Speed 2: Cruise Control Movie Review 1997

Information and Film Reviews for Speed 2: Cruise Control the Movie

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Bigger's certainly not better in this lame sequel. Annie's (Bullock) got a new beau, hot-headed cop Alex (Patric), and the twosome decide to go on a Caribbean cruise for a little romance. Annie's luck with transportation holds as the ship is taken over by villainous computer geek-with-a-grudge John Giger (a particularly wild-eyed Dafoe), who sends the liner on a collision course with an oil tanker. Since Alex is off performing heroics, there's not much togetherness and Annie's left to get taken hostage (again). De Bont spent $25 mil on the ship's endless crash into a Caribbean island, which still manages to look fake and only elicits "you've got to be kidding me" disappointment. Bullock's feisty but powerless to save the flick. Patric's bland, and Dafoe is never menancing enough to create any thrills. This sea disaster crashes against the rocks of high expectations and poor execution.

Distribution

CBS/Fox Video, 1330 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019, Phone: (212)373-4800, Toll-free: 800-800-4369, Fax: (212)373-4803, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 123 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Sail Away, Hostage!, Revenge, Psychotics/Sociopaths, Island Fare, Cops, Technology--Rampant, Wonder Women
Screenplay
Jan De Bont, Jeff Nathanson, Randall McCormick
Cast
Richard Speight, Joe Morton, Enrique Murciano, Sandra Bullock, Jason Patric, Willem Dafoe, Temuera Morrison, Brian McCardie, Glenn Plummer, Royale Watkins, Colleen Camp, Lois Chiles, Michael G. (Mike) Hagerty, Kimmy Robertson, Christine Firkins, Bo Svenson, Patrika Darbo
Cinematography
Jack N. Green
Director
Jan De Bont
Music
Mark Mancina
Other
Tim Conway
Producer
Jan De Bont, Mark Gordon, Blue Tulip

Awards

Golden Raspberries 1997: Worst Remake/Sequel.

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