Heart-pounding, 90's action bliss. Surprisingly, Hopper was the weak link.
over 5 years
Good old fashion action flick. Don't expect art house - not much of a thinker, but fun!
almost 6 years
Such a classic film! Love it!
over 6 years
almost 7 years
From original 10s list
over 7 years
Cool Keanu movie. Took me a decade to wean me off the phrase "Pop Quiz Asshole"
Speed is a 1994 American action-thriller film directed by Jan de Bont, and set in Los Angeles. LAPD officer Jack Traven becomes the focus of a bomber and extortionist, retired Atlanta bomb squad sergeant, Howard Payne. After Payne escapes his first entanglement with Traven, he sets up a bomb on a city bus that Traven boards and must keep moving above 50 miles per hour or the bomb will explode. The film stars Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper, Sandra Bullock and Jeff Daniels. It won two Academy Awards for Best Sound and Best Sound Effects at the 67th Academy Awards in 1995.
Los Angeles SWAT members Jack Traven (Keanu Reeves) and Harry Temple (Jeff Daniels) prevent the deaths of several civilians in a trapped elevator in a skyscraper, triggered by bombs set by Howard Payne (Dennis Hopper), an embittered retired bomb squad officer. Jack and Harry attempt to stop Payne's escape, but Payne takes Harry hostage. Jack shoots Harry in the leg, forcing Payne to retreat without him; Payne then sets...