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This is based on a true story. During the Civil War, a Union spy, Andrews, is asked to lead a band of Union soldiers into the South so that they could destroy the railway system. However, ... See full summary »

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William A. Fuller
Jeff York ...
William Campbell
John Lupton ...
William Pittenger
Eddie Firestone ...
Robert Buffum
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Anthony Murphy
Don Megowan ...
Marion A. Ross
Claude Jarman Jr. ...
Jacob Parrott
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Leonard P. Geer ...
J.A. Wilson (as Lennie Geer)
George Robotham ...
William Knight
Stan Jones ...
Marc Hamilton ...
John Wollam
John Wiley ...
John M. Scott
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Pete Bracken
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This is based on a true story. During the Civil War, a Union spy, Andrews, is asked to lead a band of Union soldiers into the South so that they could destroy the railway system. However, things don't go as planned when the conductor of the train that they stole is on to them and is doing everything he can to stop them. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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A true-life spy story of ultimate suspense. High speed and inconceivable bravery!


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8 June 1956 (USA)  »

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Andrews' Raiders  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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Film debut of Morgan Woodward. See more »

Goofs

Pete Bracken's train, hauled by the "Texas", was actually 21 cars long, rather than the 2 cars depicted in the film. See more »

Quotes

[the raiders see Andrews successfully talking some repairmen into giving their tools to them]
William Pittenger: I don't see why we have to take the South: if Andrews *asked* for it, they'd *give* it to him!
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Written by Daniel Decatur Emmett
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One of the most historically accurate movies to come out of Hollywood!
2 May 2000 | by (Atkinson, NH) – See all my reviews

Finally, those of us who are railroad and civil war fans have an excellent widescreen version of this movie, with the release of The Great Locomotive Chase on DVD. While some of the details in the story line are not accurate history, Disney did a very good job. The trains even have link and pin couplers which are virtually never seen in movie accounts of the period.


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