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A computer hacker breaks into the computer system of the Seabourn Legend cruise liner and sets it speeding on a collision course into a gigantic oil tanker.

Release Year: 1997

Rating: 3.5/10 (37,479 voted)

Critic's Score: 23/100

Director: Jan de Bont

Stars: Sandra Bullock, Jason Patric, Willem Dafoe

Annie and her policeman boyfriend Alex decide to take a romantic ocean cruise together. Once at sea, however, one of the passengers, a disgruntled computer genius named Giger, disables the ship. Alex must now foil Giger's plans and bring everyone back safely to shore, but how can he outwit a man who can control the entire ship from his keyboard?

Writers: Graham Yost, Jan de Bont

Sandra Bullock - Annie
Jason Patric - Officer Alex Shaw
Willem Dafoe - John Geiger
Temuera Morrison - Juliano
Brian McCardie - Merced
Christine Firkins - Drew
Mike Hagerty - Harvey (as Michael G. Hagerty)
Colleen Camp - Debbie
Lois Chiles - Celeste
Francis Guinan - Rupert
Tamia - Sheri Silver
Jeremy Hotz - Ashton
Enrique Murciano - Alejandro (as Enrique Murciano Jr.)
Jessica Diz - Isabel
Connie Ray - Fran Fisher

Taglines: Rush hour hits the water.

Release Date: 13 June 1997

Filming Locations: Bahamas

Box Office Details

Budget: $160,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $16,158,942 (USA) (15 June 1997) (2615 Screens)

Gross: $164,508,066 (Worldwide)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

At the end of the movie when the tanker truck explodes, what looks like a cow can be seen flying out with the rest of the debris from the tanker, possibly a reference to the flying cow from Twister.

Continuity: When the ship crashes into the house with the little kid and mother, Alex and Juliano take cover under the hot tub. In the next shot, they take cover under the hot tub again.

Maurice: Look what I found in international waters!

User Review

Speed 2: Snooze control

Rating: 3/10

Now I liked Sandra Bullock in the original Speed. I even liked her in that film where she went into a beauty pageant. But in this monstrosity, I just wanted to slap her repeatedly and say "What are you doing!?"

She is just dire. Not in acting (well... any more than usual, anyway) but just in the way her character made you want to shake her until she regained some sense. Whoever was responsible for the script needs a good beating here. Unless I am completely mistaken, her character between the events of the first film and this one, turned into a complete and total airhead bimbo.

Add in Jason Patric (who will never be leading man material) and it seems that only Willem Dafoe was having any fun. Truly awful!

But it is good to see that ocean liners, which may have to weather tropical storms, apparently have windows made of glass so easy to break that anyone can hurl themselves through them on a whim. Priceless cinema.

Avoid this one if you liked the original.

Avoid this one if you expect a thrilling sea drama.

Avoid this one if you like Sandra Bullock.

Avoid this one if....well....just avoid it.