Speed

Los Angeles SWAT cop Jack Traven is up against bomb expert Howard Payne, who’s after major ransom money. First it’s a rigged elevator in a very tall building. Then it’s a rigged bus–if it slows, it will blow, bad enough any day, but a nightmare in LA traffic. And that’s still not the end.
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Film Cast:

  • Jack Traven: Keanu Reeves
  • Annie Porter: Sandra Bullock
  • Howard Payne: Dennis Hopper
  • Harold ‘Harry’ Temple: Jeff Daniels
  • Capt. McMahon: Joe Morton
  • Stephens: Alan Ruck
  • Jaguar Owner: Glenn Plummer
  • Norwood: Richard Lineback
  • Helen: Beth Grant
  • Sam: Hawthorne James
  • Ortiz: Carlos Carrasco
  • Terry: David Kriegel
  • Mrs. Kamino: Natsuko Ohama
  • Ray: Daniel Villarreal
  • Bus Passenger #1: Simone Gad
  • Bus Passenger #2: Loretta Jean
  • Bus Passenger #3: Sherri Villanueva
  • Robin: Margaret Medina
  • Bagwell: Jordan Lund
  • Young Executive: Robert Mailhouse
  • Friend of Executive: Patrick Fischler
  • CEO: Patrick John Hurley
  • Female Executive: Susan Barnes
  • S.W.A.T. Driver: Rick Dano
  • S.W.A.T. Cop: Michael Sottile
  • Baby Carriage Woman #1: Jane Crawley
  • Baby Carriage Woman #2: Anne O’Sullivan
  • Commissioner: Beau Starr
  • Bob: John Capodice
  • Vince: Thomas Rosales Jr.
  • Workman: James DuMont
  • News Anchor #1: Antonio Mora
  • News Anchor #2: Patty Toy
  • News Cameraman: Todd Gordon
  • Reporter #1: Bruce Wright
  • Reporter #2: Mark Kriski
  • Reporter #3: Dagny Hultgreen
  • Train Driver: Richard Schiff
  • Cop: Joseph Carberry
  • Bartender: Sandy Martin
  • Mrs. McMahon: Neisha Folkes-LeMelle
  • Additional Bus Passenger #1: Jim Mapp
  • Additional Bus Passenger #2: Milton Quon
  • Additional Bus Passenger #3: Sonia Jackson
  • Additional Bus Passenger #4: Carmen Williams
  • Additional Bus Passenger #5: Paula Montes
  • Additional Bus Passenger #6: Loyda Ramos
  • Additional Bus Passenger #7: Julia Vera
  • Additional Bus Passenger #8: Marylou Lim
  • Elevator Passenger #1: Brian K. Grant
  • Elevator Passenger #2: Barry Kramer
  • Elevator Passenger #3: Robin McKee
  • Elevator Passenger #4: Paige Goodman
  • Elevator Passenger #5: Christina Fitzgerald
  • Elevator Passenger #6: Tara Thomas
  • Elevator Passenger #7: Cece Tsou
  • Elevator Passenger #8: Michael N. Fujimoto
  • Elevator Passenger #9: Richard Gelb
  • Bag Lady (uncredited): Veronica Cartwright
  • S.W.A.T. Officer #1 on Flatbed Truck (uncredited): Scott Wilder

Film Crew:

