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Movie poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Jan de Bont
Release Date 1994
Language English
Studio Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Main Cast
Character Actor
Jack Traven Keanu Reeves
Howard Payne Dennis Hopper
Annie Porter Sandra Bullock
Harold 'Harry' Temple Jeff Daniels
Captain McMahon Joe Morton

Speed is the 1994 action film that stars Keanu Reeves as Jack Traven, an LAPD SWAT officer who finds himself on a city bus which he is told will explode if its speed dips below 50 miles per hour. The film marked the directorial debut of noted action film cinematographer Jan de Bont and the cast included Dennis Hopper as well as Sandra Bullock in her breakthrough performance. Sandra Bullock would return in the 1997 sequel Speed 2: Cruise Control.

The following weapons were used in the film Speed:



LAPD SWAT officers including Jack Traven (Keanu Reeves) and Harry Temple (Jeff Daniels) keep M1911A1 pistols with (early made "Laser Products") Surefire 310R (Reeves) and 610R (Daniels) flashlights as their sidearms in the film. Even though the LAPD standard issue sidearm for patrol officers were in 9mm caliber, LAPD SWAT had always used .45 M1911 models as their sidearm. These 1911 models varied differently for each user, many of which where handguns originally confiscated from criminals and tricked out by the department "gun cage jockey" who would turn the guns into tactical weapons. These were also the first guns to be fitted with frame mounted flashlights. After deciding to have the department issue these guns so the officers wouldn't have to buy them, they tested several models until they decided upon the Kimber Custom TLE II as their sidearms. Since this film is before the issue of these guns, the 1911s can be any type of model. According to the armorers who worked on this film, the 1911s in the film were both 1911A1s and 9mm Colt Series 70s.

Colt MK IV Series 70 - .45 ACP
Colt M1911A1 - .45 ACP
Jack readies his M1911A1 as Harry (Jeff Daniels) opens the elevator hatch.
Officer Jack Traven (Keanu Reeves) points his M1911A1 at Howard Payne (Dennis Hopper) through the hatch in the roof.
Jack (Keanu Reeves) points his M1911A1 at Payne when he takes Harry hostage.
Jack aims his M1911A1 at Payne as he holds Harry hostage.
When discussing a scenario in which a terrorist holds a hostage at gunpoint at 100 feet, Jack said to wound the hostage to slow down the terrorist. Unfortunately for Harry, he shows here he truly believes in this method and shoots Harry in the leg after Harry asks him to (missing his Femoral Artery by inches!). Harry curses him for this and he shrugs a "what did you expect" shrug.
Jack holds his M1911A1 at Payne, who is now without a hostage.
Harry searches Payne's house with his M1911A1 at the ready, keeping a nice two-handed high-grip. This model appears to be a military M1911A1 judging by the grips, the safety lever, a dark-gray finish, and hammer.
Harry searches the house.
Note the Surefire 610R flashlight, longer than the Traven's 310R.
The 1911 used by Jack Traven (Keanu Reeves) is clearly a Series 70 - Note the Colt emblem on the grips. Note also the tape used to better hold the remote control - This system is really used on the 1911s that mount flashlights.
Some characters don't have the grips taped (red and green circle Richard Lineback). They also have Series 70 Colt emblems on the grips.

Smith & Wesson 6904

Jack Traven (Keanu Reeves) keeps a Smith & Wesson 6904 as his off-duty sidearm in the film. This gun was built as a concealable 12 shot version of the 5904 model, with a 3.5" barrel and a bobbed hammer.

Smith & Wesson 6904, newer model with rounded trigger guard - 9x19mm
Jack Traven (Keanu Reeves) commandeers a citizen's Jaguar at gunpoint with his Smith & Wesson 6904.
Jack points his Smith & Wesson 6904 at the citizen on the bus who draws a gun.
Jack points his 6904 at Payne as he holds Annie Porter (Sandra Bullock) hostage.
Jack shoots out the lock on the door with his 6904.
On the other side of the door are civilians running for their lives as bullets nearly hit them. Don't shoot through things unless you know what's on the other side!
Jack crawls along the roof of the train with his 6904 in hand.
Jack loses his 6904 as he tries to avoid Payne's gunfire.

Smith & Wesson Model 36

Ray (Daniel Villarreal) draws a nickel Smith & Wesson Model 36 with rubber Pachmayr grips on Jack when he first gets on until Ortiz (Carlos Carrasco) tackles the gunman, resulting in a stray shot which hits Sam (Hawthorne James), the bus driver.

Smith & Wesson Model 36 with nickel finish and Pachmayr grips - .38 Special.
Ray draws a Smith & Wesson Model 36.
Ray points his Smith & Wesson Model 36 at Jack.
Ray accidentally shoots Sam while struggling with Ortiz.

