Speed 2: Cruise Control
Speed 2: Cruise Control is a 1997 American action thriller film produced and directed by Jan de Bont, written by Randall McCormick and Jeff Nathanson. It is a sequel to Speed; the film stars Jason Patric, Willem Dafoe, Sandra Bullock—the last reprising her role from Speed. The film was released by 20th Century Fox on June 13, 1997. Cruise Control follows couple Annie and Alex vacationing in the Caribbean aboard a luxury cruise ship, hijacked by a villain named Geiger; as they are trapped aboard the ship and Alex work with the ship's first officer to try to stop it after they discover it is programmed to crash into an oil tanker. De Bont had the idea for the film after he had a recurring nightmare about a cruise ship crashing into an island. Speed star Keanu Reeves was supposed to reprise his role as Jack Traven for the sequel, but decided not to commit and was replaced by Patric before filming. Production took place aboard the ship on which the film is set; the final scene, in which the ship crashes into the island of Saint Martin, cost a quarter of the budget, set records as the largest and most expensive stunt filmed.
Many interior scenes aboard the ship were shot on soundstages in the Greater Los Angeles Area. The soundtrack featured reggae music. Mark Mancina returned to compose the film score, released as an album 13 years after the film's release. Critical reception of the film was negative; the acting and characters attracted the most criticism, as well as its setting on a slow-moving cruise ship, citing it as less thrilling than that of Speed on a fast-moving bus. Eminent critic Roger Ebert, prominently stood in defense of the film, calling it a "truly rousing ocean liner adventure story" only weakened by Bullock's acting; the film was a financial disappointment, earning $164 million worldwide against a budget of $110 million. It was nominated for eight Golden Raspberry Awards, won the award for Worst Remake or Sequel. Alex Shaw is on a motorcycle chasing a vehicle with stolen goods. After he catches the driver of the vehicle, his girlfriend Annie runs into him during her driving test, she finds out that Alex is on the SWAT team after he told her he was a beach officer.
As an apology, Alex surprises her with a Caribbean cruise on Seabourn Legend. Aboard the ship, passenger John Geiger hacks into the ship's computer system, the following evening, he destroys the ship's communication systems and kills Captain Pollard. After remotely shutting down the ship's engines, Geiger calls the bridge to tell the first officer, that Pollard is dead and he is in charge. Juliano is ordered by Geiger to evacuate the ship. Geiger steals jewelry from the ship's vault; as passengers evacuate, Drew, a young deaf girl, becomes trapped in an elevator, a group of people become trapped behind locked fire doors in a hallway filling with smoke. As Annie and Alex attempt to board the last lifeboat, Geiger programs the ship to continue sailing; the winch lowering the lifeboat jams. Alex jumps into the boat to rescue the passengers who are falling off, Annie and Juliano use the ship's gangplank to get them back on deck. Alex realizes. Armed with skeet guns, he goes with Juliano to Geiger's cabin.
Geiger remotely detonates explosives inside the room. Annie and Dante, the ship's photographer, notice the people trapped behind the fire doors, Annie uses a chainsaw to cut the door open and let them out. Meanwhile, Alex orders the navigator, Merced, to flood the ship and slow it down by opening the ballast doors; as the ship floods, Alex sees Drew on a monitor after she climbs out of the elevator, runs to save her. Alex notices Geiger leaving the vault and holds him at gunpoint, but he escapes by closing the fire door in front of him. Using the ship's intercom, Geiger explains that he designed the ship's autopilot system and is taking revenge against the cruise line after being fired when he got sick from copper poisoning. Geiger again escapes from Alex by attaching a grenade to a door; the crew notice that Geiger has set the ship to crash into an oil tanker off the coast of Saint Martin. Alex decides to jamming the propeller with a steel cable. Geiger realizes Alex is trying to stop the ship, so he jams the cable winch while Alex is underwater, causing it to break off the ship and free the cable.
