Geiger remotely detonates explosives inside the room. "[75] Filmtracks.com gave the release four out of five stars, saying the album was "perhaps [La-La Land's] finest offering of a previously unreleased score", although it also stated that "some of the action and suspense material in the latter half of the score becomes a bit generic. Director: Jan de … [54][55] The Miami production took place in a gymnasium and boat hangar at the Dinner Key marina complex, rented by Fox. Speed 2: Cruise Control is the 1997 action thriller sequel directed by Jan de Bont three years on from its predecessor Speed. He opted against miniature scale models or computer-generated imagery (CGI) to provide a sense of realism for the actors and the audience. [67], Instead of using stunt doubles, De Bont persuaded Bullock, Patric, and Dafoe to perform their own stunts, so the scenes would appear more realistic; the lead actors were required to engage in physical exercise sessions before and during filming. [63] The scene's three planned collisions were aided by explosives and hydraulics to ensure the set's structures collapsed precisely. Mark Adair Rios Engine Room Crew Member #1. I've heard and read so many bad things about this movie and how it pales in comparison to Speed 1, and that it sucked without Keanu Reeves. [102] She stated she had doubts about its success during production and "knew it was going to be a big flop" once she saw the final product. 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. "[19], Speed 2 was produced by De Bont's production company, Blue Tulip, and he was one of the film's three co-producers along with Steve Perry and Michael Peyser. Production took place aboard Seabourn Legend, the ship on which the film is set. [59] To make the ship appear faster, all exterior shots were filmed from a moving vehicle. Annie and Dante, the ship's photographer, notice the people trapped behind the fire doors, and Annie uses a chainsaw to cut the door open and let them out. Speed 2: Cruise Control is a 1997 action thriller film produced and directed by Jan de Bont, and released by 20th Century Fox.It is a sequel to Speed.In the film, Bullock is trapped on the Seabourn Legend, an out-of-control luxury cruise liner whose navigation computers were reprogrammed by a computer hacker, setting the ship on a collision course with an oil tanker. [52][53] However, due to scheduling issues with Patric, production did not take place in West Palm Beach and there were "just a few days" filming in Miami. TMDb Score. [43], Comedian Royale Watkins was hired by De Bont for the part of Dante after discovering Watkins performing at a comedy club. The film was also a box-office bomb, earning $164 million worldwide against a production budget as high as $160 million. [10], Hundreds of ideas for a sequel were submitted to De Bont, all of which he turned down in favor of his own idea, based on a recurring nightmare he experienced about a cruise ship crashing into an island. [78] Brazilian reggae musician Carlinhos Brown was also chosen to be featured as a performer on the ship because De Bont wanted music that was "lively" and felt that Brown's music was "full of energy. Entertainment Weekly heavily criticized the lack of story and said the film is "as slow-moving as a garbage scow. A $5 million, 35-building set was constructed in Marigot, Saint Martin based on the town's local architecture, which temporarily housed production offices. Speed 2: Cruise Control is the sequel of movie Speed. Speed 2: Cruise Control er en amerikansk action thriller fra 1997 regissert av Jan de Bont.Filmen handler om en kvinne og hennes kjæreste som er på crus til Karibia. As an apology, Alex surprises her with a Caribbean cruise on Seabourn Legend. For the soundtrack, see, "Speed 2" redirects here. "[71], Over 100 minutes of score are present in Speed 2, more than Mancina wrote for Speed and Twister combined. [49][62], The underwater scene where Alex swims underneath the ship was filmed in the Tongue of the Ocean off the coast of New Providence in the Bahamas. [125], Speed 2: Cruise Control has been referenced and parodied in pop culture. Reeves said that Fox was "furious" with his decision and released "propaganda" against him, falsely claiming that he turned down the role to tour with his band. Sandra Bullock. As they are trapped aboard the ship, Annie and Alex work with the ship's first officer to try to stop it after they discover it is programmed to crash into an oil tanker. It is the sequel to Speed (1994) and stars Jason Patric, Willem Dafoe, and Sandra Bullock (who reprises her role from the original). The soundtrack featured mostly reggae music. Speed 2: Cruise Control is an action sequel that talks itself up as this big deal, but when it all comes together it is nothing but all talk but hardly any substance. [103] Patric also admitted "it wasn't a good movie" and said that its lack of success was due to de Bont's directing, while praising Bullock and the rest of the film's crew. Speed was released in June 1994, starring Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock. 