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Comedians Talk Over: Speed 2 – Cruise Control

(Rated R18)

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Comedians will *actually* be talking over this movie. We've warned you.

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Overview

After saving a bus-load of civilians in Speed, our heroine Annie (Sandra Bullock) is looking forward to a Caribbean cruise with her cop boyfriend, Alex (Jason Patric) – who purchased the tickets to make up for lying about working on the SWAT team. Their trip turns hairy, however, when an explosion disables the ship's communication system and it becomes clear that the vessel is under someone else's control. Alex and Annie must fight for survival as they discover that crazed passenger John Geiger (Willem Dafoe) is behind the chaos.

Why You Should See This Film

Following the runaway success of Speed, director Jan de Bont received a small avalanche of pitches for a sequel. Perhaps unfortunately for us, he decided to go with his own idea – based on a recurring nightmare he experienced about a liner crashing into an island. An exercise in visual excess and blown-out budgets, Speed 2: Cruise Control is worth watching for its climactic closing scene alone, in which a small town constructed in Saint Martin was destroyed for some $25 million.

Comedians Talk Over Movies

Once a month, join Australia’s best comedians as they sit in the front row with microphones and wine making a mockery of the most outlandish cinematic achievements.

Comedians Talk Over Movies is hosted by registered cinephile Alexei Toliopoulos (Total Reboot, Green Lights Comedy, “The Mix” on ABC). Joining Alexei for Speed are the hosts of the hit podcast Get Over It and Sydney's favourite improv group Snake Pit, Concetta Caristo and John Robles.

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  • Year: 1997
  • Rating: R18
  • Director: Jan de Bont
  • Cast: Willem Dafoe, Sandra Bullock, Jason Patric
  • Duration: 126 minutes
  • Language: English
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