Geiger takes Annie hostage and escapes with her on a boat from the ship's stern. To avoid collision with the oil tanker and Dante go into the ship's bilge and use the bow thrusters to turn it; the ship screeches down the side of the tanker, but manages to withstand the damage, heads straight into a marina. It crashes into a Saint Martin town and stops. Alex hijacks a speed boat. Geiger takes Annie into a seaplane. Alex reels himself in through the water, he climbs onto the plane and rescues Annie, both escape from the plane on one of its floats, which falls onto the ocean. Geiger crashes into the oil tanker, causing it to explode; the tanker crew however are safe. Annie and Alex travel back to shore in the speed boat, he gives her an engagement ring, asking her if she will "wear it for a while", she accepts. Speed was released in June 1994, starring Sandra Bullock; the film's plot features story of a runaway bus armed with a bomb that will explode if its speed drops below 50 miles per hour. It was a box office success, grossing $350 million worldwide, holds a 93% "fresh" rating at review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes based on 60 critics' reviews.
15th Golden Raspberry Awards
The 15th Golden Raspberry Awards were held on March 26, 1995, at the El Rey Hotel in Los Angeles, California, to recognize the worst the movie industry had to offer in 1994. Erotic thriller Color of Night became the only Golden Raspberry Worst Picture "winner" to not receive a single other Razzie. Thumbelina became the first animated film to be nominated for and win a Razzie, which it received for Worst Original Song; the Specialist, Wyatt Earp, The Flintstones and Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult each took home two awards though the latter two weren't nominated for Worst Picture. The list of nominees follows, with recipients denoted in bold. 1994 in film 67th Academy Awards 48th British Academy Film Awards 52nd Golden Globe Awards 1st Screen Actors Guild Awards "Razzie Awards". Internet Movie Database. 1995
Sandra Annette Bullock is an American actress and philanthropist. She was the highest paid actress in the world in 2010 and 2014. In 2015, Bullock was chosen as People's Most Beautiful Woman, was included in Time's 100 most influential people in the world in 2010. Bullock is the recipient including an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award. After making her acting debut with a minor role in the thriller Hangmen, Bullock received early attention for her supporting work in the action film Demolition Man, her breakthrough came in the action thriller Speed. She established herself in the 1990s, with leading roles in the romantic comedies While You Were Sleeping and Hope Floats, thrillers The Net and A Time to Kill. Bullock achieved further success in the following decades with the comedies Miss Congeniality, Two Weeks Notice, The Proposal, The Heat, Ocean's 8, the drama Crash, the thrillers Premonition and Bird Box. Bullock was awarded the Academy Award for Best Actress and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Drama for portraying Leigh Anne Tuohy in the biographical drama The Blind Side.
She was nominated in the same categories for playing an astronaut stranded in space in the science fiction thriller Gravity, her highest-grossing live-action release. In addition to her acting career, Bullock is the founder of the production company Fortis Films, she has produced some of the films in which she has starred, including Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous and All About Steve. She was an executive producer of the ABC sitcom George Lopez and made several appearances during its run. Bullock was born in Arlington, Virginia, on July 26, 1964, the daughter of John W. Bullock, an Army employee and part-time voice coach from Birmingham and Helga Mathilde Meyer, an opera singer and voice teacher from Germany. Bullock's maternal grandfather was a German rocket scientist from Nuremberg. John, in charge of the Army's Military Postal Service in Europe, was stationed in Nuremberg when he met Helga, they married in Germany and moved to Arlington, where John worked with the Army Materiel Command before becoming a contractor for The Pentagon.
Bullock has a younger sister, Gesine Bullock-Prado, who served as president of Bullock's production company Fortis Films. Bullock was raised in Germany and Austria for 12 years, grew up speaking German, she had a Waldorf education in Nuremberg. As a child, while her mother went on European opera tours, Bullock stayed with her aunt Christl and cousin Susanne, the latter of whom married politician Peter Ramsauer. Bullock studied ballet and vocal arts as a child and accompanied her mother, taking small parts in her opera productions. In Nuremberg, she sang in the opera's children's choir. Bullock has a scar above her left eye, caused by a fall into a creek when she was a child. While she maintains her American citizenship, Bullock applied for German citizenship in 2009. Bullock attended Washington-Lee High School, where she was a cheerleader and performed in school theater productions. After graduating in 1982, she attended East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, where she received a BFA in Drama in 1987.
While at ECU, she performed in multiple theater productions including Three Sisters. She moved to Manhattan, New York, where she supported herself as a bartender, cocktail waitress, coat checker while auditioning for roles. While in New York, Bullock took acting classes with Sanford Meisner, she appeared in several student films, landed a role in an Off-Broadway play No Time Flat. Director Alan J. Levi was impressed by Bullock's performance and offered her a part in the made-for-television film Bionic Showdown: The Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman; this led to her being cast in a series of small roles in several independent films as well as in the lead role of the short-lived NBC television version of the film Working Girl. She went on to appear in several films, such as Love Potion No. 9, The Thing Called Love and Fire on the Amazon, before rising to early prominence with her supporting role in the sci-fi action film Demolition Man. Bullock's big breakthrough came in 1994, when she starred as one of the passengers of a city bus containing a bomb in the action thriller Speed alongside actor Keanu Reeves.
She was required to read for Speed to make sure there was the right chemistry between her and Reeves. She recalls that they had to do "all these physical scenes together, rolling around on the floor and stuff." Speed garnered acclaim from critics who, according to Rotten Tomatoes, asserted it was a "terrific popcorn thriller outstanding performances from Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper, Sandra Bullock". It took in US$350 million worldwide. After the success of Speed, Bullock established herself as a Hollywood leading actress. In the romantic comedy While You Were Sleeping, she portrayed a lonely Chicago Transit Authority token collector who saves the life of a man. While the film made US$182 million globally, it received positive reviews, with Rotten Tomatoes' critical consensus reading: "While You Were Sleeping is built wholly from familiar ingredients, but assembled with such skill—and with such a charming performance from Sandra Bullock—that it gives formula a good name." She received her first Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.
In 1995, Bullock starred in the thriller The Net as a computer programmer who stumbles upon a conspiracy that puts h
Matthew Steven LeBlanc is an American actor and television host. He received international recognition for his portrayal of dim-witted, yet well-intentioned womaniser Joey Tribbiani on Friends, which ran from 1994 to 2004. For his work on Friends, LeBlanc received three Emmy Award nominations, he has starred as a fictionalized version of himself in Episodes, for which he won a Golden Globe Award and received four additional Emmy Award nominations. He co-hosted Top Gear from 2016 to 2019; as of 2016, he plays Adam Burns in Man with a Plan. LeBlanc was born in Massachusetts, his mother, was an office manager, his father, Paul LeBlanc, was a mechanic. His father is of French-Canadian descent and his mother is of Italian ancestry, he attended Newton North High School, graduated in 1985, alongside comedian Louis C. K, he moved to New York at the age of 17 to pursue a career in modelling. LeBlanc first appeared in a 1987 Heinz Tomato Ketchup commercial. In 1988, he starred in the television drama TV 101 for one season.
In 1991, he had a recurring role on the hit Fox sitcom Married... with Children. He played the son of one the protagonist's friends and boyfriend to his daughter, he went on to star in two short-lived spin-offs: Top of the Vinnie and Bobby. He appeared in two Jon Bon Jovi music videos: "Miracle", from the Young Guns II soundtrack in 1990, "Say It Isn't So" in 2000, he appeared in Alanis Morissette's single "Walk Away", Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' "Into the Great Wide Open", in Bob Seger's "Night Moves". LeBlanc found success in the role of Joey Tribbiani on Friends, went on to play this character for 12 years — 10 seasons of Friends and two seasons of Joey. Friends was wildly successful, LeBlanc, along with his co-stars, gained wide recognition among viewers; this ensemble situation comedy became a major hit for NBC. For his performance, LeBlanc received three Primetime Emmy Award nominations, three Golden Globe award nominations, one Screen Actors Guild Award. During this time he appeared in the films Lookin' Italian, Ed, Lost in Space, Charlie's Angels, its sequel, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle.
