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Speed

A 1994 movie starring Keanu Reeves

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A Quick Tip by TheJohn

  • Sep 12, 2010
Great action movie for Keanu Reeves that hes plenty of action and tones down the gore mostly for a solid action film. Dennis Hopper, Joe Morton and Sandra Bullock in her breakout role also star and play they're parts well.
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review by . September 11, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
My brain can beat your bomb.
Speed.  An action movie with little violence but high on thrills and spills.  Other movies try for bigger and better or more accurately messier and more extreme.  Yes I know this is coming from the guy who just lauded Machete for it's bloody carnage, slicings and gooey cellphones but thats a different kind of action movie.  Speed does have some shooting but it's action comes from it's thrills and suspense plus a little bit of suspension of disbelief.      …
Quick Tip by . September 12, 2010
While it's been put aside by biggerer and betterer movies, watch this one again and tell me that it still isn't a calssic action movie that has thrills and keeps the splatter down.
Quick Tip by . September 12, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Entertaining movie if you don't think about reality. Keanu is great eye candy and does a good job of keeping the intensity of the situation going through out the film. Bullock does a good job of playing someone thrown into a stressful situation by chance. To her credit she does not over act the part.
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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.

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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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