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“A movie that tried to shake Keanu Reeves "whoa dude" image before the Matrix put it back in for him. It showed that action movies don't need to be full of blood and guns to be
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The Big Scene: Jack buys some doughnuts and then a bus near him explodes.  The mad bomber then calls Jack up and tells him there's a bomb on bus 2525.  Jack then decides
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“Not sure what he was thinking with this one... I might have to go back and re-watch it.  I might have a better appreciation for this one now then from when it first came
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Speed is a 1994 American action/thriller film directed by Jan de Bont, and set in Los Angeles. It focuses on an LAPD officer, Police Officer IIIJack Traven, who tries to arrest an bomber/extortionist. After the bomber escapes, he sets up a bomb on a city bus which Traven boards and must keep moving above 50 miles per hour (80 km/h) or the bomb will explode. The film stars Keanu ReevesDennis HopperSandra Bullock,Joe Morton and Jeff Daniels. In 1995, it won two Academy Awards for Best Sound and Best Sound Effects Editing.


Police Officer III Jack Traven and his partner Police Officer III Harry Temple, a veteran with over ten years on the force, are explosives experts in LAPD SWAT. A disgruntled retired Atlanta bomb squad sergeant, Howard Payne, is holding a group of thirteen office workers trapped in anexpress elevator for ransom. Charges have already taken out the cables, and Payne wants $5 million or he will blow the emergency brakes. Jack and Harry manage to rescue the hostages before Payne sends the elevator plummeting to the basement. They find Payne in a freight elevator. Payne manages to hold Harry hostage, but after a brief standoff, Jack follows Harry's insistent urging to "shoot the hostage" to take him out of the equation. Payne escapes and sets off a small explosion in the parking garage that knocks Jack unconscious ...

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