Speed (1994)

Rated E for everyone.

It’s the 300th Ellis episode! Yup, the Next 153 Project represents the 3×100 times you’ve heard Bev & Ryan invade your earholes. Of course, there are more than 300 podcasts in total on this channel, but the numbers get confusing and who’s counting anyway? So…Speedgimmewhatineed! This is such a fun thriller and it’s one of the very best of the Die Hard ripoffs. Jan de Bont (directing his first-ever film!) hit a major home run. Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock make a terrific team and one of us also has big hearts for Dennis Hopper as the mad bomber. We talk about Hopper’s lowball ransom, that ludicrous jump, Reeves’ eternal likability and how could we not riff on the “cahns”? This is very simply the best 40 minutes of podcasting you’ll enjoy all day!

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Rotten Tomatoes reviews

1994 U.S. Box Office

AFI Top 100 Lists

1994 in film

1994 Academy Award winners & nominees

Oscar acceptance speeches: Sound and Sound F/X

Speed Honest Trailer and Honest Trailer commentary

Links to: Speed 2: Cruise Control and Die Hard and The Matrix and John Wick

YouTube links: Jumping on the bus and mind the gap, please and Harry goes into the right/wrong house and getting everybody off and the bus makes its last stop and the subway ends up on the street

Previously on the Next 152 Project: Men In Black

June 17th on the Next 154 Project: Up