Speed

Visible crew/equipment: After Keanu steals Tuneman's car there is an overhead shot from a helicopter as he's trying to catch up. The shadow cast by the helicopter is visible at the beginning of this shot.

manthabeat Premium member

Visible crew/equipment: When the guard walks past the pillars at the start, on the first pillar you can see a shadow made by the film crew. (00:03:00)

Ssiscool Premium member

Visible crew/equipment: After the bus exits the freeway, as it drives on the city's streets the forward looking street-level action camera is visible, mounted behind the tire. (00:49:05)

Movie Nut

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene after the bus gets off the on ramp and hits a bunch of cars, there is a rear facing shot. The shadow of the camera that is attached to the bus is visible during most of the shot.

manthabeat Premium member

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Visible crew/equipment: When Payne is going crazy on the subway train, and starts shooting his gun at Jack on the roof, in one shot before Jack drops his gun, you can see a camera come in the shot. (01:42:50)

Visible crew/equipment: As Harry walks out of the office after telling his colleagues to search for their mystery bomber via pension fund files, a boom mic pole is reflected in the left window when he says, "I've seen this a**hole." (00:55:25)

ryguy_1983

Visible crew/equipment: When Jack is trying to pry open the subway train's doors, a boom mic can be seen mounted on the car's interior, suspended from the ceiling. (01:40:30)

ryguy_1983

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Visible crew/equipment: During the passenger transfers at LAX, a cameraman is visible through the bus doorway two shots before Annie glances over her right shoulder twice. (01:27:35)

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Visible crew/equipment: When Jack is running alongside the subway train trying to find a way in, a camera and its operator can be seen on the window's interior reflection. (01:40:20)

ryguy_1983

Visible crew/equipment: When Jack's Bronco weaves across two lanes of traffic on the highway seconds before throwing it in park to catch up with the bus on foot, a camera can be seen, mounted in the Bronco's back seat. (00:34:15)

ryguy_1983

Visible crew/equipment: Right after the bus passes 50 mph and arms the bomb, filming equipment can be seen in the Jaguar's vent window reflection. (00:36:45)

ryguy_1983

Visible crew/equipment: When the credits are rolling, a crew member in a gray shirt on the lower left portion of the screen can be seen waving extras into the street. (01:51:05)

ryguy_1983

Visible crew/equipment: When the bus is traveling on the shoulder, a camera truck is visible to the extreme left immediately before Annie asks whether or not she should stay on the highway. (00:46:35)

ryguy_1983

Visible crew/equipment: Just after the bus has got on to the empty freeway, there is a long shot of the bus driving off. In this shot, the camera's shadow can be seen to the extreme right of the shot. The shadow is faint, but it is there. (00:51:30)

Ssiscool Premium member

Visible crew/equipment: As the bus goes down the freeway, there's a shot of the police chopper following the chase. The movie camera chopper is seen above and to the right of the police chopper that is referred to as a news chopper, but isn't seen again.

Movie Nut

Character mistake: There is no way on earth that a police officer would shoot a hostage in the thigh to 'take them out of the equation'. Anyone who suggested such a thing would likely be taken out and shot themselves. Bullet wounds to the thigh are often fatal, as an injury to the femoral artery causes massive and frequently unstoppable blood loss. Breaking the femur often leads to fat embolisms as bone marrow gets into the bloodstream and then to the lungs. In fact a broken femur is a life threatening injury in itself, and a shattered femur - a typical bullet injury - would almost always result in a total amputation. You cannot aim carefully enough to avoid the bone or artery as their position in the body varies, (as will the bullet trajectory upon impact). Jack is an experienced cop and would know the potentially disastrous consequences of shooting someone in the thigh. He'd shoot him in the foot.

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Suggested correction: Jack is a cop and as such he would have extensive training in first aid, including treating bullet wounds. He would know perfectly well that shooting someone in the thigh was almost certain to cause a life threatening injury. He would shoot him in the foot.

Jack and Harry aren't just "cops," they're elite members of S.W.A.T., meaning they employ "special weapons and tactics." The hostage shooting is extreme, in any case; but the film wanted to quickly portray Jack as unorthodox and a bit of a loose cannon.

Charles Austin Miller

And as an "an elite member of S.W.A.T." Jack would be even more aware of the fact that a bullet wound to the thigh would probably kill or permanently disable his partner. I am not questioning the plot line of showing Jack to be a renegade by having him shoot a hostage, I am simply stating the obvious. He absolutely would not shoot him in the thigh.

No, he didn't. An actor fired a blank round at another actor and a special effects technician detonated a blood squib that had been installed under the second actor's costume, thus creating a fictional representation of logically absurd situation. It's a plot hole.

Then the entire movie is a plot hole. Speaking factually, you could just as easily say that a random passenger could never drive a commercial bus at highway speeds and make 175-foot ramp jumps with it. And, yet, there it is, and that's the story the producers wanted to tell. Call it a factual error, certainly, but the films are doing precisely what the screenwriters and director intended.

Charles Austin Miller

Except for blatant continuity errors, your comment negates every posting on this site. It's a mistake, plain and simple, lazy screenwriting, sloppy plotting, factually inaccurate. The original posting is valid, this is not a chatroom and I have nothing else to say on the matter.

Precisely. That's what makes it a character mistake, per the rules of this site.

Tailkinker and CA Miller are correct. This is a character mistake in an over the top action thriller. In real life cops don't shoot hostages in the thigh but buses don't fly over gaps in bridges either. If you can't watch Speed with a willing suspension of disbelief then it's not the movie for you. Enjoying fantasy action with its flaws does not validate mistakes in other movies and claiming it is lazy writing etc just makes a mistake picker seem uptight.

Suggested correction: It's made abundantly clear that shooting hostages is NOT something that they're trained to do - Jack merely suggests it during one of their 'pop quiz' exchanges; Harry's incredulous reaction should be more than enough to indicate that this is not standard operating procedure.

Tailkinker Premium member

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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: When the bus crashes into the plane at the end, the company logo on the plane is "Pacific Courier." This fictional company name also appears in "Die Hard"--it's on the truck the terrorists show up in (except Karl and Theo, who arrive by car). Jan de Bont, who directed "Speed," was DP on "Die Hard."

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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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