Following the cancellation of Joey, LeBlanc announced that he would be taking a one-year hiatus from acting on TV, which turned into five years. His next role would be as a fictionalized version of himself on Episodes. From 2011, LeBlanc began appearing as a fictional version of himself in Episodes, a television series about a fictional American remake of an fictional British television series; the series is written by his partner Jeffrey Klarik. At the 69th Golden Globe Awards in 2012, LeBlanc won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a television series, musical, or comedy, was nominated for an additional four Primetime Emmy Awards. In February 2012, LeBlanc appeared in the second episode of the eighteenth series of Top Gear, where he set the fastest lap time in the "Star in a Reasonably Priced Car" segment in a Kia Cee'd. Lapping at 1:42.1, he beat the show's previous recordholder Rowan Atkinson by 0.1 seconds. He appeared in the fourth episode of the nineteenth season to race the New Kia Cee'd, beat his previous time.
In February 2016, the BBC announced LeBlanc had signed on to become one of the new Top Gear hosts, signing a new two-year deal that year. He announced his decision to retire from the series in May 2018, having co-hosted it for three years. Despite the show being "great fun", he stated the "time commitment and extensive travel takes me away from my family and friends more than I'm comfortable with."LeBlanc plays the lead role in the CBS sitcom Man with a Plan, which began airing in 2016. LeBlanc married Melissa McKnight, a British-born American model, in May 2003, they had been introduced in 1997 by wife of actor Lou Diamond Phillips. LeBlanc proposed to her a year later, their daughter, born in 2004, began suffering seizures when at eight months old. By the time she was two years old, the condition, thought to be a form of dysplasia, had subsided.. LeBlanc and McKnight divorced in October 2006, citing irreconcilable differences.. After his divorce, LeBlanc dated actress Andrea Anders; the two met on the set of Joey.
A representative for the pair confirmed the couple had split in January 2015. In March 2018, LeBlanc confirmed. LeBlanc has been nominated for, won, a number of awards
Kevin Michael Costner is an American actor, director and musician. His accolades include two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, one Primetime Emmy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards. Costner began his acting career with Sizzle Beach, U. S. A.. Following a few minor supporting parts, he rose to prominence with his portrayal of Eliot Ness in The Untouchables; this was followed by a successful period in his career with starring roles in such films as. In 1995, Costner co-produced Waterworld; the most expensive film made at the time, it was a major box office disappointment which marked a significant downturn in his career. His second directorial feature The Postman was another disappointment which marked a massive downfall of his career as a leading man, he has since starred in numerous films to rejuvenate his leading man status, including Message in a Bottle, For Love of the Game, Thirteen Days, 3000 Miles to Graceland, Rumor Has It, The Guardian, Mr. Brooks, 3 Days to Kill, McFarland, USA, Draft Day, Criminal.
All of these films however have been either critical or commercial failures, failing to reboot his status. In recent years he has had supporting parts in critically favored films including The Upside of Anger, Man of Steel, Hidden Figures, Molly's Game. On television, Costner portrayed Devil Anse Hatfield in the miniseries Hatfields & McCoys, winning the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie. Since 2018, he stars as John Dutton on drama series Yellowstone. Costner was born on January 18, 1955 in Lynwood and grew up in Compton, California, he is the youngest of the middle of whom died at birth. His mother, Sharon Rae, was a welfare worker, his father, William Costner, was an electrician and utilities executive at Southern California Edison, his father's heritage originates with German immigrants to North Carolina in the 1700s, Costner has English, Irish and Welsh ancestry. Costner was raised Baptist, he was not academically inclined. He enjoyed sports, took piano lessons, wrote poetry, sang in the First Baptist Choir.
