A... See full summary ». Otherwise the story is good too - not as much action, craziness and twists as in other 80s productions, but it has a tasty outcome between the good guy and the bad guy - probably Kurosawa would have done it better, but I really can't blame the directors for every little mistake. He thought it would make a good film and contacted Joseph E. Levine about doing an international co-production. | When I first saw this movie in the theaters many years ago, my wife and I were seated a few minutes late, and didn't see the opening credits, and I didn't know anything about this movie, because it wasn't the one we intended to see. | If someone appreciates this kind of detail, it's definitely a must-watch movie (in the digitally renewed version, if possible). Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. A natural born leader who nonetheless is doomed to a life in prison because he's a misfit. Oscar "Manny" Manheim is a ruthless bank robber and hero to the convicts of Alaska's Stonehaven Maximum Security Prison. Warden Ranken forces Barstow to help him reach the train by helicopter. The technical specs doesn't show that it was shot on some kind of special equipment, but the way they captured the snowy landscape is still a masterpiece. Ranken boards the locomotive from the helicopter, but Manny ambushes and handcuffs him. Rankin: The director succeeded in raising finance from Cannon Films. The convicts are now aware something is wrong. Maybe that's because they're not American. This shot is present in the UK Arrow Films DVD release. Jon Voight and Eric Roberts turn in Oscar-nominated performances as a pair of escaped convicts who hop a freight train, but when the engineer dies of a heart attack, they find themselves trapped, alone and speeding toward certain disaster. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Was this review helpful to you?

The story follows the trials of these 2 convicts on their road to freedom. Variety Coppola and his producer, Tom Luddy, suggested Andrei Konchalovsky. Ethan Suplee, Votes: Filming was finally completed in late April 1985.

Patrick McGoohan. But the movie we wanted to watch was sold out, and so, we walked in a little late, and I have to tell you , it took me about a half hour before I even realized this was Jon Voight! The scene where Jordan makes the switch on the tracks was filmed at Portage, Alaska. He manages to convey the essence of Manny ... someone who could never fit in, but wishes he could, someone with the heart of a lion and an inner moral code, someone who almost feels love for his friends among the prison population. But those only play a minor part in the big picture, so I can recommend Runaway Train to anybody, who's just after a little entertainment. [21] Janet Maslin, writing for The New York Times, felt that much of the film was absurd but that Jon Voight's performance was excellent, and she credits the film for "crude energy and bravado". Several scenes referred to the railroad as "A&E Northern." A court order compels sadistic Associate Warden Ranken to release him from solitary. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.2 and a MetaScore of 67. A massive unmanned locomotive, nicknamed "The Beast" and loaded with toxic cargo, roars through the countryside, vaporizing anything put in front of it. It received generally positive reviews from critics. A veteran engineer (Washington) and a young conductor (Pine), aboard another train in the runaway's path, devise an incredible plan to try and stop it — and prevent certain disaster in a heavily populated area. | Gross: As a huge electrical storm sweeps towards Texas, lineman Beau (John Travolta, PULP FICTION) is haunted by memories of his brother’s death by lightning years earlier. Fella_shibby@yahoo.com. [23], In 2014, Time Out polled several film critics, directors, actors and stunt actors to list their top action films. $7.94M.

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| Gross: LOVE IT! Stars: Dear Comrades – Andrey Konchalovsky, Trump Plugs Jon Voight and Showtime’s ‘Ray Donovan': ‘Jon Delivers Big. Two escaped convicts and a female railway worker find themselves trapped on a train with no brakes and nobody driving.

Awesome set featuring a great booklet with some VERY interesting on-set photos, interviews, and a reprint of the ORIGINAL And they tell is like it is! Principal photography began on March 13, 1985, at the Butte, Anaconda, & Pacific Roundhouse in Anaconda, Montana. | Director: But the engineer has suffered a heart attack, and the train goes out of control. During filming, the crew realized they didn't have any real snow, due to warm temperatures (a false spring) in the area. With an unmanned, half-mile-long freight train barreling toward a city, a veteran engineer and a young conductor race against the clock to prevent a catastrophe. The high point has to be the interviews with director Andrey K., actors Jon V. and Eric R.! Action, Adventure, Drama. By purchasing this item, you are transacting with Google Payments and agreeing to the Google Payments. Richard Pryor, Jon Voight doesn't play his role as some superhero maverick. Two escaped convicts and a female railway worker find themselves trapped on a train with no brakes and nobody driving. Tell us what you think about this feature. Pat Hingle. | Raymond Burr, At this point the train's horn blows, alerting the authorities (and the two fugitives) that someone is on the train. Buster Keaton Further ahead the train has a tight curve near a chemical plant. U.S. undercover agent Harry Wargrave has a straightforward assignment: escort a Soviet defector on Europe's Milan-to-Rotterdam train, then cross the Atlantic and deliver his charge to Washington like a package. R | Movies set mostly on a train, which is out of control for at least part of the story.

"The design is still Kurosawa's", said Andrei Konchalovsky. People who starred in their own biographies. ARR GP7 #1810 was sold to the Oregon Pacific Railroad and operated as OP #1810.   |  As they do this, they manage to shut down the third and fourth locomotives and they nearly derail on a bridge. Several obstacles stand in their way with thr final one being an out of control train, which Rebecca de Mornay happens to work on. Sign in to see videos available to you. | For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet. "[10], Konchalovsky knew Jon Voight, who had helped get the director his visa to work in the US in 1979 (Voight wanted Konchalovsky to direct Rhinestone Heights which was ultimately never made. Ed Nelson, Directors: [14], The runaway train's lineup in the movie consisted of four Alaska Railroad locomotives, all built by EMD: GP40-2 #3010, F7 #1500, and #1801 and #1810, both GP7s. Forgettable due to the fact that it was done in the modern Hollywood style of over-blown melodramatic stupidity, and in spite of the fact that it's the only one based on a true story. With Jon Voight, Eric Roberts, Rebecca De Mornay, Kyle T. Heffner. Stars: