Speed

  • 15
  • Jan De Bont (1994)
  • US
  • 111 min
Speed
Film Review
Reviewed By
5 out of 5

This pure adrenaline-pumping entertainment of the highest order sees action man Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock trapped on a crowded LA bus that crazed extortionist Dennis Hopper has primed to explode if its speed falls below 50mph. Slipping smoothly into top gear from the nail-biting scene-setting opening, director Jan De Bont's "Die Hard on the Buses" moves into the fast lane with a nonstop barrage of brilliantly filmed action, nerve-jangling thrills and death-defying stunts. Completely outrageous, over-the-top and as exciting as can be, this wild ride will make you wish your sofa came equipped with seat belts.

Plot Summary

Action thriller starring Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper and Sandra Bullock. A demented extortionist's plan to collect a huge ransom by planting a bomb in an LA skyscraper is thwarted by the reckless bravery of SWAT daredevil Jack Traven. Undeterred, the unhinged bomber sets Traven a sterner test - an even more deadly device on board a commuter-filled bus that will explode if the bus's speed drops below 50mph.

Cast and crew

Cast

Jack Traven
Keanu Reeves
Howard Payne
Dennis Hopper
Annie
Sandra Bullock
Captain McMahon
Joe Morton
Harry
Jeff Daniels
Stephens
Alan Ruck
Jaguar owner
Glenn Plummer
Norwood
Richard Lineback
Helen
Beth Grant
Sam
Hawthorne James
Ortiz
Carlos Carrasco
Terry
David Kriegel

Crew

Director
Jan De Bont

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Guidance: 
Violence and swearing.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate 15
Categories
Drama