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    19 Reasons "Speed" Is One Of The Greatest Movies Of All Time

    Pop quiz, hot shots! There's a BuzzFeed post about how Speed is an awesome movie. What do you do?

    1. The plot.

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    2. The witticisms!

    3. "Anything else that'll keep this elevator from falling?" "Yeah. The basement."

    4. "Poor people are crazy, Jack. I’m eccentric.”

    5. Because Keanu Reaves was something other than a clueless stoner for the first time in his career.

    6. The film's sense of dark humor about the police force

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    8. The movie's brilliant foreshadowing. The above scene references a gold watch. The bomber (a retired cop) uses the gold watch given to him at his retirement as part of the bomb.

    9. Ortiz.

    10. There's not a boring minute in the entire film.

    11. Gratuitous explosions.

    12. The adorable romance between Keanu Reaves and Sandra Bullock

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    (even though it doesn't last)

    13. Because it taught me (and many other people, I'm sure) what those yellow barrels on the highway are for

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    They're called impact attenuators. The specific one in Speed is called a Fitch Barrier.

    14. The simple yet epic movie poster that tells you exactly what your'e getting with this movie: Keanu Reaves, a bus, and explosions.

    15. This screencap of Dennis Hopper with purple stuff all over his face.

    16. Because, unlike in most action films, one of the main good guys actually dies.

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    R.I.P. Detective Harold Temple :(

    17. This scene.

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    18. The antagonist gets decapitated after a fearsome fight in the subway. While not quite Red Wedding level, it was powerful stuff for the 90s.

    19. In summation, Speed is just INCREDIBLE. It has everything a person could want in an action movie!

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