Speed 2: Cruise Control

Annie broke up with Jack (her boyfriend in the first movie) and is now dating Alex, who lied to her that he is a beach patrol cop when he's really a member of the SWAT team. She discovers the truth wheen she sees him in a high-speed chase with a robber. To make things up he takes her on a cruise to the Caribbean. Mad computer scientist Geiger takes control of the ship using several laptop computers and sets it on a collision course with an oil tanker to get revenge against the cruise line for firing him after he got a terminal illness. Alex and Annie team up with some crew members to foil Geiger's plans.

Eric

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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Merced: We can not stop the ship.
Alex Shaw: Then we have to slow it down.
Merced: What are you gonna do, are you gonna let the air outta our tires?

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Question: I've never understood why Annie was such a terrible driver in this film (driving test scene). She says in Speed that she had her licence revoked for speeding, which doesn't make her a bad driver, just fast. She managed to drive the bus fairly well.

Answer: Annie is a reckless driver. The way she drives during her test certainly fits with the description she gives in the first film of why her license was revoked. She only says "speeding" when asked why her license was revoked but excessive speeding and reckless driving go hand in hand. It is doubtful that anyone who has had their license revoked for speeding tickets would be an otherwise safe and responsible driver.

BaconIsMyBFF

Not everyone that speeds is reckless. The driving scene in Speed 2 is excessively bad.

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