Speed (1994) quotes

Director
Jan de Bont.

Cast
Keanu Reeves.
Dennis Hopper.
Sandra Bullock.

A young police officer must prevent a bomb exploding aboard a city bus by keeping its speed above 50 mph.

All right, pop quiz. Airport, gunman with one hostage. He’s using her for cover; he’s almost to a plane. You’re a hundred feet away… Jack?
– Harry Temple
Shoot the hostage.
– Jack

Pop quiz, hotshot. There’s a bomb on a bus. Once the bus goes 50 miles an hour, the bomb is armed. If it drops below 50, it blows up. What do you do? What do you do?
– Howard Payne

Fuck me!
– Jack
“Oh, darn.”
– Stephens

STOP! L.A.P.D! Get out of the car!
– Jack
Hey man, this is MY car, I OWN this car, it’s NOT stolen.
– Maurice the Tune Man
It is now. Move over.
– Jack

What is that smell?
– Annie
It’s gas.
– Jack
We’re leaking gas?
– Annie
We are now.
– Jack
What, you thought you needed another challenge or something?
– Annie

I have to warn you, I’ve heard relationships based on intense experiences never work.
– Jack
OK. We’ll have to base it on sex then.
– Annie
Whatever you say, ma’am.
– Jack

So you’re a cop, right?
– Annie
That’s right.
– Jack
Well, I should probably tell you that I’m taking the bus because I had my driver’s license revoked.
– Annie
What for?
– Jack
Speeding.
– Annie

Don’t get dead.
– Lt. Herb “Mac” McMahon

You shot me, I can’t believe it. They’re giving you a medal for shooting me, you little prick!
– Harry Temple
Harry… you TOLD me to.
– Jack

You’re not going to get mushy on me, are you?
– Annie
Maybe. I might.
– Jack
I hope not, ’cause you know, relationships that start under intense circumstances, they never last.
– Annie
Oh yeah?
– Jack
Yeah, I’ve done extensive study on this.
– Annie

Tell me again Harry, why did I take this job?
– Jack
Oh come on, thirty more years of this, you get a tiny pension and a cheap gold watch.
– Harry Temple
Cool.
– Jack

A bomb is made to explode. That’s its meaning. Its purpose. Your life is empty because you spend it trying to stop the bomb from becoming. And for who? For what? You know what a bomb is, Jack, that doesn’t explode? It’s a cheap gold watch, buddy.
– Howard Payne

You didn’t leave me. I can’t believe it… you didn’t leave me.
– Annie
Didn’t have anywhere to be just then.
– Jack

Did you have any luck with the bomb?
– Stephens
Yeah, it didn’t go off.
– Jack

Guts’ll get you so far, then they’ll get you killed.
– Harry

Just keep it steady.
– Ortiz
Oh, thank you for the tip, Ortiz.
– Annie

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

Anything else that’ll keep this elevator from falling?
– Swat Cop
Yeah. The basement.
– Jack

It’s a game. If he gets the money he wins, if the bus blows up he wins.
– Jack
What if you win?
– Annie
Then tomorrow we’ll play another one.
– Jack
But I’m not available to drive tomorrow. Busy.
– Annie

Do not fuck with daddy!
– Howard Payne

You’re not too bright, man, but ya got some big round hairy cajones.
– Ortiz
That’s very gross, Ortiz.
– Jack
Huh, can’t even pay him a compliment.
– Ortiz

Will the mystery guest please sign in?
– Jack

See, I’m in charge here! I drop this stick, and they pick your friend here up with a sponge! Are you ready to die, friend?
– Howard Payne
Fuck you!
– Harry
Oh! In two hundred years we’ve gone from “I regret but I have one life to give for my country” to “Fuck you!”?
– Howard Payne

There’s gum on my seat… GUM!
– Annie

This day has been rather disappointing, I don’t mind saying.
– Howard Payne
Why, because you didn’t get to kill everyone?
– Jack
There’s gonna come a time, boy, when you will wish you never met me.
– Howard Payne
Mister, I’m already there!
– Jack

Hey! Get your ass behind the yellow line.
– Annie

Harry, there’s enough C-4 on this thing to put a hole in the world!
– Jack

Annie.
– Annie
What?
– Jack
That’s my name, Annie.
– Annie
Annie.
– Jack
As opposed to “ma’am”?
– Annie

Be prepared! This is the Boy Scout marching song.
– Howard Payne

Miss, can you handle this bus?
– Jack
Oh sure. It’s just like driving a really big Pinto.
– Annie

Harry! Tell me good news, man.
– Jack
Oh, I’m sorry, Jack. He didn’t make it.
– Howard Payne
You FUCK!
– Jack
It was the watch that led him to me, wasn’t it? Huh? It seemed a little hammy to me to build a bomb out of my precious retirement gift, but, you know, I figured a sign that said “Howard Payne” would be pushing it.
– Howard Payne
I’m gonna rip your fucking spine out, I swear to God.
– Jack

I’m telling ya, honey, he’s somewhere jerking off.
– Ortiz
He didn’t have to get ON the bus in the first place, Ortiz. Hey, get your ass behind the yellow line!
– Annie

I hate talking to negotiators, Jack. They talk to you like they’re your best friend and they don’t even know you.
– Howard Payne