Speed

Board the bus an unknown, exit a star.

Sandra Bullock had made 10 films, including Demolition Man, before joining Keanu Reeves in this slam-bang action thriller, but this made her an all-timer.

After the driver is shot, she’s bumped up from average passenger to pilot of a transit bus which can’t go below 50 MPH or it explodes.

So, a normal Tuesday.

Watching this film unfold in theaters back in ’94, or seeing it for the 10,000th time in our modern-day world, everything clicks.

Keanu is a deadpan master, mad bomber Dennis Hopper goes bonkers, and Sandy B. is a bright, shining supernova.

 

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