Power & Motoryacht

Crash & Burn

My favorite part of Speed Kills, the quasi-biopic starring John Travolta, comes around the halfway point. In a smoky Miami nightclub, the King of Jordan, Hussein bin Talal, introduces his womanizing, offshore-racing business associate with a stately declaration fit for a king. “My friends, you can’t say Miami without saying … Ben Aronoff.” [Cue record scratch.]

Of course, the combination of a three-letter name with a conspicuous Russian surname is a dead giveaway: to anyone because it’s not even good enough to gawk at.” And he’s not alone. Rotten Tomatoes gave it a decisive zero percent rating—along with and —which might explain why you’ve probably never heard of it.

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