The Cruise (1998)

The Cruise (1998)

Directed by: Bennett Miller

Starring: Timothy ‘Speed’ Levitch

I recently watched through a show on Hulu (it’s actually original content made by them) called Up To Speed, which is a travelogue show with an extremely interesting ex-tour guide named Speed Levitch. This movie about his tour is basically that, but longer.

The Cruise is an unstructured documentary of sorts about this weird tour guide and his fascinating shows he gives via double-decker bus around New York City. It also has monologues of Speed talking about what’s shaped him into the weird hippy guy he is and he has just a very strange and unique view of things.

Had I not already watched Up To Speed and gotten used to Levitch’s… let’s say “quirky” way of talking and thinking, I would’ve probably hated this. It doesn’t have as much of the cool history facts like Up To Speed did, as it was more about him than his actual tour guiding. It is directed by the same guy who did Capote and Moneyball, so that should tell you about the kind of interesting person Speed Levitch is.


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