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.
Star-Derailing Role: Jason Patric's career as a leading man was effectively ended by this film, with all his subsequent roles either being supporting ones, on TV or in low-budget films. Sandra Bullock was also sent into a brief career slump, but was able to pull herself out of it a few years later with .
Miss Congeniality What Could Have Been: The script of the film was originally written for a third film.
Die Hard 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 .
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