Submachine Guns

Heckler & Koch HK94A3 (chopped and converted)

LAPD SWAT Officers Jack Traven (Keanu Reeves) and Harry Temple (Jeff Daniels) are seen using Heckler & Koch HK94A3 collapsing stock civilian guns with 16" barrels chopped and converted to resemble MP5A3s, fitted with Surefire light dedicated forends when responding to an incident near the beginning of the film. They can be noted as HK94s instead of MP5A3s because of the lack of barrel lugs, a push-pin set, and the lack of a paddle magazine release behind the magazine.

Heckler & Koch HK94A3 chopped and converted to resemble an MP5A3 - 9x19mm
Jack takes his chopped and converted Heckler & Koch HK94A3 out of the trunk of his car.
Jack loads a magazine into his HK94A3 and smacks the bolt. Note lack of barrel lugs.
Jack prepares for a door breach with his HK94A3 at the ready.
Jack clears a hallway armed with his HK94A3.
Harry with his HK94A3. Unlike Jack, he keeps the stock extended so he doesn't have to rely on just the sling for a steady aim.
Jack checks the elevator shaft with his HK94A3. Note lack of a paddle magazine release.
Jack searches the roof with his HK94A3.
Jack searches the roof with his HK94A3. Like many actors, he has trouble keeping the light button depressed enough to not turn the light on.

Heckler & Koch SP89 (mocked up as MP5K)

Howard Payne (Dennis Hopper) uses a nickel plated Heckler & Koch SP89 made to look like an MP5K by adding the MP5K foregrip and converting it to full-auto. It can be noted as an SP89 instead of an MP5K due to the lack of a paddle magazine release behind the magazine and lack of a push-pin lower receiver. According to the movie armorers, the filmmakers paid in advance for the armorers to send out the gun to be nickel plated. The weapon stayed Satin nickel until after 2001 when it was converted back to live fire.

Heckler & Koch SP89 converted to full auto fire and made to look like an MP5K - 9x19mm. Note lack of paddle magazine release and push-pin lower receiver.
Rubber MP5K prop used in Speed.
Payne takes Annie (Sandra Bullock) to the train armed with his converted Heckler & Koch SP89. Note lack of a paddle magazine release.
Payne with the SP89. Note lack of a push-pin lower receiver.
Payne fires his SP89 into the air to scare away bystanders.
Payne forces the passengers off the train.
Payne kills the train operator with his full auto converted SP89 when he sees him reach for his radio.
Payne fires his fully automatic SP89 at Jack on the roof of the train.

Heckler & Koch HK94A2 (chopped and converted)

When entering Payne's house with Harry, Robin (Margaret Medina) is seen using a full-stock Heckler & Koch HK94A2 16" barrel civilian gun chopped and converted to resemble an MP5A2 with a Surefire light dedicated forend. Other SWAT officers are seen with HK94A2s.

Heckler & Koch HK94A2 chopped and converted to resemble MP5A2 - 9x19mm
Robin stands behind Harry with her chopped and converted Heckler & Koch HK94A2 at the ready.
SWAT officer with the A2.


Mossberg 500A Mariner (Pistol Grip)

Howard Payne (Dennis Hopper) uses a Mossberg 500A Mariner fitted with a pistol grip with the barrel sawed down to 16" to shoot at Jack and Harry through the roof of the elevator (which would result in temporary hearing damage). When Harry falls through, he continues to fire at Jack, while taking the elevator to the top floor to force Jack to jump in. When he does, he sticks the shotgun in his face and pulls the trigger, only to find the gun is empty. In reality, his Mossberg is a six shot (including one in the chamber), not eight like it is portrayed in the film.

Mossberg 500A Mariner fitted with a pistol grip - 12 gauge
Payne fires his Mossberg 500A Mariner through the roof of the elevator.
Payne looks for Jack on the roof, Mossberg 500A Mariner at the ready.
"I don't think anybody will give me three million just for you."
Payne points his Mossberg Mariner at Jack.
Payne pulls the trigger only to find it empty.


Remington Model 700PSS

The LAPD SWAT snipers waiting for Payne to take his money watch the exchange site with Remington Model 700PSS sniper rifles.

Remington 700PSS with Leupold Mark 4 scope and Harris bipod - .300 Win Mag
A LAPD SWAT sharpshooter with a Remington Model 700PSS. Note the blue and gray urban camo scheme on this particular rifle.
Another SWAT sniper with a Remington Model 700PSS.
A SWAT sniper aims his sniper rifle.
A SWAT sniper aims his sniper rifle.
A SWAT sniper aims his sniper rifle with Harris bipod.

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