The movie that got it's plot "stolen" by SPEED writers :)
September 11, 2007 9:39 AM   Subscribe

I can't recall the name of this "SPEED"-like Japanese movie.

Actually it's a movie of the '80 , and it's like "SPEED", a bomb was set to explode if the speed goes under a certain limit, but instead of a Bus, in the Japanese version it's a Train.

Any ideas?
posted by zouhair to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (6 answers total)
Best answer: Bullet Train?
posted by iconomy at 9:42 AM on September 11, 2007

Best answer: Also known as Shinkansen Daibakuha.
posted by iconomy at 9:51 AM on September 11, 2007

Response by poster: Yes :)

I loved that movie, hmm it's in the '70, I've seen it in the '80 though.
posted by zouhair at 10:02 AM on September 11, 2007

The question has already been answered, so my comment is slightly off-topic, but note that the version you remember may have been fairly different than the original: the USA release was 115 minutes long, but the Japanese original was 152 minutes.
posted by Bugbread at 1:03 PM on September 11, 2007

This is not Japanese and so not what you were thinking of but there are certainly seeds of the movie idea for Speed (and possibly a bit of parody of Bullet Train/Shinkansen Daibukuha) in The Big Bus.

I seem to recall that the (big) bus couldn't go below a certain speed or it would explode.
posted by ChuckLeChuck at 1:04 PM on September 11, 2007

Response by poster: Lol at Chuck :)

Anyway bugbread, dunno about the American version but I watched the Japanese version with french subtitles. And it was great :)

I'll start looking for it in some good movie trackers :)
posted by zouhair at 10:29 PM on September 11, 2007

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