Speed (1994)

Ending / spoiler

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Jack notices a camera on the bus; Payne has been watching them all along. Jack has the idea of going to the airport where the restricted airspace will stop the TV choppers from filming and the police set up a tape of the interior of the bus whilst driving normally and transmit it over the frequency that Payne is watching. He thinks he is watching what is really going on on the bus but actually the police are loading everyone off.Eventually Payne notices a glitch in the tape and, dressed as a policeman, kidnaps Annie near where he's meant to pick up the money. He knows the money will be a sniper set up because he knows everyone is probably off the bus so he tunnels underneath the spot where the money should be and swipes it that way, making his getaway on a subway train with Annie all done up in an explosives vest.Jack goes after them, fights Payne on the roof of the train and knocks his head off on a passing light. Jack goes back in, finds out the track is a dead end so they have to get off the train. Payne has handcuffed Annie to it unfortunately, so instead, Jack speeds up the train to jump the tracks and it plows out onto the busy street above.They then resolve to base their relationship on sex.

Matt Barnes

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Revealing mistake: If you look at the missing part of the bridge, and look at the shadow underneath, the shadow is of a full bridge. (01:02:35)

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Suggested correction: This might be correct, but it depends on the sun's position. If the sun is to the far left of the shot, the gap in the shadow would appear somewhere far to the right of where the actual gap is.

Nice try. Look at the shadows of the bridge trestles and those on the small brown building to the right of the photo. The sun is to the left of the bridge, and the shadow is exactly what you would expect to see if the bridge was complete - which it was, by the way. The "gap" is CGI.

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Jack: You're crazy! You're fuckin' crazy!
Howard Payne: NO! Poor people are crazy, Jack. I'm eccentric.

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Trivia: In this movie the only reason why Howard Payne is trying to blow the elevator and the buses is because he wants money. He also gets very upset when the paint explodes in the bag. If you look on the back of bus 2525 there's a green sign that says "Money isn't everything (Yeah Right)".


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Question: How would you get on the roof of a moving subway? We don't see it in the movie (Jack looks up and starts to climb - cut - Jack is on the roof.... Howard cries 'I'm coming for you Jack and runs - cut - Howard is behind Jack on the roof. after the fight when Howard 'lost his head' - cut - Jack is inside the subway again...).

Answer: Ventilation shafts or roof panels.


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