However, McTiernan eventually declined to do so, feeling the script was too much of a Die Hard retread, and suggested Jan De Bont, who agreed to direct because he had the experience of being the photography director for action movies, including McTiernan's Die Hard and The Hunt for Red October. Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures and Paramount Pictures, the series was established with the 2003 film titled The Need for Speed; followed by six sequels, and as of … Jack intentionally shoots Harry in the leg, forcing the bomber to release him. Also sign me up for FanMail to get updates on all things movies: tickets, special offers, screenings + more. Two of them were blown up, one was used for the high-speed scenes, one had the front cut off for inside shots, and one was used solely for the "under bus" shots. The film stars Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper, Sandra Bullock, Joe Morton, and Jeff Daniels. It's a reminder of how much movie escapism can still stir us when it's dished out with this kind of dazzle". He became very quiet, and it took him quite a while to work it out by himself and calm down. Speedboat racing champion and multimillionaire, Ben Aronoff, leads a double life that lands him in trouble with the law and drug lords. 1h 48min | Drama | 22 October 2015 (South Korea) Story follows four young men who have just turned 21 years of age. He wanted to do the stunt in which Traven jumps from a Jaguar onto the bus himself, and rehearsed it in secret after de Bont disapproved. Yesterday we reported that Dennis Hopper is set to star in Speed 3.We wondered is Speed series helmer Jan de Bont would also make a return, but decided that he would probably be too busy. Payne hijacks a subway train, handcuffs Annie to a pole, and sets the train in motion while Jack pursues them. Need for Speed is a film adaptation based on the Need for Speed franchise that was released on March 14, 2014, and was produced by both DreamWorks Studios and Electronic Arts. [26] Time magazine's Richard Schickel wrote, "The movie has two virtues essential to good pop thrillers. Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures through its Touchstone Pictures label. The film was parodied in a Fat Sweaty Coppers sketch in the 1996 Christmas special of The Fast Show (1994), which in that sketch, John Thomson's character attempts to get on a double-decker bus that has been rigged to explode if the bus' speed drop below five miles per hour. Fox re-released this edition several times throughout the years with different covering and finally, in November 2006, Speed was released on a Blu-ray Disc format with over five hours of special features. Its purpose. After seeing the Voight film, Graham decided that it would have been better if there had been a bomb on board a bus with the bus being forced to travel at 20 mph to prevent an actual explosion. She recalls that they had to do "all these really physical scenes together, rolling around on the floor and stuff."[12]. Having survived the incident, however, Payne watches from afar. Film speed is used in the exposure equations to find the appropriate exposure parameters. Need for Speed (film series) Need for Speed is an American franchise including a series of action films, which center around illegal street racing, based on the video game series of the same name by Electronic Arts. The critical consensus reads: "A terrific popcorn thriller, Speed is taut, tense, and energetic, with outstanding performances from Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper, and Sandra Bullock. [8] Yost had originally planned for Temple to be the villain of the story, as he felt that having an off-screen antagonist would not be interesting. The bus used in the jump was empty except for the driver, who wore a shock-absorbing harness that suspended him mid-air above the seat, so he could handle the jolt on landing, and avoid spinal injury (as was the case for many stuntmen in previous years that were handling similar stunts). De Bont used an 80-foot model of a 50-story elevator shaft for the opening sequence. But, again, things did not go as intended. Jack intentionally shoots Harry in the leg, forcing the bomber to release him. Top 10 (listed alphabetically, not ranked) – William Arnold. Scott Waugh directed the film and Aaron Paul was cast for the lead role. Pushed into a psychotic frenzy, a crazed Payne battles Jack on the train's roof and taunts Jack by telling him he's smarter than anything he's done before, and then Jack causes Payne to be decapitated by a railway signal which he lets out a remark of Jack being taller. Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures and Paramount Pictures, the series was established with the 2003 film titled The Need for Speed; followed by six sequels, and as of … Link your DIRECTV account to Movies Anywhere to enjoy your digital collection in one place. 1994 115 min TV14 Drama, Suspense, Action/Adventure Feature Film. The film was based on a 1963 concept by Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa. Fast & Furious (originally The Fast and the Furious) is a media franchise centered on a series of action films that are largely concerned with illegal street racing, heists and spies. Advised that the bus would only go about 20 feet, the director placed one of his multiple cameras in a position that was supposed to capture the bus landing. Payne flees and sets off the bomb, seemingly dying in the process. Speed Kills ( 2018) Speed Kills. For action lovers, SPEED delivers. Luckily, another camera placed about 90 feet from the jump ramp recorded the event. For what? Principal photography began on September 7, 1993, and completed on December 23, 1993, in Los Angeles. "[6] One of Whedon's contributions was reworking Traven's character once Keanu Reeves was cast. The next morning, Jack witnesses a mass transit bus explode. Meanwhile, Harry identifies Payne's name, former occupation as an Atlanta Police Department bomb squad officer, and address. Released on June 10, 1994, it became critically and commercially successful, grossing $350.4 million on a $30 million budget and winning two Academy Awards, for Best Sound Effects Editing and Best Sound, at the 67th Academy Awards in 1995. The Fast and Furious franchise is so popular it's almost ridiculous. He's not threatening to men because he's not that bulky, and he looks great to women". Top 10 (listed alphabetically, not ranked) – Eleanor Ringel. There are two types of speed scales: With an arithmetic scale, the exposuredecreases in direct proportion to an increased speed - so a doubling in film speed requires half the exposure. [5] Yost spent three days "reconfiguring" this draft. A computer hacker breaks into the computer system of the Seabourn Legend cruise liner and sets it speeding on a collision course into a gigantic oil tanker. The highway section the bus jumped over is the directional ramp from I-105 WB to I-110 NB (not the HOV ramp from I-110 SB to I-105 WB as commonly believed),[16] and as the flyover was already constructed, a gap was added in the editing process using computer-generated imagery with the help of Sony Pictures Imageworks. Done wrong, they seem like tired replays of old chase cliches. Unable to stop the train, Jack accelerates it, causing it to derail, plow through a construction site, and burst onto Hollywood Boulevard. [7][better source needed] Jan de Bont brought in Joss Whedon a week before principal photography started to work on the script. LAPD officer Jack Traven becomes the focus of a bomber and extortionist, retired Atlanta bomb squad sergeant Howard Payne. Another passenger, Annie Porter (Sandra Bullock), takes over for Sam, but when she tries to slow down so he can get help, Jack is forced to reveal the bomb, to the passengers' shock and horror. [59] The CD track order does not follow the chronological order of the film's events. A trailer for the movie Speed, released in 1994. Directed by (1) Writing credits (1) Cast (77) Produced by (3) Music by (1) Cinematography by (1) Film Editing by (1) Casting By (2) Production Design by (1) Art Direction by (1) Set Decoration by (1) Costume Design by (1) Makeup Department (4) Production Management (2) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director (6) Jack and Mac head to Pershing Square to drop the ransom. Need for Speed (film series) Need for Speed is an American franchise including a series of action films, which center around illegal street racing, based on the video game series of the same name by Electronic Arts. Done as well as Speed, they generate a kind of manic exhilaration". To do the jump the bus had everything possible removed to make it lighter. This episode was voted … "[9] With Reeves' input, Whedon changed Traven from being "a maverick hotshot" to "the polite guy trying not to get anybody killed,"[8] and removed the character's glib dialogue and made him more earnest. Try Prime Cart. Skip to main content Hello, Sign in. Test your Internet connection bandwidth to locations around the world with this interactive broadband speed test from Ookla HBO's Expiring Titles: Movies And Shows Leaving On December 31 … Watch the full movie online. Eleven GM New Look buses and three Grumman 870 buses[14] were used in the film's production. Sandra Bullock came to read for Speed with Reeves to make sure there was the right chemistry between the two actors. Enter your location to see which movie theaters are playing Full Speed (1996) near you. [18], Speed was released on June 10, 1994, in 2,138 theaters and debuted at the number one position, grossing $14.5 million on its opening weekend. However, the bus traveled much farther airborne than anyone had thought possible. Jack races through freeway traffic and boards the bus, but the bomb is already armed. [5] Another of Whedon's contributions was changing the character of Doug Stephens (Alan Ruck) from a lawyer ("a bad guy and he died", according to the writer) to a tourist, "just a nice, totally out-of-his-depth guy". "The second 10" (not ranked) – Sean P. Means. [13] In the scene in which the bus must jump across a gap in an uncompleted elevated freeway-to-freeway ramp while still under construction, a ramp was used to give the bus the necessary lift off so that it could jump the full fifty feet. As they corner Payne, he takes Harry hostage. Such a theme had in fact been used in a 1975 Japanese film, The Bullet Train. The episode parodies the action-thriller film Speed and the sequel Speed 2: Cruise Control. Filming of the final scenes occurred at Mojave Airport, which doubled for Los Angeles International Airport. With Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper, Sandra Bullock, Joe Morton. [13] While Speed was in production, actor and Reeves's close friend River Phoenix died. Speed scribe Graham Yost spoke with Decider about attempting to adapt the classic film into a TV series. Speed is a 1994 American action-thriller film directed by Jan de Bont. However, Yost recognized that there was a lot of work in the script to establish Temple as this villain. [6][5], In preparing the shooting script, one unnamed author had revised Yost's script in a manner that Yost had called "terrible". It scared the hell out of him", de Bont recalls. Witnessing the events on television, Payne calls Jack to reiterate his instructions. On the day of the sequence, Reeves did the stunt himself, terrifying de Bont in the process. It crashed down on top of the camera and destroyed it. That's its meaning. Applying film speed. [9] According to Yost, they had also considered Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks, Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson. "Speed 3" is the third episode of the third series of the Channel 4 sitcom Father Ted and the 20th episode overall. The original VHS cassette was only available in standard 4:3 TV format at the time and in October 1996, Fox Video re-released a VHS version of the film in widescreen allowing the viewer to see the film in a similar format to its theatrical release. [15] A 2009 episode of Mythbusters attempted to recreate the bus jump as proposed, including the various tricks that they knew were used by the filmmakers such as the ramp, and proved that the jump, as in the film, would never have been possible.