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Speed is a 1994 action film starring Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock, the late Dennis Hopper, Jeff Daniels, Joe Morton, and Glenn Plummer.

Plot

LAPD SWAT officer Jack Traven (Keanu Reeves) tries to stop a bus that's rigged with a bomb that was set up by a madman (Dennis Hopper).

Why It's Better Than Speed 2: Cruise Control

  1. This was the second Die Hard clone and is referred to by many fans of the genre as Die Hard on a bus.
  2. The film goes by at a fast pace.
  3. Exciting adrenaline pumping action throughout.
  4. The film has an extremely memorable villain with a much more memorable fate.
  5. Memorable music.
  6. Good one liners like "Pop quiz hotshot!"

Videos

Ebert&Siskel Speed Analysis

Ebert&Siskel Speed Analysis

Siskel and Ebert analyze Speed