A layered portrait of Timothy "Speed" Levitch and his tempestuous love affair with New York City. Atop double-decker buses, his tours exhibit a peculiar intimacy with the city's architectural feats and historical and artistic lineage. Each tour he leads is another chance to initiate unsuspecting tourists into the individuality the city represents.
"...Levitch makes the city sing..." - 11/12/1998 Rolling Stone, p.121
"...[An] inspired, inspiring documentary....A deep and compassionate portrait of one man hopscotching a fine line..." -- Rating: A - 11/06/1998 Entertainment Weekly, p.56
"...Compelling....Filmed in high-contrast black and white that makes the city look harshly magnificent, at once irresistible and forbidding..." - 10/23/1998 New York Times, p.E22
"...Compelling, funny and powerful....The film delivers on the humor and particular (i.e. peculiar) energy of Levitch..." - 11/01/1998 Box Office, p.155
"...Levitch's words can soar and his spirit takes flight....THE CRUISE validates beautifully a life that is its own validation..." - 11/06/1998 Los Angeles Times, p.C10