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"Speed" Turns 20: Sandra Bullock & Keanu Reeves Reunite, Reminisce on Film

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Pop quiz, hotshot: Can you believe it's been 20 years since "Speed" first landed in theaters?

The quintessential '90s flick, about a bomb on a L.A. city bus, made Keanu Reeves a bankable action star and really introduced Sandra Bullock to the mainstream.

Directed by then-newcomer Jan de Bont, the flick was a massive success at the box office -- something that came as a big surprise to Bullock.

"I don't think anyone had any idea what was going to happen with that film," Sandy tells HitFix in a new interview. "If someone says they did, they're lying. I certainly didn't feel it. I think we were sort of ridiculed a bit for being the 'low budget bomb-on-the-bus movie.' Not that I cared. I was just so happy to have a job and that I got to work with Keanu."

She also thanks de Bont to taking a chance on her.

"He chose me over so many people that probably would have helped that movie get kicked off in a bigger way," she says. "He gave me the opportunity. So I've got to say, he had some pretty big balls. And I'm grateful for his large balls. And you can quote me on that."

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The two "Speed" stars had a well-timed reunion over the weekend at Spike TV's Guys Choice Awards, where Bullock was honored with the "Decade of Hotness" Award.

Keanu gave a small speech before she received her trophy, saying "Sandra, your heart, your soul, your light, your talent that you share with all of us is amazing and wonderful and extraordinary. You are one of a kind and you are most definitely, definitely hot!"

We have to say we agree. Check out how other '90s babes have aged in the gallery above -- and watch the presentation below:

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