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Midnights: SPEED Drinking Game
August 18, 2017 @ 11:55 pm
Drink along to the movie! Drink when motifs or other devices recur and when you hear certain lines. Full guidelines will be provided at the event.
“We’ve seen this done before, but seldom so well, or at such a high pitch of energy.” – Roger Ebert
“De Bont has assembled it with masterly precision. And Speed looks terrific. There are breathtaking aerial shots, mind-boggling stunts, and camera positioning that you just don’t expect. It’s a rocketing eyeful.” – Philadelphia Inquirer
“The best big-vehicle-in-peril movie since Clouzot’s The Wages of Fear.” – The New Yorker
Los Angeles police officer Jack (Keanu Reeves) angers retired bomb squad member Howard Payne (Dennis Hopper) by foiling his attempt at taking hostages. In revenge, Payne arms a bus with a bomb that will explode if it drops below 50 miles per hour. With the help of spunky passenger Annie (Sandra Bullock), Jack and his partner Harry (Jeff Daniels) try to save the people on the bus before the bomb goes off, while also trying to figure out how Payne is monitoring them.
Dir. Jan De Bont. 1994. 116 min.
Midnight Special! $5 beer + shot combos available during the screening.