A look at the role of speed in man’s life from the dawn of time to the farthest reaches of the conceivable future, Speed introduces us to daredevils–racers, test pilots, astronauts–who live and breathe speed on the frontier of human capabilities.
But at the heart of this film is a thoughtful, soft-spoken man, known not for the speed at which he traveled, but for his imagination. Albert Einstein enlarged the frontiers of human potential when he dreamed of traveling at the speed of light and then described for us what its effects might be. His words and his philosophy guide us on this exploration of speed in the modern era.
Speed was originally produced for the AutoWorld Theme Park in Flint, Michigan.
Length: 33:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 1984
  • Date Released:
    July 1984
  • Alternate Titles:
  • Status: In Distribution
  • 3D: No
  • Run Time: 31-50
  • Formats: 8/70, 15/70, Dome-customized 15/70
  • Distributor:

    MacGillivray Freeman Films

  • Produced By:
  • Executive Producer: Bill Bennett
  • Producer: Greg MacGillivray
  • Director:  Greg MacGillivray
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer:  James Foster, Steven Henschel
  • Cinematography:
  • Sound Editor: 
  • Visual Effects:
  • Music/Score:  Steve Wood
  • Editor: Stephen Judson
  • Narrator:
  • Other Credits:
  • Sponsors:


  • Adventure
  • Aviation
  • Documentary
  • Space



  • Gold Award (New Media/Interactive) CD-ROM, created by Knowledge Adventure, Inc., The Worldfest Houston.

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