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Speed 2: Cruise Control

Visible crew/equipment: When the Seaborn Legend is just starting to hit the decking, there is one shot from on the deck of the boat moving towards the camera with a cannon in front of the boat. Look by the end of the cannon and you can see the camera that is attached to the boat.

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Factual error: No ship has ever been - or ever will be built without having emergency fuel shutoff devices that can be manually operated.

Continuity mistake: At the end, the angle of the ship is differant between the interior and the exterior shots.

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Factual error: In one scene they attempt to divert the ship by manually activating the ship's bowthruster. A thruster is a propeller in a transverse direction. This allows the ship to turn more efficiently when docking. However the thruster loses any efficiency above approximately 5 knots. In the film they use it at 17 knots. Secondly, a thruster is powered by an electric motor of at least 500 kW, yet they manage to turn it by hand. That handle does not exist in real life, and no one would be able to turn it anyway.

Factual error: You cannot walk into a ballast tank from the accommodation areas. The tanks are not painted white on the inside, and electric lights are not installed in ballasttanks. And finally, when filling ballasttanks, it is done through a pipe and a pump, not by opening gigantic doors in the ship's hull.

Continuity mistake: You have to look really close, but while they are dancing, when the alarms go off, Sandra Bullock is wearing hose. Later, when they are running around the ship, she has taken them off. Then towards the end, wear she is under water, with her hands tied together, she is wearing pantyhose again.

Continuity mistake: Throughout the movie, the cameras show a wide shot of the cruise liner from the sky, the evening before all the commotion look for the name of the ship, it is painted over, but the next morning, the name is perfectly readable.

Other mistake: How is it, that throughout the entire film, Alex manages to keep the engagement ring in his pocket. After everything that happened.

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Revealing mistake: When we see Annie looking back at Seaborn Legend just after it hit the Heindhoven Lion, the Seaborn Legend looks like it is superimposed onto the water.

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Revealing mistake: When Seaborn Legend hits the Eindhoven Lion, some of the sparks come from places that are not making contact.

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Audio problem: When Jason Patric is pursuing Willem Dafoe and firing a shotgun, the gun is a semi-automatic (self-loading) model. However, the sound mix includes the very distinctive noise of a pump-action shotgun being cycled manually before each shot.

Continuity mistake: After being underwater to deal with the bow thrusters, Alex and Dante go up to the bridge. When they get there both of their shirts are almost completely dry, despite being fully submerged in water only minutes before.

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Continuity mistake: When Annie has been taken hostage near the end, Alex takes his shirt off and throws it down. Next shot he has it back on.

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Continuity mistake: Alex and the photographer turn the bow thruster to force the ship to turn and avoid a collision with the Eindhoven Lion. This being the case, surely the Seabourn Legend should therefore continue in a circle and not be able to head for land.

Factual error: In the scene where Dafoe is escaping in the hydro-plane with Bullock, it takes an extremely long time to take off. Those kind of planes needs 800-900 meters to achieve the necessary speed, taking about 45 sec., while the scene lasts almost 2 minutes.

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Factual error: Near the end, the starboard anchor runs out, into a car on the pier. The anchor chain on a normal vessel of that size is about 300 meters long, and fastened to the vessel at the end, in the bottom of the so-called chain-locker. And the anchor does not come out of the ship in a roll lead, it has its own opening in the hull.

Continuity mistake: On the bridge the speed is shown going down fairly fast. The camera shows it going down from 17.8kts to 17.3kts. Geiger is then made aware of the deceleration and opens up his PC. The speed is still decreasing but is only at 17.1kts when he first looks. The speed is still going down at the same rate so should be well past 17.1kts on Geiger's screen.

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Revealing mistake: When Alex and Dante are heading for the bow thrusters, there is one shot of the Seabourne Legend cutting through the water. In one shot you can see the wake from the filming boat before where the Seabourne Legend has been.

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Continuity mistake: The Seaborn Legend hits the Eindhoven Lion and can be seen scraping off the end of the tanker. The shot then changes to Annie and the Seaborn Legend is a good distance away from the tanker.

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Audio problem: When Alex orders that the second anchor be dropped, the 1st officer says "I'm telling you were still too fast". However, his mouth doesn't move at all.

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When the oil tanker blows up, if you slow the video down you can see a cow go flying out of the explosion in the upper right corner of the screen.

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