Supertrain (1979– )

TV Series  |   |  Comedy, Drama
4.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.2/10 from 74 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 1 critic

The adventures of a nation-spanning train and its passengers.

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 599 titles
created 30 Jun 2011
 
a list of 13 titles
created 03 Sep 2013
 
a list of 129 titles
created 10 Nov 2013
 
a list of 10 titles
created 5 months ago
 
list image
a list of 273 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Supertrain" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Supertrain (1979– )

Supertrain (1979– ) on IMDb 4.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Supertrain.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1979  
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Safari 3000 (1982)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Reporter J.J. Dalton wants to write a story about a grueling 3000 km auto rally through Africa. When her deal to ride with a driver falls through, she hires ex-stuntman Eddie Miles, who is ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Hurwitz
Stars: David Carradine, Stockard Channing, Christopher Lee
The Messenger (1986)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

When his girlfriend dies of a drug overdose, a former Green Beret decides to take vengeance on the drug gangs responsible for her death.

Director: Fred Williamson
Stars: Fred Williamson, Christopher Connelly, Cameron Mitchell
Black Eye (1974)
Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Private detective investigated a series of murders connected with a drug ring in Venice, California.

Director: Jack Arnold
Stars: Fred Williamson, Rosemary Forsyth, Teresa Graves
Cobra nero (1987)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A lone cop struggles to protect a female photographer from a gang of psychopathic bikers.

Director: Stelvio Massi
Stars: Fred Williamson, Eva Grimaldi, Bruno Bilotta
That Man Bolt (1973)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

To take a briefcase from Hong Kong to Mexico City, via Los Angeles, is it necessary to call on that man - Bolt? With the number of dangerous spies and gangsters who are after that briefcase, maybe Jefferson Bolt is not enough.

Directors: Henry Levin, David Lowell Rich
Stars: Fred Williamson, Byron Webster, Miko Mayama
Midnight (1989)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  

The sultry midnight, late-night horror movie hostess, has the highest rated show on TV. Mr. B is scheming to steal the rights to the show. The tug of war begins and soon escalates into a ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Thaddeus Vane
Stars: Lynn Redgrave, Tony Curtis, Steve Parrish
Bucktown (1975)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Duke Johnson visits a small Southern town, intent on burying his brother. After the funeral, he learns that he must stay for 60 days, for the estate to be processed. A few locals convince ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Marks
Stars: Fred Williamson, Pam Grier, Thalmus Rasulala
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A gangster in Harlem must rescue his ex-wife, who has been kidnapped by the Mafia.

Director: Larry Cohen
Stars: Fred Williamson, Julius Harris, Gloria Hendry
Fish (1977–1978)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A grumpy New York cop and his wife adopt five rowdy foster children.

Stars: Abe Vigoda, Florence Stanley, Barry Gordon
Spencer's Pilots (TV Series 1976)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

This series centers on the lives of Cass Garrett and Stan Lewis who are pilots, and they work for Spencer Parish. Every now and then, they get into all sorts of misadventures, cause one of ... See full summary »

Stars: Christopher Stone, Todd Susman, Gene Evans
Time Express (TV Series 1979)
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Jason and Margaret Winters were the sophisticated hosts of the Time Express, a train that took its passengers back in time to relive a momentous moment of their lives.

Stars: Vincent Price, Coral Browne, Woodrow Parfrey
Barbary Coast (1975–1976)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The wild wild west adventures of 19th-century agents Jeff Cable and Cash Conover.

Stars: William Shatner, Richard Kiel, Dave Turner
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Harry Flood (9 episodes, 1979)
...
 George Boone (9 episodes, 1979)
Robert Alda ...
 Dr. Dan Lewis (9 episodes, 1979)
...
 Dave Noonan (5 episodes, 1979)
...
 Rose Casey (5 episodes, 1979)
Aarika Wells ...
 Gilda (5 episodes, 1979)
Bill Nuckols ...
 Wally (5 episodes, 1979)
...
 Lou Atkins (5 episodes, 1979)
Charlie Brill ...
 Robert (5 episodes, 1979)
Edit

Storyline

Zooming from one end of America to another, "Supertrain" is a vision of railroading of the future. The super-train, equipped with restaurants, pools, spas, theaters, etc., delivers passengers to wherever they're going. In "Love Boat"-type style, each week's guest passengers have their problems to resolve before the end of their trip. Written by <crow_steve@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 February 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Supertren  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The Production Designer, Ned Parsons, was working with Dan Curtis on a location cowboy film, when Dan was asked by Fred Silverman to produce "The Super Train" 2 hour pilot. Ned called an illustrator friend to quickly "paint up" a concept illustration for a futuristic train racing through the country side! Returning from location, Dan Curtis set up production offices at MGM Studios. Bob Grand, Production Manager, secured five stages for the train's interior sets. Ned Parsons hired Ed McDonald as his Art Director expecting him to organize a drafting room of quick fingers to draw as fast as possible. Twelve roster senior set designers were given rough set plan layouts, expected to develop these flimsy plans into working drawings. Ned Parsons had begun his Hollywood career as a prop-member on a set decorator's swing gang crew. He was promoted by his family connections to a set decorator position. Then he was made an art director. Having some success, Ned was working with Dan Curtis, wrapping a "Western film," when Fred Silverman placed his call for the train film pilot order. This train pilot idea replaced a Fred Silverman approved projected NBC series that was to be about an air plane's passengers experiences on cross country and trans-continental flights. Ned Parsons hired Bruce Kay for his decorator. Into construction, Parsons and McDonald clashed resulting in Ned firing his Art Director. Because Bruce had a long working relationship with Hub Braden, Ned Parsons hired Hub, replacing McDonald. Ned explained the context of the sets with a drafting room set plan review, including stage walk-through of sets under construction. What a mess! And disaster! Ned asked Braden to draw plans for the rear train car, which was to be a swimming pool and rear train observation deck. This drawing was executed in three days and shown to the construction coordinator for him to order materials. Braden had planned to have set designers redraw his plan/elevation schematics for the carpenters. Told by the Coordinator "just give me that drawing and I'll get the set into work." Ironically this was the first set finished prior to filming. See more »

Goofs

When Supertrain emerges from its terminal, there is a steam locomotive on an adjacent track, roughly 25 years after most would have been retired. I believe this shot appeared at the beginning of each episode. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Perfect Pitch (2002) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Derailed!
24 May 2002 | by (Tampa, FL) – See all my reviews

Sure it was the 1970's and good taste took a vacation for a few years, but Supertrain did a decent job in providing escapist fare. As a high school junior, at the time, I looked forward to what else NBC might toss against the great broadcasting wall and pray stuck.

I guess that Fred Silverman decided to think `If we can't beat 'em, join 'em' with this dandy series from '79. Take one part `Love Boat', one part far fetched nuclear train, and add some `B' list stars, and you'll be rollin' in the ratings. Wrong!


13 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
What happened? enochsneed
Supertrain never got on the right track. gary3414
What Went Wrong With this Show? emuboy
My Grandma liked this show trickymutha
Discuss Supertrain (1979) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?