Speed (Blu-ray) (1994)
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|Hold on tight for a rush of pulse-pounding thrills, breathtaking stunts and unexpected romance in a film you'll want to see again and again. Keanu Reeves stars as Jack Traven, an L.A.P.D. SWAT team specialist who is sent to diffuse a bomb that a revenge-driven extortionist (Dennis Hopper) has planted on a bus. But until he does, Jack and passenger Sandra Bullock must keep the bus speeding through the streets of Los Angeles at more than 50 miles per hour - or the bomb will explode. A high-octane chase of suspense, non-stop action and surprise twists, Speed is a joyride sure to keep everyone on the edge of their seats. System Requirements:Running Time 116 Mins.Format: BLU-RAY DISC|
"...a crackling blend of suspense and fun... Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"Hang on for a wild and crazy ride. Pia Lindstrom, WNBC-TV
"...the film's sheer cut-to-the-chase straightfowardness is part of its appeal...[with] a terrific villain [in Hopper]... Richard Schickel, Time
"Two very enthusiastic thumbs up! Siskel & Ebert
Editor's NoteSPEED: 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.
Cast & Crew
|Andrzej Bartkowiak - Cinematographer|
|Graham Yost - Writer|
|Ian Bryce - Executive Producer|
|Jackson De Govia - Production Designer|
|Jan de Bont - Director|
|John R. Jensen - Art Director|
|John Wright - Editor|
|Mark Gordon - Producer|
|Mark Mancina - Original Music By|
Plot SummaryJack 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.
|British Academy Awards, John Wright, Best Editing|
|British Academy Awards, Bob Beemer, et. al., Best Sound|
|MTV Award, Speed, Best Action Sequence|
|MTV Award, Sandra Bullock, Best Female Performance|
|MTV Award, Sandra Bullock, Most Desirable Female|
|MTV Award, Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves, Best On-Screen Duo|
|MTV Award, Dennis Hopper, Best Villain|
|Oscar, Stephen Hunter Flick, Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing|
|Oscar, Gregg Landaker, et. al., Best Sound|
|Oscar, John Wright, Best Film Editing|