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[57], Seabourn Legend was rented for six weeks at a reported cost of $38,000 per day;[13] the ship served as the film's primary setting and provided accommodation for the cast and crew. Martin, Guadeloupe, construction coordinator (as Michael S. Charboneau), construction foreman (as Richard D. Crain), property master: second unit (as Michael DeSilva), set designer (as Stephanie Seaman Girard), construction coordinator (as John W. Hoskins), assistant set decorator: Los Angeles (as Robert Kensinger), plasterer (as Juan Jose Martinez Montemayor), stand-by painter (as Susan Wood-Peterson), assistant property master (as Robert Richardson), supervising adr editor / supervising dialogue editor, assistant sound design (as Michele Delorimer), assistant dialogue editor (as Susan Demskey), additional rerecording mixer (as Dan Leahy), additional rerecording mixer (as Mike Minkler), assistant sound editor (as Kim Nolan-Morrell), assistant sound editor (as Paul Warschilka), special effects coordinator (as Al DiSarro), special effects estimator (as Janine McEuen), special effects foreman (as John Bruce Robles), special effects (as Kenneth J. "[93] On Metacritic the film has a weighted average score of 23 out of 100, based on 22 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews". It had to be rebuilt with hurricane-proof buildings. [58] Bullock and Patric also had a scene filmed in an underwater tank where they had to kiss underwater with Bullock's hands tied together. A atuação, a história e os personagens atraíram a maior crítica, bem como o cenário do filme em um navio de cruzeiro de movimento lento, que era muito menos emocionante do que a velocidade em um ônibus rápido. The website's consensus reads: "Speed 2 falls far short of its predecessor, thanks to laughable dialogue, thin characterization, unsurprisingly familiar plot devices, and action sequences that fail to generate any excitement. Cast 31. "[50] Joe Morton reprised his role from Speed as SWAT lieutenant Herb "Mac" McMahon in an uncredited cameo appearance in the beginning of the film. [12] A second mockup was constructed for the latter part of the scene, which featured a 150-foot (46 m) long replica of the Seabourn Legend's bow. De Bont had the idea for the film after he had a recurring nightmare about a cruise ship crashing into an island. [17] He started location scouting in the Caribbean in May 1996, and chose Saint Martin as the primary filming location because he felt it was least likely to be subjected to a hurricane. Reeves’ new film, Knock Knock , is finally getting a US release. Geiger again escapes from Alex by attaching a grenade to a door. He climbs onto the plane and rescues Annie, and both escape from the plane on one of its floats, which falls onto the ocean. Speed 2: Cruise Control's cast and crew. [22][23] For the cruise ship on which the film would be set, De Bont visited ships from various cruise lines and chose Seabourn Legend for its luxurious amenities and sleek design. The finale scene was filmed in the town of Marigot, Saint Martin. "[127] The Family Guy episode "Blind Ambition" (2005) includes a parody of the film's finale where a cruise ship crashes into a pier and through a city before stopping in the middle of an airport. [72] Daniel Schweiger of Film Music Magazine said that Mancina's score was "arguably a better one than Speed", praising the album's "thrilling themes", "epic orchestrations", and "Jamaican-style grooves. It then crashes into a Saint Martin town and eventually stops. [4] It was a commercial and critical success. Mark Mancina returned to compose the film score, released as an album 13 years after the film's release. [15] Randall McCormick was hired to write the sequel in 1994 and received a story credit along with De Bont. A cameo appearance for reggae band UB40 was written into the script after the filmmakers heard a demo of their song "Tell Me Is It True", and wanted them to perform it in the film. Empire Magazine's Andrew Collins gave the film 3/5 stars, while commenting "...top-billed Sandra Bullock, formerly an accidental heroine, is insultingly sidelined here to boyfriend's little helper and hostage-in-waiting. "[68], Composer Mark Mancina wrote the film score for Speed 2 having previously composed the scores for Speed and Twister. Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997) ← Back to main. Annie and Alex travel back to shore in the speed boat, and he gives her an engagement ring, asking her if she will "wear this for a while", and she accepts. Official Sites Complex ranked the film first on a list of The 50 Worst Sequels of All Time, calling it "one of the worst 'event' movies ever conceived", while praising Reeves' choice not to return for the sequel, and referring to Patric as "wooden and woefully miscast. This mockup, referred to as the "rail ship",[49] weighed 300 short tons (270 t), and sat atop a set of wheels along a 1,000-foot long (300 m) track built 60 feet (18 m) underwater. [80] Other songs recorded specifically for the soundtrack include Priest's cover of "The Tide Is High" and Cliff's re-recording of his 1972 song "You Can Get It If You Really Want". [79], In addition to UB40 and Brown, the soundtrack features reggae music from: Jimmy Cliff, Common Sense, Maxi Priest, Shaggy, Rayvon, and Betty Wright. Cast & Crew; Release Dates; Translations; Changes; Media Backdrops 3; Logos 2; Posters 20; Videos Trailers 2; Fandom Discussions Overview; General 1; Content Issues 0; Reviews; Share Share Link; Facebook; Tweet; Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997) ← Back to main. [111], Speed 2 was listed on About.com's Top 9 Cruise Ship or Ocean Liner Movies, and said it had "good shots of the ship and a spectacular ending", but also described the plot as "lame. [59] The captain of the bridge ship had great difficulty hitting the sailboats during filming, despite cameras placed on the boats for the captain to view. "[76], To complement the film's Caribbean setting, the soundtrack consists of mostly reggae music. Approximately 30 hoses and the ship's fire sprinkler system were used to simulate heavy rainfall in the scene. The album features 12 songs, all of which are featured in the film; five of them were released as singles. [60] Scenes on the bridge were filmed in a mockup dubbed the "bridge ship", a large-scale reconstruction of the bow and bridge built atop the hull of a cargo ship. [71] The score was not officially released until June 2010, when it was sold by La-La Land Records as a 3000-unit limited edition album. [104] Mark Gordon and Graham Yost stated they felt "bitter and happy" after initially not being asked to be involved in Speed 2, then seeing that the film was unsuccessful. [71] He mixed the score at the same time the film was being edited,[73] which meant the music had to be constantly re-edited into the film. | [94] Audiences surveyed by CinemaScore gave the film a grade "B-" on scale of A to F.[95], Time said that Patric's character was "fundamentally uninteresting", but blamed De Bont and the screenwriters for "not providing their actors with stuff to act. Speed star Keanu Reeves was initially supposed to reprise his role as Jack Traven for the sequel, but decided not to commit and was replaced by Patric before filming. Company Credits For the TV channel, see. | [41] De Bont cast New Zealand actor Temuera Morrison as Juliano based on his role in Once Were Warriors (1994). It won Worst Sequel but lost both Worst Director and Worst Screenplay for a Film Grossing Over $100M to Batman and Robin. Alex decides to stop the ship by diving underneath it and jamming the propeller with a steel cable. [65] The mockup was powered by four diesel engines and pulled by a large chain at a speed of 18 miles per hour (29 km/h). [45][46] To add comic relief, De Bont cast comedian Tim Conway as Annie's driving instructor, and hoped it would be a comeback role for him. Speed 2: Cruise Control. Sandra Bullock and Jason Patric star as a young couple whose dream cruise turns to terror when a lunatic computer genius (Willem Dafoe) sets a … He also had an idea for a story about a plane that has to fly through the Andes mountains, but cannot ascend above 10,000 feet (3,000 m). Meanwhile, Alex orders the navigator, Merced, to flood the ship and slow it down by opening the ballast doors. [72], Specific action cues were scored on the piano down to each second of film. Geiger attempts to fly over the oil tanker, but the plane becomes impaled on the ship's foremast, causing both to explode. Noting how the film was set in the Caribbean and had a different, slower pace than Speed, Mancina gave the score a "Jamaican/Latin feel" by incorporating reggae music between action sequences. Alex realizes Geiger is controlling the ship. Filming & Production 45. With Sandra Bullock, Jason Patric, Willem Dafoe, Temuera Morrison. Director Jan de Bont felt the film was a "one-time story" with no sequel potential, and its studio, 20th Century Fox, included no obligation for the actors to appear in a follow-up film in their contracts. The final scene, in which the ship crashes into the island of Saint Martin, cost almost a quarter of the budget, and set records as the largest and most expensive stunt ever filmed. De Bont wanted 16 steel drum players, but due to a lack of available players, Mancina used eight drums which were double-tracked. [100] In addition to being ranked among the worst sequels, Empire ranked the film at number 24 on its list of The 50 Worst Movies Ever. Once at sea, however, a disgr… The film was released by 20th Century Fox on June 13, 1997, to negative reviews. [118][119], During its opening weekend, Speed 2 was shown on 2,615 screens and grossed $16.2 million. [4][26] After accepting the role, Patric stated that he never saw Speed or had any intentions of seeing it;[23] Reeves said he was looking forward to seeing Patric star in the sequel. After viewing the scene where Geiger attaches leeches to his body to cleanse his blood, Mancina felt the scene was "so gross" that he wrote a "slimy theme" for the character, which is distinctively different from the rest of the music. … Xavier Coronel Engine Room Crew Member #2. Mark Mancina wrote a techno track for the soundtrack based on his film score,[71] titled "Speed TK Re-mix", performed by Japanese musician Tetsuya "TK" Komuro. [128], This article is about the film. Speed 2 won the award for "Worst Remake or Sequel", but lost the award for "Worst Picture" to The Postman (1997). [59] Of all the stunt-related incidents during production, De Bont said the most frightening was when a stunt woman was hit in the face by a boat cable and required reconstructive surgery. | [47][48] Singer Tamia was cast as Sheri, an entertainer on the ship, because De Bont wanted a singer who could also act. Speed was released in June 1994, starring Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock. "[59] His stunts included being dragged by a seaplane through the water, jumping onto collapsing buildings, and scuba diving while pulled by a moving ship. The film's plot features the story of a runaway bus armed with a bomb that will explode if its speed drops below 50 miles per hour (80 km/h). The acting, story, and characters attracted the most criticism, as well as its setting on a slow-moving cruise ship, citing it as less thrilling than that of Speed on a fast-moving bus. Annie Porter is thrilled when her boyfriend Alex Shaw presents her with two tickets for a cruise to the Bahamas on a Norwegian luxury liner. [73], On Rotten Tomatoes the film has an approval rating of 4% based on reviews from 71 critics, with an average rating of 3.4/10. Juliano Brian McCardie. A computer hacker breaks into the computer system of the Seabourn Legend cruise … [62], For the climactic scene when the ship crashes into an island, De Bont wanted to create and destroy an actual town. [8] De Bont was contractually obligated to direct it,[10] and was paid a reported $5–6 million salary. The ship screeches down the side of the tanker, but manages to withstand the damage, and heads straight into a marina. [8] Due to positive word of mouth prior to its release, Fox considered producing a Speed sequel,[9] and officially announced plans after the film's initial box office success in the first week of its release. [120] Box office sales for Speed 2 dropped 54 percent the following weekend, grossing only $7.8 million and ranking at number five. Alex Shaw is on a motorcycle chasing a vehicle with stolen goods. To avoid collision with the oil tanker, Alex and Dante go into the ship's bilge and use the bow thrusters to turn it. When the winch lowering the lifeboat jams, Alex jumps into the boat to rescue the passengers, and Annie and Juliano use the ship's gangplank to get them back on deck. Liza (Cruise Director) Charles Parks ... Frank: Susan Barnes ... Constance: Bo Svenson ... Captain Pollard: Royale Watkins ... Dante: Alex Montesino ... Control Room Chief Engineer: Mark Adair-Rios … [59] Severe weather conditions from Hurricane Lili delayed production activity on the ship for several days, and caused seasickness among the cast and crew for the remainder of the production at sea. [51] Film crews moved to West Palm Beach and Miami, Florida in July 1996 anticipating shooting in each location for several weeks later that year. "[97] According to the Los Angeles Times, even children who saw the film felt it was strange that it took place on a ship "not capable of going more than a few knots per hour [sic]", and claimed that Speed was "much more logical. [101], Bullock has since regretted starring in the film, and stated that the script was to blame for the negative reception of the film. John Geiger (Willem Dafoe), the designer of the ship's computer system was fired and cast aside by the computer company he worked for, and now he wants revenge. "[83] In 2010, New York film critic David Edelstein featured an article on Speed 2 that described it as the "Worst Sequel of All", mainly due to the film's explanation for the absence of Reeves' character. Check out Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997) movie review, rating & box Office. ‎Watch trailers, read customer and critic reviews, and buy Speed 2: Cruise Control directed by Jan de Bont for $14.99. [49] According to Bullock, she performed all of her own stuntwork "except for a quarter of one stunt";[70] her stunt double worked for only three days during production. John Geiger Temuera Morrison. The score was recorded by a 96-person orchestra, including Mancina, who performed on a classical guitar on several cues. Sandra Bullock reprises her role as Annie as she travels on a cruise ship with new partner Alex (Jason Patric) when terminaly I'll John Geiger (Willem Dafoe) plans to crash the ship having stolen from the vault. While the plot is a parody of Speed, writers Graham Linehan and Arthur Mathews got the idea for the episode after asking themselves if it was possible to come up with a "worse idea for a sequel than Speed 2. [71] After the score was written, he created a demo of the entire score on a synthesizer to play for De Bont. He wrote new themes for Annie and Alex because he felt the original themes written for Reeves' character would not work well with Patric. Cruise Control tells the story of Annie (Bullock) and Alex (Patric), a couple who go on vacation to the Caribbean aboard a luxury cruise ship, which is hijacked by a villain named Geiger (Dafoe). [16][49][63] Despite De Bont's reason for choosing Saint Martin for filming, a hurricane struck the town and destroyed the set during construction. Watch Speed 2: Cruise Control movie trailer and get the latest cast info, photos, movie review and more on TVGuide.com. He began by creating themes and melodies, then worked them into the film where he felt they would fit. [24], Bullock initially declined to star in the sequel,[25] but later agreed to get financial backing for the drama film Hope Floats (1998); she was paid a reported $11–$13 million to reprise her role as Annie. [5][6] Director Jan de Bont felt the film was a "one-time story" with no sequel potential,[7] and its studio, 20th Century Fox, included no obligation for the actors to appear in a follow-up film in their contracts. [29], Many actors were considered to replace Reeves including: Simon Baker Denny,[30] Jon Bon Jovi,[31] Patrick Muldoon,[32] Johnathon Schaech,[33] Christian Slater,[34] and Billy Zane. Speed 2: Cruise Control is formulaic tripe that tries to be as big and as loud as it can, without any regard for the story or the characters. Merced Bo Svenson. [73][71] The reggae music was written to give the feel of being on vacation and serve as a love theme for the characters. 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. [23] During production at sea, Bullock was smacked into the ship on multiple occasions, and was saved by Patric from dangerous situation by the ship's rudder in one scene. [38] After Reeves declined to appear in Speed 2, the screenplay was rewritten to remove his character from the story, which De Bont wanted to deal with early in the film. [77] De Bont wanted musicians to appear in the film as entertainers on the cruise ship. The rest of the ship was added through computer-generated special effects during post-production. While the score for Speed only used strings, French horns, and percussion, Speed 2 used a wider variety of instruments including trombones, large woodwinds, bass clarinets, and contrabassoons. Speed 2 – Cruise Control ist ein US-amerikanischer Actionfilm aus dem Jahr 1997 von Regisseur Jan de Bont mit Sandra Bullock in der Hauptrolle. [15], Despite the overwhelming negative reviews, the film did receive some positive feedback. As passengers evacuate, Drew, a young deaf girl, becomes trapped in an elevator, and a group of people become trapped behind locked fire doors in a hallway filling with smoke. [11] McCormick and Jeff Nathanson collectively wrote the screenplay, working back from the idea based on De Bont's nightmare. De Bont made a deal with Virgin Records that it could not be released until at least six months after the release of the soundtrack. [44] Glenn Plummer was cast as a character named Maurice whose boat is hijacked by Alex, reprising his role