[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. [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. [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). During the scoring of Speed 2, Mancina said in an interview that keeping up with the editing of the film was the "hardest thing [he had] ever done. [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. 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. [54][55] The Miami production took place in a gymnasium and boat hangar at the Dinner Key marina complex, rented by Fox. 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. "[76], To complement the film's Caribbean setting, the soundtrack consists of mostly reggae music. A computer hacker breaks into the computer system of the Seabourn Legend cruise … [111] At the Conference on World Affairs in 1999, Ebert spoke about the difficulty of making films such as Speed 2 and defended his review by offering a "Speed 3" contest for anyone to create a five-minute short film that takes place on something that cannot stop moving. 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 … 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. Annie (Sandra Bullock) and her policeman boyfriend Alex (Jason Patrick) decide to take a romantic ocean cruise together. Speed 2: Cruise Control is a 1997 American action thriller film produced and directed by Jan de Bont, and written by Randall McCormick and Jeff Nathanson. Approximately 30 hoses and the ship's fire sprinkler system were used to simulate heavy rainfall in the scene. Royale Watkins Dante. After he catches the driver of the vehicle, his girlfriend Annie Porter runs into him during her driving test. 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. | 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. 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. [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. Speed 2: Cruise Control é o segundo e último filme estadunidense de 1997 realizado por Jan de Bont.A recepção crítica do filme foi negativa. Cast 31. Alex realizes Geiger is controlling the ship. 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. [15], Despite the overwhelming negative reviews, the film did receive some positive feedback. ‎Watch trailers, read customer and critic reviews, and buy Speed 2: Cruise Control directed by Jan de Bont for $14.99. Concrete was also removed from the buildings and replaced with sand-coated balsa wood so the buildings would "crumble" more effectively after being hit by the rail ship. 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. With Sandra Bullock, Jason Patric, Willem Dafoe, Temuera Morrison. [5] The director began working on pre-production prior to the release of his previous film, Twister (1996). [71] The score includes a reworking of the 20th Century Fox fanfare, in which the final chord is sustained and "slithers down" into the opening theme, while the studio logo fades into a traveling shot of the ocean on screen. [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. Due to positive word of mouthprior to its release, Fox considered pr… Alex Montesino Control Room Chief Engineer. Annie (Sandra Bullock) and her policeman boyfriend Alex (Jason Patrick) decide to take a romantic ocean cruise together. 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). Speed 2: Cruise Control is the sequel of movie Speed. She dated the cop who saved her but broke up with him because he was constantly putting his life in danger. "[93] On Metacritic the film has a weighted average score of 23 out of 100, based on 22 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews". [40] Willem Dafoe was cast as Geiger after he wanted to star in a "big movie" and once again play a villain. The finale scene was filmed in the town of Marigot, Saint Martin. [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. For the TV channel, see. [120] Box office sales for Speed 2 dropped 54 percent the following weekend, grossing only $7.8 million and ranking at number five. The film score features reggae music to serve as a love theme and complement the film's Caribbean vacation setting. [118][119], During its opening weekend, Speed 2 was shown on 2,615 screens and grossed $16.2 million. Meanwhile, Alex orders the navigator, Merced, to flood the ship and slow it down by opening the ballast doors. 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. It was nominated for eight Golden Raspberry Awards, winning the Worst Remake or Sequel category. He was also required to tread water for multiple hours at a time. [37] Patric was paid a reported $4.5–$8 million for his role in Speed 2 and used his salary to finance a 1998 drama, Your Friends & Neighbors. TMDb Score. Speed 2: Cruise Control is the 1997 action thriller sequel directed by Jan de Bont three years on from its predecessor Speed. [47][48] Singer Tamia was cast as Sheri, an entertainer on the ship, because De Bont wanted a singer who could also act. [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. 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. 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[4] It was a commercial and critical success. [23] The scene was filmed using 14 cameras,[64] with the rail ship traveling 50 feet (15 m) at a time into the set, with debris from the destruction cleared between each take. John Geiger Temuera Morrison. The soundtrack featured mostly reggae music. 