  • Director: Jan de Bont
  • Casting: Risa Bramon Garcia
  • Casting: Billy Hopkins
  • Costume Design: Ellen Mirojnick
  • Sound Effects Editor: Dean Beville
  • Special Effects Coordinator: John Frazier
  • Producer: Mark Gordon
  • Unit Production Manager: Ian Bryce
  • Production Design: Jackson De Govia
  • Art Direction: John R. Jensen
  • Editor: John Wright
  • Stunts: Gilbert B. Combs
  • Stunts: Jophery C. Brown
  • Original Music Composer: Mark Mancina
  • Stunts: Patricia Tallman
  • Special Effects: Richard Ratliff
  • Additional Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Ezra Dweck
  • Supervising ADR Editor: Victoria Rose Sampson
  • ADR Mixer: Robert Deschaine
  • Director of Photography: Andrzej Bartkowiak
  • Second Unit Director: Alexander Witt
  • Screenplay: Graham Yost
  • Set Decoration: K.C. Fox
  • Co-Producer: Allison Lyon Segan
  • Assistant Art Director: Geoff Hubbard
  • Additional Music: John Van Tongeren
  • Stunt Coordinator: Gary Hymes
  • Best Boy Electric: Peter Davidian
  • Special Effects: Greg C. Jensen
  • Pilot: Harry Hauss
  • Stunts: Gary Davis
  • Craft Service: Michael Kehoe
  • Stunts: Jeff Jensen
  • Sound Effects Editor: Bruce Stubblefield
  • ADR Editor: Kay Rose
  • Dialogue Editor: Marvin Walowitz
  • Sound Effects Editor: John Dunn
  • Stunts: Gary Epper
  • Stunts: Ronnie Rondell Jr.
  • Set Dresser: Mark Davidson
  • ADR Voice Casting: Barbara Harris
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Stephen Hunter Flick
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Steve Maslow
  • Stunts: Chris Howell
  • Stunts: Donna Evans
  • Stunts: John Hateley
  • Stunts: Gary Combs
  • “B” Camera Operator: Terry Bowen
  • Dialogue Editor: Gregory M. Gerlich
  • Dialogue Editor: Pieter Hubbard
  • Stunts: Bobby J. Foxworth
  • Sound Effects Editor: Warren Hamilton Jr.
  • Costumer: Bob Morgan
  • Sound Effects Editor: Donald Flick
  • Sound Effects Editor: Paul Berolzheimer
  • ADR Mixer: Darcy Kite
  • Sound Effects Editor: Patricio A. Libenson
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Gregg Landaker
  • Costumer: Eden Clark Coblenz
  • Stunts: Keii Johnston
  • Sound Effects Editor: Avram D. Gold
  • Script Supervisor: Wilma Garscadden-Gahret
  • Transportation Coordinator: Randy Peters
  • Set Designer: Stan Tropp
  • Stunts: Tommy J. Huff
  • Pilot: Craig Hosking
  • Stunts: Chad Randall
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Bob Beemer
  • Location Manager: George Herthel
  • Art Department Assistant: Kathleen R. White
  • Sound Effects Editor: Greg Hedgepath
  • Still Photographer: Richard Foreman Jr.
  • Supervising Dialogue Editor: Gary S. Gerlich
  • Additional Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Sergio Reyes
  • Special Effects: Joe Pancake
  • Assistant Location Manager: Ed Lipscomb
  • Dialogue Editor: Elliott Koretz
  • Steadicam Operator: Gregory Lundsgaard
  • Sound Effects Editor: David E. Stone
  • Additional Sound Re-Recording Mixer: B. Tennyson Sebastian III
  • Assistant Sound Editor: Dana Gustafson
  • Sound Effects Editor: David Bartlett
  • Construction Coordinator: Jim Ondrejko
  • Stunts: Pat Romano
  • Special Effects: Michael Meinardus
  • Production Accountant: Vicki Dee Rock
  • Key Costumer: Mari Grimaud
  • Assistant Sound Editor: Jeena M. Phelps
  • Special Effects: John Fontana
  • ADR Editor: Linda Folk
  • Stunts: Scott Wilder
  • Transportation Co-Captain: Timothy P. Ryan
  • Color Timer: Dennis McNeill
  • ADR Editor: Beth Bergeron
  • Dialogue Editor: Hal Sanders
  • Sound Effects Editor: Kirk Schuler
  • First Assistant Director: David Sardi
  • Set Designer: Peter R. Romero
  • Grip: Nico Bally
  • Camera Loader: Mark ‘Boylee’ Boyle
  • Special Effects: Ray Svedin
  • Key Grip: Michael J. Coo
  • Production Coordinator: Gretchen van Zeebroeck
  • Stunts: William Morts
  • Assistant Dialogue Editor: Samuel Webb
  • Makeup Artist: Pete Altobelli
  • ADR Editor: David Spence
  • Negative Cutter: Gary Burritt
  • Gaffer: Chris Strong
  • Assistant Property Master: Rick Chavez
  • Storyboard Artist: Giacomo G. Ghiazza
  • Foley Mixer: David W. Alstadter
  • Assistant Sound Editor: Sonny Pettijohn
  • Pilot: Michael Tamburro
  • Standby Painter: John Hinkle
  • Location Manager: James McCabe
  • Stunts: Carol Neilson
  • Boom Operator: Steve Bowerman
  • Dolly Grip: Michael Brennan
  • Key Hair Stylist: Gus Le Pre
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Boyd Shermis
  • Key Makeup Artist: Norman T. Leavitt
  • Stunts: J.N. Roberts
  • Set Designer: Louis M. Mann
  • Sound Effects Editor: Judee Flick
  • Stunts: Janet Brady
  • Sound Effects Editor: Dean G. Manly
  • Foley Mixer: Eric Gotthelf
  • Grip: Michael T. Travers
  • Transportation Captain: Candace Wells
  • First Assistant Editor: Barbara Dunning
  • Special Effects: Kevin Quibell
  • Transportation Captain: Clay Bartholomew
  • Special Effects: Jim Jolly
  • Special Effects: R. Michael Bisetti
  • Foley Mixer: Bruce Bell
  • Cableman: Kevin E. Patterson
  • Second Assistant Director: Maggie Murphy
  • Second Second Assistant Director: David Hallinan
  • Costumer: Brad Anderson
  • Assistant Dialogue Editor: Jerry Pirozzi
  • Casting Assistant: Stephanie Brooks
  • Assistant Location Manager: David E. Kaufman
  • Assistant Production Coordinator: Michelle Holdsworth
  • Production Secretary: Elyse Allyn Ramsdell
  • Technical Advisor: Ed Arneson
  • Special Effects: John Bruce Robles
  • Best Boy Grip: William E. Fitch
  • Hairstylist: Susan Zietlow-Maust
  • Unit Publicist: Bob Hoffman
  • Electrician: Chris Franco
  • Special Effects: Ken Ebert
  • Special Effects: Francis Pennington
  • Stunts: Brian Stewart
  • Stunts: Jon W. Kishi
  • Stunts: Jim Kirby
  • CG Supervisor: Ron Brinkmann