He has stated that a viewing of the 1962 film How the West Was Won at the age of seven had "formed" his childhood. He has described spending his teenage years in various parts of California as his father's career progressed, as a period when he "lost a lot of confidence", having to make new friends often. Costner lived in Ventura in Visalia, he earned a BA in marketing and finance from California State University, Fullerton in 1978. While at CSUF, he became a brother in the Delta Chi Fraternity. Costner became interested in acting while in his last year of college, upon graduation he married Cindy Silva, who worked at Disneyland as Cinderella; the couple honeymooned in Puerto Vallarta. Burton agreed to speak to Costner. Costner, taking acting classes but had not told his wife about his desire to be an actor, watched Burton and approached when Burton gestured. Costner told Burton that he would prefer to avoid the drama that followed Burton and asked if he would have to tolerate that if he became an actor.
Burton replied, "You have blue eyes, I have blue eyes. I think you'll be fine." After the plane landed, Burton's limousine pulled up to the curb where Costner and his wife were waiting for a taxi. Burton wished Costner good luck, the two never met again. Costner credits Burton with contributing to his career. Having agreed to undertake a job as a marketing executive, Costner began taking acting lessons five nights a week, with the support of his wife, his marketing job lasted 30 days. He took work which allowed him to develop his acting skills via tuition, including working on fishing boats, as a truck driver, giving tours of stars' Hollywood homes to support the couple while he attended auditions Costner made his film debut in the film Sizzle Beach, U. S. A.. Filmed in the winter of 1978–79, the film was not released until 1981 and re-released in 1986; the release complications and lack of documentation lead many to believe that Costner's debut was in The Touch known as, in 1983 with Eve Lilith and Andra Millian.
Costner made a brief appearance in the Ron Howard film Night Shift. He is listed in the credits as'Frat Boy No. 1' and appears at the climax of a frat-style, blow-out party in the New York City morgue, when the music is stopped by a frantic Henry Winkler. Costner can be seen looking surprised at the sudden halt of celebration. Costner appeared in a commercial for the Apple Lisa and Table for Five in 1983, the same year, had a small role in the nuclear holocaust film Testament, he was cast in The Big Chill and filmed several scenes that were planned as flashbacks, but they were removed from the final cut. His role was that of Alex, the friend who committed suicide, the event that brings the rest of the cast together. Costner was a friend of director Lawrence Kasdan, who promised the actor a role in a futur
Pamela Denise Anderson is a Canadian-American actress and model. Anderson is best known for her appearances in Playboy magazine and for her work on the television series Home Improvement, Baywatch and V. I. P.. She rose to fame after being selected as the February 1990 Playmate of the Month for Playboy magazine. Anderson went on to frequent appearances on the magazine's cover, holding the record of most Playboy covers by any person, she became known to a wider audience in 1991, appearing as a recurring character, Lisa, on the award-winning ABC sitcom Home Improvement for its first two seasons. She received international recognition for her starring role as C. J. Parker in the action-drama television show Baywatch, further cementing her status as a sex symbol. Anderson has appeared in films such as Barb Wire and Blonde and Blonder, she was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame in 2006. Anderson is a prominent activist for the animal rights movement and has conducted campaigns condemning the commercial fur industry and promoting veganism through the animal rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
Anderson was born in Ladysmith, British Columbia, the daughter of Barry, a furnace repairman, Carol Anderson, a waitress. Her great-grandfather, Juho Hyytiäinen, was Finnish and of Romani descent, a native of Saarijärvi, left the Grand Duchy of Finland for Canada in 1908, he changed his name to Anderson. Anderson has Russian ancestry on her mother's side. Anderson got some press coverage right after her birth as a "Centennial Baby", having been born on July 1, 1967, the 100th anniversary of Canada's official founding via the Constitution Act, 1867. Anderson claims she suffered sexual abuse as a child, a fact she revealed publicly in 2014, she said she was molested by a female babysitter from ages 6 to 10, raped by a 25-year-old man when she was age 12, gang-raped by her boyfriend and six of his friends when she was 14. Anderson attended Highland Secondary School in Comox, British Columbia. During high school, she played on the volleyball team, she graduated in 1985. In 1988, Anderson worked as a fitness instructor.
