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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
7 February 1979 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The adventures of a nation-spanning train and its passengers. Full summary »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 9 of 11)

Edward Andrews ... Harry Flood (9 episodes, 1979)

Harrison Page ... George Boone (9 episodes, 1979)

Robert Alda ... Dr. Dan Lewis (9 episodes, 1979)

Patrick Collins ... Dave Noonan (5 episodes, 1979)

Nita Talbot ... Rose Casey (5 episodes, 1979)
Aarika Wells ... Gilda (5 episodes, 1979)
Bill Nuckols ... Wally (5 episodes, 1979)

Michael DeLano ... Lou Atkins (5 episodes, 1979)

Charlie Brill ... Robert (5 episodes, 1979)
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Series Directed by
Barry Crane (3 episodes, 1979)
David Moessinger (2 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Writing credits
Brad Radnitz (3 episodes, 1979)
Jeff Wilhelm (2 episodes, 1979)
Earl W. Wallace (1 episode, 1979)
Donald E. Westlake (1 episode, 1979)

Sam Merrill (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Fred Silverman .... executive producer (9 episodes, 1979)
Robert Stambler .... supervising producer (4 episodes, 1979)
Rod Amateau .... producer (2 episodes, 1979)
Dan Curtis .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1979)
Dennis Virkler .... associate producer (2 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Original Music by
Bob Cobert (9 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Cinematography by
Seymour Hoffberg (3 episodes, 1979)
Dennis Dalzell (2 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Film Editing by
Geoffrey Rowland (2 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Casting by
Barbara Hanley (9 episodes, 1979)
Cathy Henderson (9 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Production Design by
Ned Parsons (1 episode, 1979)
 
Series Art Direction by
Hub Braden (1 episode, 1979)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Edward M. Parker (9 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Costume Design by
Nolan Miller (1 episode, 1979)
 
Series Makeup Department
Linda Leiter Sharp .... hair stylist (1 episode, 1979)
Robert Sidell .... makeup artist (1 episode, 1979)
 
Series Production Management
Robert Grand .... executive production manager (1 episode, 1979)
Barry Stern .... unit production manager (1 episode, 1979)
Joseph Stern .... executive in charge of production (1 episode, 1979)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Henry .... second assistant director (9 episodes, 1979)

Alan R. Green .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
David L. McGuire .... assistant property master (9 episodes, 1979)
Kenneth Robertson .... head paint foreman (9 episodes, 1979)

Richard Baum .... property maker (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Bill Teague .... sound mixer (1 episode, 1979)
 
Series Special Effects by
Russel Hessey .... special effects (1 episode, 1979)

Robert Cole .... special effects hydraulic foreman (unknown episodes)
Jim Danforth .... effects coordinator (unknown episodes)
Doug Hubbard .... special effects (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Jim Danforth .... matte artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Marneen Fields .... Stunt Double: Joyce DeWitt (1 episode, 1979)
Larry Holt .... stunts (1 episode, 1979)
Dick Warlock .... stunt double: Steve Lawrence (1 episode, 1979)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
John Abbene .... second unit: second assistant camera / second unit: assistant camera (9 episodes, 1979)
Tim Phelps .... best boy electric (3 episodes, 1979)

Albert Hood .... electrician (unknown episodes, 1979)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robert Cornwall .... (men's wardrobe (1 episode, 1979)
Nancy Renard .... (women's wardrobe (1 episode, 1979)
 
Series Editorial Department
Hubert de La Bouillerie .... post-production coordinator (5 episodes, 1979)

Howard Kunin .... supervising editor (unknown episodes, 1979)
 
Series Music Department
John Mick .... music editor (9 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Other crew
Bill McCamey .... set nurse (8 episodes, 1979)
 

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The two-hour pilot film was released on video under the title "Express To Terror".See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When the train leaves the station, the platform light fixtures are reflected in the train windows. They move along with the train because the train is standing still and the camera is moving.See more »

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3 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Cool Train, Horrible Show, 27 March 2006
Author: warenwiliamwoulfe from United States

NBC seemed to have thought with this show....

Let's WOW them with FX, who cares about things like plot, story, characters, lines that the actors say, and so on.

It didn't work, sure the train looked cool and all, the rest was treated as window dressing or an afterthought, like we're spending all this cash on FX we better make sure it looks good, the rest will fall into place afterwords.

It's like let's dress it up and make it look pretty, that doesn't change the fact it's garbage, what they should of done from the get go is it should of been a COMEDY, there was no way to take the premise seriously, so why not ?

There was so much potential there to treat it as a big joke, kinda like Airplane ! Only on rails.

Of course the show could be redone today for a lot less, just CG all the Train shots, save millions right there, heck I made the Train for a video game called Trainz, I could just shoot in game footage and it'd look just like all the shots I remember from the show, and at 10 / 20,000,000th the cost, after all I bought my PC, Software & stuff, but it didn't cost anywhere near the cash they spent on the FX for the show alone.

Sure you'd still have to make the sets of the insides, but they shouldn't cost an arm & leg if you do it right, just build what you need for the first season, if you are ahead cash wise, build more for the second season, in other words just show very little of the train insides during that first season, if it's a hit & your making cash, instead of loosing it, then you add more sets.

That's how i'd do it anyway & I don't even work for NBC or anyone else in the biz.

Then again the average person is smarter then any TV network Execs ;)

C.T.C.

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