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Release Date:
3 October 1980 (USA) See more »
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The boys and girls of Sigma Phi. Some will live. Some will die. See more »
Plot:
A masked killer targets six college kids responsible for a prank gone wrong three years earlier and who are currently throwing a large New Year's Eve costume party aboard a moving train. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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The Only Slasher to Take Place on Train See more (114 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Roger Spottiswoode 
 
Writing credits
T.Y. Drake 

Daniel Grodnik  story (uncredited)

Produced by
Lamar Card .... executive producer
Don Carmody .... line producer
Harold Greenberg .... producer
Daniel Grodnik .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
John Mills-Cockell 
 
Cinematography by
John Alcott 
 
Film Editing by
Anne Henderson 
 
Casting by
Ingrid Fischer 
Anna St. Johns 
 
Production Design by
Glenn Bydwell 
 
Art Direction by
Guy J. Comtois  (as Guy Comtois)
 
Costume Design by
Veronica Hadfield  (as Penny Hadfield)
 
Makeup Department
Michèle Burke .... makeup artist
Alan Friedman .... special makeup consultant
Joan Isaacson .... makeup artist
Louise Mignault .... makeup assistant (as Louise Mignault Rundell)
Huguette Roy .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
William Zborowsky .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lamar Card .... second unit director
David McLeod .... second assistant director
Blair Roth .... third assistant director
Ray Sager .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Raymond Larose .... draftsman
Jean-Pierre Laurendeau .... assistant props
Maurice Leblanc .... property master
Rosanne Moss .... assistant to production designer
 
Sound Department
Ellen Adams .... dialogue editor
David Appleby .... sound re-recording mixer (as Dave Appleby)
Fred Brennan .... sound effects editor
Bo Harwood .... sound mixer
Sharon Lackie .... dialogue editor
Jean-Marc Magnan .... boom operator
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist
Michael O'Farrell .... sound effects editor
Dino Pigat .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael Rea .... assistant sound editor
Helen Watson .... assistant sound editor
Don White .... foley recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Joe Elsner .... special effects (as Josef Elsner)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Benison .... additional photographer
Lou Bogue .... gaffer
Alan Carruthers .... still photographer
Don Caulfield .... key grip
James Devis .... camera operator
Normand Foy .... best boy
Jonathan Goodwill .... clapper loader
Paul Gravel .... focus puller
Pierre Lapointe .... assistant key grip
Allen Smith .... additional photographer (as Al Smith)
Jerome South .... grip
Yves Tessier .... electrician
René Verzier .... additional photographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Susan Hall .... wardrobe mistress
Jenepher Hooper .... set costumer
Lise Pharand .... seamstress
 
Editorial Department
Thomas Metzger .... color timer
Susan Shanks .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Kirk Hawkes .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Michael Bernardelli .... driver
Victoria Frodsham .... driver (as Vicki Frodsham)
Donna Noonan .... driver
Roy Perryon .... driver
Joe Sanchez .... driver
Michel Siry .... driver captain
Steve Wilkins .... driver
 
Other crew
Victoria Barney .... assistant to producer
Don Carmody .... production executive
Paulle Clark .... assistant production accountant
Marie Renée Collette .... stagiere
David Copperfield .... illusion creator
Lucie Drolet .... production accountant
Kathy Flynn .... production secretary
Brigitte Germain .... continuity
Ginette Hardy .... unit coordinator
Paul Lamontagne .... location manager
François LeClerc .... assistant location manager
Holly Levine .... publicist
Louis A. Massicotte .... assistant to executive producer
Sandy Rochester .... production assistant
Caryl Wickman .... dialogue director
Paul Wisenthal .... train coordinator
 

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97 min
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Australia:R | Australia:MA (DVD rating) (Cable TV rating) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 (uncut) (2007) | Finland:K-16 (1990) (cut) | Finland:K-18 (1981) (cut) | France:-16 | Italy:VM18 (DVD rating) | Italy:VM14 (VHS rating) | Italy:T (VHS) (alternate rating) | Netherlands:16 (1981) | Norway:18 | South Korea:18 | South Korea:15 (DVD rating) (2010) | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 (re-rating) (1989) | UK:X (original rating) (1980) | USA:R | West Germany:16
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The observation type passenger car used in the film called the "Denehotso" is being restored and is now located at the Arizona Railway Musuem in Chandler, Arizona.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: After the killer murders the student in the lavatory, a witness opens the door to find the dead body and blood everywhere. Minutes later, a second witness opens the door to find the lavatory in a clean, pristine state. It would be virtually impossible for the killer to have disposed the body and cleaned up the mess (without help) in the short amount of time it took for the second witness to see the lavatory.See more »
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Alana Maxwell:[Referring to the killer] Jesus, I don't know who it is anymore!See more »
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
The Only Slasher to Take Place on Train, 7 October 2010
Author: gavin6942 from United States

A few years after a prank sends a fraternity pledge to the mental institution, the fraternity has a big party on a train. Why a train? Why not? This idea goes horribly wrong when a costumed killer arrives... how do you escape from a train?

Kenneth Nelson says "its claustrophobic setting, impressively violent killer, and top-notch performance by Jamie Lee Curtis help it stand out from the rest of the pack." Now, I'm no fan of Curtis, though it's hard to deny she was pivotal in 1978-1980 for bringing the title of "scream queen" upon herself. And this film is frankly better than "Prom Night".

Released in 1980, near the beginning of the slasher trend, the idea had not gone stale yet. In fact, had it been released a film years later, it might have kept the subgenre alive longer. Without a school or a neighborhood as the background, this film really stands out as one of a kind. Thirty years later... how many train films have we seen? (Sure, "Midnight Meat Train"...)

A young David Copperfield is the entertainment, with card and coin tricks. He is the real star of the film. Him, the ongoing discussion about what is better: a train or an RV, a conversation which seems surprisingly contemporary.

In short, see this film. I'm not a Jamie Lee Curtis fan, and wish anyone but her had played the part... but she does a decent job, the story is good, the kills are nice... and how often do you see someone get murdered by Groucho Marx?

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