Pop quiz: You’re the exec in charge of the sequel to the smash hit ”Speed.” The original leading man, Keanu Reeves, has decided that he’d rather play bass than play ball, and you’ve replaced him with the dour Patric. Your charismatic leading lady, Bullock, is, thanks to her heroics in the first movie, now one of Hollywood’s biggest stars. You’ve just been handed the script, in which Bullock has nothing to do except wait for Patric to rescue her and respond to each new crisis with a whiny ”Aw, man!” What do you do? What do you do? Well, if you go ahead and shoot the script as is, as the powers that be did, you alternately bore spectators to tears and irritate them to death, that’s what you do.
THROW IT BACK: Bullock and Patric smooch in fishy Speed 2
Genre: Action/Adventure, Mystery and Thriller, Romance; Starring: Sandra Bullock, Jason Patric, Willem Dafoe; Director: Jan de Bont; Author: Randall McCormick, Jeff Nathanson; Release Date Wide: 06/13/1997; Runtime (in minutes): 121; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
Posted November 28 1997 — 12:00 AM EST
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