex appeal (Hello?? keanu reeves!), suspence, and comedy. It's terrific! The movie keeps you sitting at the edge of your seat right from the first 30 seconds. I own the movie on DVD, and when it came out on DVD, of course I had to buy it! And Im so glad that i did! Even from opening credits down the elevator shafts you can tell the difference from the movie~ it's so clear!! Plus they got rid of some of the bloopers, and the added extras are wonderful! I love the intervies with Keanu, Sandra, and the rest of the stars, plus the deleted/extended scenes. And I thought that the movie couldnt get any better!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed it so much!Keanu Reeves was excellent in Speed.It kept me excited and nervous all the way. I couldn't miss one moment.And Oh My God! Keanu Reeves was so crazy hot, and was born for the part.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Speed was an intense movie. It had action in it and many parts when you want to go through the T.V and help them because they are in so much trouble.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Speed is the best action movie. It's a fast pace explosive ride. The script, performances, and effects are all excellent.
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speed is the 'best movie ever' i saw it once and i wanted to keep wayching it i went crazy.Especially since it has keanu reeves keanu is a great actor and i want to be an actor myself i hope i get the chance one day to play a role with him in a movie!!!!!
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The only Speed in this movie was my remote control. It truly was horrible. Everything was drawn out and nobody knew their heads from you know what.
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