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.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandra Bullock ... Annie
Jason Patric ... Officer Alex Shaw
Willem Dafoe ... John Geiger
Temuera Morrison ... Juliano
Brian McCardie ... Merced
Christine Firkins Christine Firkins ... Drew
Mike Hagerty ... Harvey (as Michael G. Hagerty)
Colleen Camp ... Debbie
Lois Chiles ... Celeste
Francis Guinan ... Rupert
Tamia ... Sheri Silver
Jeremy Hotz ... Ashton
Enrique Murciano ... Alejandro (as Enrique Murciano Jr.)
Jessica Diz ... Isabel
Connie Ray ... Fran Fisher


Annie Porter, the woman who was held on a bus with a bomb attached to it that will go off if it slows down. She dated the cop who saved her but broke up with him because he was constantly putting his life in danger. She would then date a guy named Alex who is also a cop but told her that he does a mundane assignment. But she eventually learns that he works for the same unit that the other guy worked for and is also addicted to danger. She wants to break up with but he surprises her with a cruise. She agrees to go. And he's planning to propose to her. But when he notices another passenger act peculiar, he can't help but try to find out what's up with him. He's Geiger, a computer man who designed the ship's systems, who was fired. He then takes over the ship's systems and sets it on a course that will send it into a tanker. Alex tries to stop him. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for frenetic disaster action and violence | See all certifications »

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Sandra Bullock (Annie), Glenn Plummer (Maurice), Joe Morton (Mac) and Susan Barnes (Constance), are the only four that acted in both movies. See more »


There is no reason for a chainsaw to be aboard a boat. Especially a cruise ship. The chainsaw's sole purpose is to cut wood, specifically trees. Also, the exhaust fumes from running a gas powered chainsaw indoors would be hazardous to all involved. See more »


Marifa: Bad luck to run ship over town.
Maurice: No shit, bad luck! I just bought a condo here!
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No oceans were polluted during the filming of this movie. See more »

Alternate Versions

The network TV version of the film makes the following changes:
  • The final scene of the theatrical version of the film where Annie is repeating her drivers test is shown at the very beginning.
  • An additional scene was added showing Annie and Alex driving to the port and riding a dinghy to the ship where Annie first meets Geiger.
  • The name of the cruise ship was changed to "S.S. Legend".
  • An additional scene was added showing crew of the Eindhoven Lion extinguishing the oil tanker after the bow thruster scene.
  • An extended boat crash scene was added with more dialogue between the crew on the ship.
  • An extended scene was added showing Alex walking through a crashed house and through St. Martin after jumping off the ship.
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Make Tonight Beautiful
Written by Diane Warren
Performed by Tamia
Produced by Keith Thomas for Yellow Elephant Music, Inc.
through courtesy of Sony Music, a Group of Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Tamia appears courtesy of Qwest Records
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Boring sequel with supercharged action and average pacing
7 August 2010 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

This embarrassing following with similar artist and technician crew is inferior to original starred by Keanu Reeves, Bullock and Dennis Hopper . This moving movie deals with some desperate passengers threatened who are saved by Jason Patric and Sandra Bullock , based on the characters created by Graham Yost. The daredevil L.A.P.D. cop( Jason Patric) and his love interest (Sandra Bullock) taking on an extreme terrorist (Willem Defoe) who wires a cruise that is triggered to explode and where passengers face certain death . The couple on Caribbean cruise holidays hops on board but the captain (Bo Svenson)is killed and the valiant cop takes the wheel .

Mindless, overlong and tiring film is packed with thrills, intrigue, suspense, tension and lots of interminable action. Silly relationship between two main characters, Patrick and Bullock, based on risked circumstances work out pretty bad . Willem Dafoe steals the show as psycho mastermind , Jason Patric is regular as brave, intrepid police and of course Sandra Bullock does her usual role as feisty woman . Ample support cast who play the cruise passengers as Temuera Morrison, Colleen Camp , Lois Chiles, Glenn Plummer , Tim Conway , among others . Ridiculous argument by Jan De Bont , McCormick and Nathanson that dispenses absurd excitement as well as entertainment. Packs colorful and atmospheric cinematography using Steadicam or hand-held camera by Jack N. Green . And stirring and exciting musical score fitting to action by Mark Mancina . The picture is middling realized in his second-time as director by Jan De Bont, a successful cameraman (Basic Instict, Die Hard) and Paul Verhoveen's ordinary photographer and occasionally director (Speed , Twister). The film will appeal to Sandra Bullock fans. Rating : Below average .

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Release Date:

13 June 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Speed II See more »


Box Office


$160,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,158,942, 15 June 1997

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