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Speed

Saturday, Jul 13 at 8:00 pm

Location: Redstone Theater

Dir. Jan De Bont. 1994, 116 mins. DCP. With Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock, Dennis Hopper, Jeff Daniels. An unbeatable premise—a city bus rigged with a bomb that will go off if it runs drops below 50 miles per hour—sent this modestly budgeted action spectacle to the box office stratosphere, kicking off the summer 94 movie season with panache. The directorial debut of veteran cinematographer De Bont (Cujo, Die Hard, Basic Instinct), this relentless ride made a big-league star out of Reeves as the SWAT officer who climbs onboard to save the passengers; introduced the wider world to the charms of Bullock as the civilian enlisted to steer the lumbering vehicle when the driver goes down for the count; and gave a terrific late-career villain role to Hopper, whose menacing games (“Pop quiz, hot shot!”) quickly entered the cultural vocabulary. A thrill from its nail-biter elevator opening to its final subway chase, Speed is a model of ruthless efficiency. 

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). There is a $1.50 transaction fee per ticket for all online purchases. The cost of admission may be applied toward a same-day purchase of a membership. 

Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission.