Miami Vice meets The Wolf of Wall Street as superstar John Travolta stars alongside Vikings’ Katheryn Winnick in a high-octane true-crime biopic from the makers of The Mechanic and The Iceman.
John Travolta (Face/Off, Pulp Fiction)
Katheryn Winnick (Vikings, The Dark Tower)
Jennifer Esposito (The Affair, Crash)
Kellan Lutz (The Twilight Saga)
Matthew Modine (Stranger Things, Full Metal Jacket)
James Remar (Django Unchained, The Warriors)
Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan, Heat)
David Aaron Cohen (Writer, The Devil’s Advocate, Friday Night Lights)
Rene Besson (Producer, The Iceman, The Mechanic)
Andrzej Sekula (Cinematographer, Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs)
Based on the true story of one of Miami’s most notorious gangsters; SPEED KILLS is a high-octane thriller, described as “The Wolf of Wall Street on Boats.”
John Travolta (Grease, Gotti), stars as a speedboat racing champion and multimillionaire whose secret life as a drug trafficker lands him in a deadly crossfire between the DEA and the Mob.
From the team behind The Iceman, USS Indianapolis and The Mechanic, the film also stars Katheryn Winnick (Vikings),Kellan Lutz (Twilight), and Matthew Modine (Stranger Things).
Strap yourselves in for a wild ride of corruption, high speed boats, sex, drugs and double-crossing!
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Spanning the 1960s to the 1980s, set in glitzy, glamorous and blood-soaked Miami, this is a dazzling, dangerous slice of American gangster cinema, that recalls Scorsese’s true crime classics Goodfellas and Casino, and boasts a fantastic lead performance from Travolta, at his charismatic best as a construction boss who moves to Florida and becomes involved with a potential lethal pastime of racing speedboats, and the even more lethal local mob.
An assured directorial debut from Jodi Scurfield, beautifully shot by Pulp Fiction cinematographer Andrzej Sekula, the film boasts a sterling roster of supporting talent, including Katheryn Winnick from the hit TV show Vikings, Stranger Things’ Matthew Modine as President George Bush Senior, James Remar (Django Unchained) as organised crime boss Meyer Lansky, Tom Sizemore (Heat) as a washed-up hoodlum, and Kellan Lutz from the Twilight films.
Viewers who enjoyed Johnny Depp in Blow and Tom Cruise in American Made are going to love Travolta in this real-life story of the American dream gone very sour. Strap yourselves in for a wild ride of corruption, high-speed boats, sex, drugs and double-crossing!
Released on DVD and Digital HD on 21st January 2019, from Signature Entertainment