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Director: Jan de Bont     Starring: Sandra Bullock Keanu Reeves
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Format: DVD
Sku: 202076627
UPC: 024543224617
UPC 14: 00024543224617
Rating: Game Rating Code
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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: 125 min.Format: DVD MOVIE

"...a crackling blend of suspense and fun...  Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"Hang on for a wild and crazy ride.  Pia Lindstrom, WNBC-TV
"Two very enthusiastic thumbs up!  Siskel & Ebert

Editor's Note
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.
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Video Features DVD, Sensormatic
Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 2/3/2009
Video Play Time Running Time: 116 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1994
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2232461
Video UPC UPC: 00024543224617
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 2

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color
Cast & Crew
Video Cast Info Dennis Hopper
Video Cast Info Jeff Daniels
Video Cast Info Keanu Reeves
Video Cast Info Sandra Bullock
Video Cast Info Andrzej Bartkowiak - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Graham Yost - Screenplay
Video Cast Info Ian Bryce - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Jackson De Govia - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Jan De Bont - Director
Video Cast Info John Wright - Editor
Video Cast Info Mark Gordon - Producer
Video Cast Info Mark Mancina, et. al. - Original Music By
Plot Summary
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.

Awards


MTV Award (1995)
Video Award Name , Winner, Best Action Sequence

British Academy Awards (1995)
Video Award Name Bob Beemer, et al., Winner, Best Sound

Oscar (1995)
Video Award Name Bob Beemer, et al., Winner, Best Sound

MTV Award (1995)
Video Award Name Dennis Hopper, Winner, Best Villain

British Academy Awards (1995)
Video Award Name John Wright, Winner, Best Editing

Oscar (1995)
   Video Award Name John Wright, Nominee, Best Film Editing

MTV Award (1995)
Video Award Name Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock, Winner, Best On-Screen Duo
Video Award Name Sandra Bullock, Winner, Best Female Performance
Video Award Name Sandra Bullock, Winner, Most Desirable Female

Oscar (1995)
Video Award Name Stephen Hunter Flick, Winner, Best Sound Effects Editing

Professional Reviews

Premiere
"...[De Bont] delivers a wild ride that's worth the fare..." - Recommended 11/01/1994 p.119

Rolling Stone
"...A crackling blend of suspense and fun that gives you the rush of a runaway roller coaster..." 06/30/1994 p.79-80

New York Times
"...Delivers wall-to-wall action....[Reeves has] become an actor of real charisma....Hopper finds new ways to convey crazy menace..." 06/10/1994 p.C12

Entertainment Weekly
"...[A] dazzling action thriller....Even Hitchcock, I think, would have approved..." -- Rating: A 06/17/1994 pp.32-4

USA Today
"...It's one of those won't quit action pics that make Hollywood the frequent envy of world cinema..." -- 3 1/2 out of 4 stars 06/10/1994 p.1D

Los Angeles Times
"...Invigorating....De Bont and his team have turned in a visually sophisticated piece of mayhem that makes the implausible plausible and keeps the thrills coming..." 06/10/1994 p.F1

Chicago Sun-Times
"...It's a smart, inventive thriller....A great entertainment..." 06/10/1994 p.41

Wall Street Journal
"SPEED has become a classic action thriller, and rightly so. It was made in the predigital days when special effects looked real because most of them were real..." 06/12/2009

Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide 10 of 10
...Incredibly kinetic, supercharged action yarn... this is the way to do it--with expert pacing, eye-popping stunts and special effects, and characters who make sense. A bull's-eye! - Leonard Maltin

TIME Magazine 9 of 10
...the film's sheer cut-to-the-chase straightfowardness is part of its appeal. Speed has terrified (and nicely particularized) passengers, a resourceful hero (Keanu Reeves), a gutsy heroine (the always appealing Sandra Bullock) and a terrific villain (Dennis Hopper, doing what he does best - rationalism gone gaga). - Richard Schickel

Product Attributes
Product attributeActor:   Reeves,Keanu
Product attributeLabel:   Fox Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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