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. [121], The film grossed $48 million in the United States, and had a total gross of $164.5 million worldwide. Speed 2: Cruise Control Schauspieler, Cast & Crew. As the ship floods, Alex sees Drew on a monitor after she climbs out of the elevator, and runs to save her. 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. [3] Moviefone and Time have both ranked the film among the biggest box office bombs of all time, with estimated losses for the studio ranging from $40–70 million. Annie Porter Jason Patric. Speed 2: Cruise Control Cast. [45], Principal photography took place from September 23, 1996, to late February 1997. 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. 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). "[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. Van Order), visual effects assistant art director: ILM, visual effects production coordinator: ILM, senior production staff: ILM (as Patricia Blau Price), operations coordinator: ILM (as Brian K. Brecht), digital effects operator: ILM (as Endla M. Burrows), digital technologies: ILM (as Russell E. Darling), digital effects artist: ILM (as Russell W. Earl), digital effects compositing supervisor: ILM, digital effects production: ILM (as Jennifer González), visual effects production assistant: ILM (as Michele A. Spina), projectionist: ILM (as Timothy A. Greenwood), digital camera matchmover: ILM (as Jim Hagedorn), digital effects artist: ILM (as Jason Craig Hammack), digital technologies: ILM (as Pamela J. Kaye), paint artist: Rhythm & Hues (as John Alexander Lockwood), digital effects operator: ILM (as Nancy Jill Luckoff), digital effects artist: ILM (as Kirk J. McInroy), visual effects art direction supervisor: ILM, modeler: Rhythm & Hues (as Scott Peterson), transmission facilitator: ILM (as Mary Egan Serafini), assistant visual effects editor: Rhythm & Hues, operations coordinator: ILM (as Duncan J. Sutherland), paint artist: Rhythm & Hues (as Tristan James Tang), digital effects operator: ILM (as Suzie Vissotzky Tooley), digital effects sequence supervisor: ILM (as Barbara L. Nellis) / sequence supervisor, digital effects artist: ILM (as Hans H. Uhlig), rotoscope artist: ILM (as Matthew Wallin), computer graphics supervisor: Rhythm & Hues, scanning and recording operator (uncredited), first assistant camera (as Matthew Alper), second assistant camera: second unit (as Brian Keith Banks), key rigging grip (as Eliazar [Alex] Barraza), camera operator: second unit (as Ken W. Fisher), second assistant camera (as Peter Christian Niel Green), first assistant camera: second unit (as Mason R. Hersey), best boy grip: second unit (as Stephen V. Isabell), key grip: underwater unit (as Robin Knight), best boy rigging grip (as Michael A. Logan), camera operator: "a" camera (as David Lückenbach) / steadicam operator (as David Lückenbach), camera assistant: underwater unit (as Allister 'Chip' Matheson), second assistant camera (as Michael P. McGowan Jr.), first assistant camera: Vista Vision (as Richard K. McKay), first assistant camera: second unit (as Charles F. Whelan II), costume supervisor: second unit (as Michael B. Butler), assistant costume designer (as Deborah Latham Binkley), associate music supervisor (as Genevieve Thomas Colvin), orchestra contractor (as Sandy De Crescent), supervising music editor (as Zigmund M. Gron), music playback & recording mixer (uncredited), orchestral scoring recordist (uncredited), script supervisor: second unit (as Melinda I. Taksen), freelance script coordinator (uncredited), transportation coordinator: St. Martin (as Steven Mann), assistant accountant (as Teddy 'Bear' Davila), assistant marine coordinator (as Alexander Edlin), first assistant accountant (as Martin Elfalan), production secretary (as Diane 'Sissy' Jones), production assistant (as Fabrice 'Fab' Henssens), assistant: Ms. Bullock (as Lara L. Leonard), production coordinator (as Jason M. McGatlin), accounts payable clerk (as Brenda L. Morris), production assistant (as Sharon R. Nemirov), assistant: Mr. Perry (as Shannon N. Reid), accounting assistant (as Robert R. Russell III). [74] The album features 70 minutes of music across 14 tracks and, according to La-La Land, it also features a "notable amount of music" that was not used in the film, due to the constant re-edits prior to its release date. [77] De Bont wanted musicians to appear in the film as entertainers on the cruise ship. The film was released by 20th Century Fox on June 13, 1997, to negative reviews. [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. 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 … 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. Speed 2: Cruise Control's cast and crew. The production crew did not have a winch system available for the underwater shoot as depicted in the scene, so a pulley system was created by feeding Patric a rope that was attached to the axle of a car that drove along the barge. To provide a sense of velocity in the scene, the barge was towed by tugboats at one and a half knots. It was a commercial and critical success. 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. [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. It then crashes into a Saint Martin town and eventually stops. Alex Shaw Willem Dafoe. De Bont wanted 16 steel drum players, but due to a lack of available players, Mancina used eight drums which were double-tracked. He wrote new themes for Annie and Alex because he felt the original themes written for Reeves' character would not work well with Patric. 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. 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