from Speed as a Jaguar owner whose car is hijacked by Jack. She finds out that Alex is on the SWAT team after he lied and told her he was a beach officer. The film score features reggae music to serve as a love theme and complement the film's Caribbean vacation setting. Turen utvikler seg til et mareritt når en noen forsøker å kapre skipet for å få fatt på en stor samling edelstener ombord. "[99], It is also considered to be one of the worst film sequels of all time, and many publications have placed Speed 2 on their lists of the worst film sequels. Dann M Super Reviewer Jun 17, 2012 [40] Willem Dafoe was cast as Geiger after he wanted to star in a "big movie" and once again play a villain. Fox was initially hesitant to feature an altered version of their fanfare, but allowed the alteration after being convinced by De Bont and hearing it performed by an orchestra. "[112] The Atlanta Journal-Constitution,[113] Los Angeles Daily News,[114] and The Sacramento Bee[115] each gave favorable reviews, while stating that the film was not as good as Speed. Speed 2: Cruise Control was a bona fide franchise killer. [49] She did not plan on doing any film acting that early in her career, as she had yet to release her debut album, but said the part was "too perfect for [her] to resist. "[69][58] After surviving a traumatic surfing incident as a teenager, Bullock had to overcome her fear of water to perform necessary stuntwork in the film. Navy SEALs with scuba gear were present inside the tank during shooting, as the actors had to hold their breath during the scene. [16] Prior to production, details about the film were kept secret, and De Bont refused to confirm rumors about the film taking place on a ship,[17] although he did state that the sequel would be "funnier",[18] while Speed 2 star Jason Patric said the sequel is a "very complex movie" and would have "bigger sequences. Once at sea, however, a disgruntled passenger has other plans. Speed 2: Cruise Control Cast. Alex Shaw Willem Dafoe. Find full cast and crew information for the program Speed 2: Cruise Control. Geiger steals jewelry from the ship's vault. Twenty years ago this week, a true cinematic disaster was unleashed upon the world… SPEED 2: CRUISE CONTROL (1997). [122][123], The film received eight Razzie Award nominations out of 12 possible categories at the 18th Golden Raspberry Awards, and had the second-highest number that year following Batman and Robin (1997), which had 11 nominations. Patric is the film's actual seaborne legend, and a watchable one, but the pair's gooey relationship sorely lacks Speed's thrown-together dynamic. Eminent critic Roger Ebert, though, prominently stood in defense of the film, calling it a "truly rousing ocean liner adventure story" only weakened by Bullock's acting. "[116], Speed 2: Cruise Control premiered at the Cineplex Odeon in Century City, Los Angeles on June 9, 1997, and was released into theaters on June 13. [93] On their film review TV series Siskel & Ebert, they collectively gave Speed 2 a positive rating of "Two Thumbs Up", calling it a "truly rousing ocean liner adventure story", although Ebert criticized Bullock's more limited role in the sequel while Patric "stole all the action sequences. Alex shoots at it from the boat with a speargun and reels himself in through the water. [14] Neither Yost nor Speed producer Mark Gordon were asked to participate in the sequel, although Yost received a "characters created by" credit and Gordon was credited as executive producer for Speed 2. De Bont was skeptical of featuring a relatively unknown actor such as Patric, but was reminded by the studio that Bullock and Reeves were also relatively unknown prior to Speed,[36] and chose Patric based on his role in Sleepers (1996). It was a commercial and critical success. "[98] Kenneth Turan of The Los Angeles Times stated "Even the film's big-ticket closing stunts are more impressive for their size than for any excitement they generate. [26][13] Reeves was offered $12 million to reprise his role as Jack Traven, but turned it down because he did not like the script, was financially secure from the success of Speed,[27] and felt he was not "ready to mentally and physically" star in another action film after having completed Chain Reaction (1996). PG Certificate ADVERTISEMENT. All of these pleasures, and more, are in "Speed 2: Cruise Control,'' which is a sequel to "Speed" in name only--since even the basic premise is different. [68] Stunt coordinator Dick Ziker was very impressed with Patric's stuntwork, and said that he "is so physical he probably could be one of the top stunt men in the world. 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