Classic Trailer: Speed (1994)

Pop Quiz, Hotshot! Speed is in my top ten favourite action movies of all time with Keanu proving he had the chops to be the next action star, a great villain in Dennis Hopper and Mark Mancina giving the best music score of his career.

I remember 1994 was a fun year for movies as I did a double bill with this and Pulp Fiction one day which was awesome.

This classic trailer for Speed has the late great Don LaFontaine on voiceover duties and I miss him (and voiceovers in general) from modern movie trailers.

SYNOPSIS: Los Angeles police officer Jack (Keanu Reeves) angers retired bomb squad member Howard Payne (Dennis Hopper) by foiling his attempt at taking hostages. In revenge, Payne arms a bus with a bomb that will explode if it drops below 50 miles per hour. With the help of spunky passenger Annie (Sandra Bullock), Jack and his partner Harry (Jeff Daniels) try to save the people on the bus before the bomb goes off, while also trying to figure out how Payne is monitoring them.