How old was Keanu Reeves when he did Speed?

Reeves was 29 when Speed was released, and I don’t think he’s ever been better than he is as Jack Traven, the buzzcut badass whose quick-thinking heroics keep the film (and the bus) moving at its adrenalized clip.

How fast did they have to go in Speed?

In the movie Speed, Dennis Hopper’s character places a bomb on a freeway commuter bus. Once the bus reaches 50 mph on the freeway, the bomb is armed. If the speed drops below 50 mph, the bomb goes off. Even in 1994, staying above 50 mph on an LA freeway during the 8 a.m. rush hour was a challenge.

What was the nickname the bomber gave Sandra Bullock’s character in Speed?

They succeed, and head to Los Angeles International Airport to use the unobstructed runways. Meanwhile, Harry identifies the bomber as Howard Payne, a former Atlanta Police Department bomb squad officer.

How much did Keanu Reeves make for Speed?

Keanu Reeves Salary Highlights He earned $95,000 for his role in Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. He earned $1.2 million for 1994’s Speed. That’s the same as around $2 million after adjusting for inflation.

Who turned down the lead role in Speed?

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Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock, here in 2014, co-starred in the original “Speed” film in 1994. Keanu Reeves has revealed why he turned down the 1997 movie “Speed 2: Cruise Control.”

Did Keanu do stunts in Speed?

Reeves also did the majority of his own stunts, including the scene where Jack jumps onto the bus from the moving car. Bont did not want Reeves to do it but he secretly trained with the stunt team and did it in one take.

Did they really jump a bus in speed?

Go behind the scenes of one the most famous stunts in action movie history and learn why we it keeps us on the edge of our seats despite its absurdity. Ok, in fairness, part of the bus jump scene in “Speed” was CGI, i.e. they didn’t actually jump a bus across a giant gap in a freeway, but they did jump a bus.

How many cars were wrecked in the movie speed?

SW: We built eight Mustangs, and we wrecked six. Five of them were complete write-offs.

How did the bus jump in Speed?

The driver was rigged up in a bungee cord setup, and when he landed he did bite his lip, but it went well. The thing is, when we set the ramp, we were just a few degrees off. And with the motor being in the back of the bus, it just kept the bus down.

Why did Keanu Reeves refuse Speed 2?

Keanu Reeves hated the script for Speed 2 Reeves told Kimmel that while he enjoyed working on Speed, one look at the sequel’s script was all it took for him to get as far away from the project as possible. “I loved working with Jan de Bont and Sandra, of course,” the actor explained (via Den of Geek).