Director: Jan de Bont

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Film:Speed

Speed

Jan de Bont

Hold on tight for a rush of pulse-pounding thrills, breathtaking stunts and unexpected romance in a film you’ll want to see again and again. Keanu Reeves stars as Jack Traven, an L.A.P.D. SWAT team specialist who is sent to diffuse a bomb that a revenge-driven extortionist (Dennis Hopper) has planted on a bus. But until he does, Jack and passenger Sandra Bullock must keep the bus speeding through the streets of Los Angeles at more than 50 miles per hour—or the bomb will explode. A high-octane chase of suspense, non-stop action and surprise twists, Speed is a joyride sure to keep everyone on the edge of their seats.

Film:Lara Croft: Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life

Jan de Bont

In Lara Croft Tomb Raider–The Cradle of Life, Pandora’s Box is said to house the most unspeakable evil ever known, and it is hidden in Africa in an area known as “The Cradle Of Life.” Now, it is up to Lara Croft to find the infamous box before it falls into the hands of a maniacal Nobel Prize-winning scientist (Hinds), who’s intent on harnessing the evil power. Facing her greatest challenges yet, the intrepid tomb raider travels the world on a spectacular adventure that takes her to such exotic places as Hong Kong, Kenya, Tanzania, Greece and the Great Wall of China.

Film:Twister

Twister

Jan de Bont

Twister was a mega-million-dollar blockbuster—helmed by a director (Dutchman Jan de Bont) hot off another scorcher hit (Speed)—that flaunted state-of-the-art digital effects and featured a popular leading actress (Helen Hunt) who would win an Academy Award for her next film (As Good As It Gets). But ask anybody who’s seen it and they’ll tell you who the real star of Twister is: the cow. Not to give anything away, but the cow is one of those inspired little touches (like, say, Bronson Pinchot’s career-making cameo in …

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