Acclaimed cinematographer Jan De Bont's directing debut is a mindless, implausible, and thoroughly gripping adventure movie. SPEED parlays its crackerjack premise into a satisfying but instantly forgettable rollercoaster ride of explosions, car crashes, and awesome hardware.
Jack Traven (Keanu Reeves) is an irreverent LA cop who insists on doing things his way; he and his partner Harry Temple (Jeff Daniels) specialize in defusing bombs. They rescue an elevator full of people from mad bomber-extortionist Howard Payne (Dennis Hopper), but their triumph turns sour when
he returns with an even more audacious plan. There's a bomb on a city bus. Once the bus goes ove...