Film: Speed

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Director: Jan de Bont
Distributor: 20th Century Fox

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.


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Speed, which turned Keanu Reeves into the screen’s most unlikely action hero, made an international star of Sandra Bullock, and put Holland-born director Jan De Bont (Twister) on Hollywood’s A-list, is still every bit the heart-pounding thriller you remember from the early ‘90s. Neither the passage of time nor the parade of imitators detracts one whit from the exhilaration offered by this nonstop thrill ride on an explosives-laden runaway bus. This Five Star Edition comes laden with extras, including commentary by De Bont, screenwriter Graham Yost, and producer Mark Gordon, plus tons of other goodies certain to satisfy any Speed freak. Ed Hulse

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