Trivia / Speed 2: Cruise Control


  • Backed by the Pentagon: Navy SEALs were involved in the making of the movie. They were inside the underwater tank used for the "underwater kissing" scene.
  • Box Office Bomb: Budget, $160 million. Box office, $48,608,066 (domestically), $164,508,066 (worldwide).
  • Creator Killer: Jan De Bont's directorial career suffered heavily after this film flopped.
  • Fatal Method Acting: Very narrowly averted when Patric performs a motorcycle stunt, flying 30 feet into the air.
    • Also narrowly averted with Bullock, who was nearly decapitated by the cruise ship's rudder during the water sequences.
  • Money, Dear Boy: Bullock did the movie to get the financing for Hope Floats.
  • Old Shame: For Bullock and Patric.
  • What Could Have Been: The script of the film was originally written for a third Die Hard film.
    • Keanu turned down the movie to tour with his band Dogstar; most would applaud him for this decision after seeing the movie.
    • Matthew McConaughey was offered the lead role.
    • Gary Oldman turned down the role of Geiger, in favor of Air Force One.

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