Speed 2: Cruise Control

  • PG
  • Jan De Bont (1997)
  • US
  • 119 min
Speed 2: Cruise Control
Film Review
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2 out of 5

Director Jan De Bont's listlessly routine sequel to his own powerhouse original is a massive disappointment. Sandra Bullock reprises her role as Annie Porter who, with cop boyfriend Jason Patric, boards a luxury cruise liner for a holiday. Before you can say "Where's Keanu Reeves?", disgruntled computer genius Willem Dafoe puts his extortion plan into operation and turns their voyage into a titanic nightmare. Bloated set pieces and predictable suspense scupper De Bont's waterlogged effort to re-create at sea what worked so brilliantly on land. Familiarity quickly breeds contempt, with Bullock rather obviously just along for the ride.

Plot Summary

Action thriller sequel starring Sandra Bullock and Jason Patric. When Annie discovers that her policeman boyfriend is not a bicycle patrolman at Los Angeles's Venice Beach but a risk-taking special operative, he offers to take her on a Caribbean cruise as an apology for deceiving her. But their romantic holiday turns out to be anything but plain sailing.

Cast and crew

Cast

Annie
Sandra Bullock
Alex
Jason Patric
Geiger
Willem Dafoe
Juliano
Temuera Morrison
Merced
Brian McCardie
Drew
Christine Firkins
Harvey
Michael G Hagerty
Debbie
Colleen Camp
Celeste
Lois Chiles

Crew

Director
Jan De Bont

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Guidance: 
Edited for violence and language.
Available on video and DVD
Certificate PG
Categories
Drama

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