Speed 2: Cruise Control

Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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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: When Willem Dafoe places the devices on the bridge, all lights are on. It is night outside, and if all lights are on inside, you can't see anything outside. All you will see, is your own reflection in the window.

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Continuity mistake: Before the Eindhoven Lion explodes, there are several shots of lifeboats being lowered to the sea, but in all subsequent shots around Eindhoven Lion, the lifeboats are nowhere to be seen.

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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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Factual error: The Eindhoven Lion exploding should almost be akin to a nuclear bomb going off. The boat they escape on would have been incinerated from the blast, or at the very least blown off the water.

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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: 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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Continuity mistake: In a shot of the ship's bow heading toward land, "Seabourn Legend" has been incorrectly spelt as "Seabojn Legend".

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Plot hole: When Drew first went into the elevator, Geiger's clock on the countdown for evacuation said 5 minutes about. When Drew gets stuck in the elevator when Geiger blows up the charges he positioned throughout the ship, the countdown on the computer had stopped already. How could Drew be in the elevator for five minutes, if not longer? It wouldn't take 5 minutes to get up a couple of floors.

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Other mistake: At the end when the plane hits the tanker, people shout "abandon ship" and next shot, a lifeboat full of people is halfway down the side of the ship. This would be impossible.

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Continuity mistake: Once the two huge ships have collided, they go off in opposite directions. Just as they notice that they are going into town, the one boat is at a completely different angle.

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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: When Annie is being taken hostage at the end, Alex jumps down onto the stern door but misses and lands in the water. He is then shown hanging onto the stern door's edge. Since the edge is about 10 feet over the water's surface, he must be a pretty good athlete to jump and grab hold of it.

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Revealing mistake: In the scene where the motorboat hits the ramp and lands in a store, you can see while it's in the air that the propeller isn't turning.

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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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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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Revealing mistake: The boxes that fall out of the truck are the same three boxes over and over again.

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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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Continuity mistake: When Alex realises Drew is in the ballast tanks by looking at the monitor, he says "f**k" before anyone can be seen on the screen.

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Plot hole: Dafoe and Bullock leave the ship a long time before it hits the tanker and there is a lot more time before it crashes into the town and even more before Alex gets on that speedboat. No matter how fast he could have gone, there is no way he would have caught up with them.

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Other mistake: In more than one scene, Alex is normally talking to Drew although she's deaf. She wasn't looking at him while he was talking, so she couldn't have read his lips.

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Revealing mistake: In the very beginning of the film, when Alex rides his motorcycle to catch the bad guy, when he flies through the air you can his stunt double who has blonde curly hair. And when the camera goes to a close-up to Alex, you can see his hair is black.

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Factual error: The "Seabourn Legend" makes 19 knots at full sea speed. After Geiger fails one of the engines she still makes 18 knots while headed for the "Eindhoven Lion." With only one screw active and one engine out of order, that wouldn't be possible.

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Continuity mistake: When the cruise liner is heading towards the oil tanker, her speed is 17kts. When the oil taker is monitoring the cruise ship, the speed it's doing is 14kts. Alex's attempt to slow the cruise ship down failed so that won't explain the difference.

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Continuity mistake: When Alex rescues Drew, it is the middle of the night. There are a few consecutive events, then it is instantly daylight. But the events are all consecutive. There is no way the sun could rise that fast.

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Continuity mistake: The way Annie holds the grenade changes instantly between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Alex surfaces from under the ship, he chucks his mask off and it floats away. Once Geiger has forced Annie to drop Alex back into the water, he suddenly has the mask back.

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Continuity mistake: When Geiger is setting off from the ship, in the background, the stern door is almost shut. Camera cuts to Alex on the stern door and it is nowhere near shut.

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Continuity mistake: Alex is telling Annie to get on a lifeboat and is getting soaked. A minute later, when he enters the bridge, his suit is completely dry.

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Continuity mistake: At the start the doors to the van are open in some shots and closed in others. Mainly noticeable when the driver spots the SWAT team.

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