Thursday, August 26, 2010

Speed (1994)

Reeves plays Jack Traven, a young S.W.A.T cop in the Los Angeles police department. Along with his partner Harry Temple, whose also a cop they try to stop a psychotic bomber named Howard Payne, a retired Atlanta bomb squad explosives expert who rigs an elevator that is full of people to drop into the basement if he doesn't get three million dollars. But they do manage to get the people out before the elevator drops by hooking it to a crane wire. But that doesn't stop him. After Jack witnesses a bus that suddenly explodes, he is contacted by the same lunatic. He tells him there's a bomb on a bus and if the bus goes over fifty miles an hour, it'll blow up. So Jack does the only thing he can do; try and get on the bus and warn the driver to stay above that speed. But it's not easy task in L.A. traffic and when an accident injures the driver, a young passenger named Annie is forced to take over behind the wheel so the bus won't explode. Intense film; with a great villain and non-stop action that'll leave you breathless. Starring Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper, Sandra Bullock, Joe Morton, Jeff Daniels, Alan Ruck 7/10

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