In 1989, Anderson attended a BC Lions Canadian Football League game at the BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, where she was featured on the Jumbotron while wearing a Labatt's Beer T-shirt. The brewing company hired Anderson as a spokesmodel. Inspired by that event, her then-boyfriend Dan Ilicic produced a poster of her image, entitled the Blue Zone Girl. Anderson appeared as the cover girl on Playboy magazine's October 1989 issue, she moved to Los Angeles to further pursue a modeling career. Playboy subsequently chose her as Playmate of the Month in their February 1990 issue, in which she appeared in the centerfold photo. Anderson elected to have breast implant surgery, increasing her bust size to 34D, she increased her bust size again, to 34DD, several years later. Anderson's Playboy career spans 22 years, she has appeared on more Playboy covers than any other model, she has made numerous appearances in the publication's newsstand specials. Anderson wrote the foreword in the Playboy coffee table book Playboy's Greatest Covers.
After Anderson moved to Los Angeles, she won a minor role as Lisa, the original "Tool Time girl", on the ABC comedy series Home Improvement. She left the show after two seasons and won the role of C. J. Parker on Baywatch, which she played for five seasons between 1992 and 1997 making her one of the longest-serving cast members; this has been one of her best-known roles to date and has gained her a lot of popularity from international viewers. She reprised her role in a reunion movie, Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding, to star in commercials for DirecTV in 2007. Anderson was still appearing on the cover of the magazine each year. In 1993, Anderson appeared in a music video "Can't Have Your Cake" by Vince Neil to promote his first solo album Exposed. In 1994, she was cast in her first starring film role, in Raw Justice known as Good Cop, Bad Cop, costarring with Stacy Keach, David Keith, Robert Hays. Under the alternate title, the film won the Bronze Award at the Worldfest-Charleston in the category for dramatic theatrical films.
In 1996, she appeared in Barb Wire playing Barbara Rose Kopetski, claimed by some sources to be Anderson's real name, although it is not. The movie, a thinly veiled futuristic remake of Casablanca, was not a commercial success. During filming, she had a real barb wire tattoo put on her left upper arm as an alternative to having it painted on by make-up artists every day, but had it removed in 2016. In April 1997, she guest-hosted Saturday Night Live, she appeared on one of two covers for the September issue of Playboy. In September 1998, Anderson starred as Vallery Irons in the Sony Pictures Television syndicated action series V. I. P. created by J. F. Lawton. Blending action and humor in a fast-paced adventure series, with Anderson poking fun at her tabloid image, the show explored the exciting and sometimes treacherous lives of the rich and famous; the series lasted through a successful four-year run. In 1999, she appeared as a man-eating giantess in the music video for "Miserable" by California alternative rock band Lit.
She appeared on The Nanny as Heather Biblow. In 1999, she had her breast implants surgically removed. Sam Newman House, a pop architecture building constructed in 2003 in St Kilda, Australia, features a large image of Anderson's face. Sam Newman commissioned local architect Cassandra Fahey to design the building, used the image with Anderson's permission. Permits were issued retroactively
17th Golden Raspberry Awards
The 17th Golden Raspberry Awards were held on March 23, 1997, at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel to recognise the worst the movie industry had to offer in 1996. Striptease took home the most Razzies of the evening, winning 6 out of 7 nominations, including Worst Picture. 1996 in film 69th Academy Awards 50th British Academy Film Awards 54th Golden Globe Awards 3rd Screen Actors Guild Awards "Razzie Awards". Internet Movie Database. 1997