Movie Reviews:

  • JPV852: Entertaining action-thriller that made both Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock stars. All of the scenes on the bus were great and while the finale was fine, the third act in of itself was contrived. No reason for Annie to be at the scene of the ransom drop; heck, one can argue Jack shouldn’t have been there either since they know what the bomber looks like. Still, plenty of fun and seemed like Hopper was having a great time as a cackling, maniacal villain. **3.75/5**
  • Wuchak: _**Get off the bus!**_

    A SWAT officer in Los Angeles (Keanu Reeves) tries to save the lives of people on a bus from a mad bomber (Dennis Hopper) who has the vehicle rigged to blow up if it goes under 50 MPH. Sandra Bullock plays a passenger on the bus while Jeff Daniels is on hand as another SWAT officer.

    “Speed” (1994) is a disaster/action movie that delivers the goods as a thrilling popcorn flick. While it’s not great like “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” (1991) it’s arguably on par with “Under Siege 2: Dark Territory” (1995).

    Although a top-of-the-line production, it lacks the human interest of “Terminator 2” and “Runaway Train” (1985) and the story is unbelievably contrived. But, if you can roll with it, it’s a dynamic blockbuster, just kinda forgettable in the grand scheme of things.

    The film runs 1 hour, 55 minutes, and was shot in the greater Los Angeles area, including Mojave Airport.

    GRADE: B-

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