[17]. By continuing to use TMDb, you are agreeing to this policy. On a commentary track on the region 1 DVD, De Bont reports that the bus jump stunt did not go as planned. Login to create it. Your life is empty because you spend it trying to stop the bomb from becoming. Top 10 (listed alphabetically, not ranked) – Jeff Simon. Sandra Bullock agreed to star again as Annie, for financial backing for another project, but Keanu Reeves declined the offer to return as Jack. Then it's a rigged bus--if it slows, it will blow, bad enough any day, but a nightmare in LA traffic. Payne contacts Jack on a nearby payphone, explaining that a similar bomb is rigged on another bus, which will activate once it reaches 50 miles per hour (80 km/h) and detonate if it drops below 50. Unharmed, Jack and Annie share a kiss while a crowd looks on in amazement. After killing the train engineer, Payne attempts a bribe with the ransom money, but a dye pack in the bag explodes, tainting the money. Fandango FANALERT® Sign up for a FANALERT® to find out when tickets are available in your area. F9, the ninth movie in the series, is slated for an April 2021 release. [8] According to Yost: "Joss Whedon wrote 98.9 percent of the dialogue. [9] The director did not want Traven to have long hair and wanted the character "to look strong and in control of himself". Speed, a South Korean movie written and directed by Lee Sang-woo; Speed (Australian TV network), a defunct motorsport network; Speed (TV network), a defunct American motorsports and automobiles channel; Speed, a 2001 British series about fast vehicles; Music. Best Sound Editing - Sound Effects & Foley, "Hurtling to the Top: A Director Is Born", "The Art of Action: Episode 17 Jeff Speakman", "1979 Grumman Flxible 870 ADB in "Speed, 1994, "20 Reasons to Love Speed, 20 Years Later", "C-FCPS C-GCPS N599DB McDonnell Douglas MD520N C/N LN024", "Helicopter Air Watch for Community Safety HAWCS". When Jack learns part of the freeway is incomplete, he persuades Annie to accelerate so they can jump the gap, which narrowly succeeds, before directing her to a nearby airport to use their unobstructed runways. In addition, it includes the song "Speed" by Billy Idol. A logarithmicscale increases a fixed amount for a doubling of speed - 24 DIN is twice as … In Bikini Bottom, SpongeBob and his friends become under attack by Plankton who is once again trying the steal the Krabby Patty formula at the Krusty Krab. [9] Initially, Reeves was nervous about the film's many action sequences but as the shooting progressed he became more involved. [citation needed], In 1997, a sequel, Speed 2: Cruise Control, was released. Despite a promising script, Paramount passed on the project, feeling audiences would not want to see a movie which takes place for two hours on a bus, so De Bont and Yost then took the project to 20th Century Fox which also distributed Die Hard. On November 3, 1998, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment released Speed on DVD for the first time. Willem Dafoe starred as the villain John Geiger, and Glenn Plummer (who played Reeves's character's carjacking victim) also cameos as the same character, this time driving a boat that Alex takes control of. The DVD was in a widescreen format but, other than the film's theatrical trailer, the DVD contained no extras aside from the film. LAPD officer Jack Traven becomes the focus of a bomber and extortionist, retired Atlanta bomb squad sergeant Howard Payne. Another bus was used for the bus jump scene, which was done in one take. There was only like a millimeter. Jack Traven is a young Special Weapons and Tactics (S.W.A.T.) One morning Jack witnesses a bus explode and Jack receives a phone call from Howard Payne, a retired Atlanta bomb squad explosives expert gone bad, Payne has wired a passenger bus to explode, where if the bus speeds at 50 miles per hour the bomb is armed, if … You need to be logged in to continue. Top 10 (listed alphabetically, not ranked) – Steve Murray. The franchise also includes short films, a television series, live shows, video games and theme park attractions. In 2002, Fox released a special collector's edition of the film with many extras and a remastered format of the film. On the first try the stunt driver missed the ramp and crashed the bus, making it unusable. While he is convinced to allow the injured Sam to be offloaded for medical attention as a show of good will, Payne detonates a smaller bomb after witnessing a passenger shaken by everything that's happened attempt to get off, killing her. The Museum will reopen to the public on Sunday, July 5. [6] Yost used the opening elevator scene to establish Traven as being clever enough to overcome the villain, comparable to Perseus tricking Medusa into looking at her own reflection. [60], Learn how and when to remove this template message. 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