51 episodes

Get ready for rush hour! 50 MPH is a podcast dedicated to the making and legacy of Jan de Bont’s 1994 summer movie blockbuster SPEED. Across 50 episodes, this one-of-a-kind oral history takes you on a breakneck journey from conception to execution, distribution and beyond. Join entertainment journalist Kris Tapley as he talks to the people who made it happen and discusses their memories of an electrifying thrill ride that defied expectations and became a global, star-making phenomenon. Through conversations with actors, executives, filmmakers, film scholars and film fans, 50 MPH will attempt to secure SPEED’s rightful place in the canon of action cinema on the way to celebrating its fast-approaching 30th anniversary in style. Don’t forget to fasten your seatbelts! Visit us today: 50mphpodcast.com.

50 MPH Kris Tapley

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 63 Ratings

Get ready for rush hour! 50 MPH is a podcast dedicated to the making and legacy of Jan de Bont’s 1994 summer movie blockbuster SPEED. Across 50 episodes, this one-of-a-kind oral history takes you on a breakneck journey from conception to execution, distribution and beyond. Join entertainment journalist Kris Tapley as he talks to the people who made it happen and discusses their memories of an electrifying thrill ride that defied expectations and became a global, star-making phenomenon. Through conversations with actors, executives, filmmakers, film scholars and film fans, 50 MPH will attempt to secure SPEED’s rightful place in the canon of action cinema on the way to celebrating its fast-approaching 30th anniversary in style. Don’t forget to fasten your seatbelts! Visit us today: 50mphpodcast.com.

    50 MPH / One More for the Road

    50 MPH / One More for the Road

    It’s the series finale of 50 MPH! Raise a glass to SPEED on the film’s 30th anniversary as we celebrate a year(s)-long endeavor and drive off into the sunset.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    49 MPH / The Official 50 MPH Speed Commentary Track

    49 MPH / The Official 50 MPH Speed Commentary Track

    The end is nigh for 50 MPH, but before we bring things home, a recap and review is in order. What better way than the official 50 MPH commentary track for SPEED? Watch and listen along as your humble host, Kris Tapley, throws out choice insights while pointing you to various episodes of the podcast for deeper dives along the way!

    • 1 hr 59 min
    48 MPH / The Best Films of the '90s (with Guy Lodge)

    48 MPH / The Best Films of the '90s (with Guy Lodge)

    Rounding out a three-week focus on SPEED’s place in the ’90s movie canon, 50 MPH welcomes film critic Guy Lodge to discuss the best films of the decade, period. He and host Kris Tapley go year by year to spotlight their top picks from 1990 to 1999 (plus a bonus round).

    • 2 hr 1 min
    47 MPH / The Best Directorial Debuts of the '90s (with Owen Gleiberman)

    47 MPH / The Best Directorial Debuts of the '90s (with Owen Gleiberman)

    In a continuing series meant to chart SPEED’s place in ’90s cinema, Variety film critic Owen Gleiberman joins in to discuss the decade’s greatest directorial debuts. From David Fincher and the Wachowskis to Quentin Tarantino and the Hughes brothers, find out where Jan de Bont’s electric first outing figures in.

    • 2 hr 7 min
    46 MPH / The Best Action Movies of the '90s (with Die Hard on a Blank)

    46 MPH / The Best Action Movies of the '90s (with Die Hard on a Blank)

    It’s time to place SPEED in the context of ’90s cinema, beginning with an assessment of the decade’s best action films. From TERMINATOR 2 to THE MATRIX and all points in between, Die Hard on a Blank hosts Philip Gawthorne and Liam Billingham join the fun to discuss.

    • 2 hr 2 min
    45 MPH / Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock: The 50 MPH Interview

    45 MPH / Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock: The 50 MPH Interview

    50 MPH proudly presents an exclusive interview with the stars of SPEED, Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock, as they look back on the film’s chemistry-fueled production, its impact on their careers and the lightning strike of a Hollywood success story.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

Bayouradio ,

Who Needs a 50 Episode Podcast on SPEED?

Turns out we all do and Kris Tapley has come to our rescue. I look forward to every episode and love the route it takes. I wasn’t even the biggest fan of the movie starting out but this has given me new appreciation for it, as well as so many other things.

Updated: We reached the end and all I regret is my future Mondays starting with “This… is 50MPH!” What a great ride. Thinking about seeing SPEED 30 years ago today with my nephew, who is no longer here. I came into this series a very casual fan of the movie, have since become a bigger fan of it, and have learned so much in the previous 49 episodes. Thanks, Kris!

Robert in Hollywood ,

Kris is great!

The perfect oral history podcast!

vsphil007 ,

All-timer movie podcast

There is life before, and life after, listening to 50 MPH.

As a massive SPEED fan, this movie was a load-bearing column for 13-year-old me when it first came out and has become a cornerstone of the work I do in film and TV.

What Kris has done here is nothing short of making an all-timer movie podcast. It belongs on the Mount Rushmore of podcasts about great movies alongside LIGHT THE FUSE and ONE HEAT MINUTE. It feels effortless, just like the movie it chronicles. And how cool is it that a good guy like Kris finally got Sandy B and Keanu to talk with him about this movie, going into the home stretch?!

The best compliment I can give this podcast is I wish I made it. Second best compliment? I could easily listen to 50 more.

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