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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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Awards:
5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Average Slasher Movie See more (118 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Ben Johnson ... Carne

Jamie Lee Curtis ... Alana

Hart Bochner ... Doc

David Copperfield ... The Magician
Derek McKinnon ... Kenny Hampson (as Derek MacKinnon)
Sandee Currie ... Mitchy
Timothy Webber ... Mo

Anthony Sherwood ... Jackson
Howard Busgang ... Ed
Steve Michaels ... Brakeman
Greg Swanson ... Class President

Vanity ... Merry (as D.D. Winters)
Joy Boushel ... Pet
Victor Knight ... Engineer

Donald Lamoreux ... Shovels (as Don Lamoureux)
Charles Biddle Sr. ... Chief Porter (as Charles Biddles Sr.)
Elizabeth Cholette ... Dispatcher
Thom Haverstock ... Bill Chase (as Thomas Haverstock)
Peter Feingold ... Senior
Richard Weinstein ... Pledge
John Busby ... Pledg
Roland Nincheri ... Bus Driver

Andrea Kenyon ... Bunny Girl
Elaine Lakeman ... Nurse
Gerald Eastman ... Porter
Charles Biddles Jr. ... Porter
Nadia Rona ... Corpse

Larry Cohen ... 'Crime' Band Member: Keyboard Vocalist
Brenda Gagnier ... 'Crime' Band Member: Bass Guitar
Phil Albert ... 'Crime' Band Member: Drummer

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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Certification:
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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Trivia:
Magician David Copperfield once said of this movie that he appeared in: "Film is a magnifying glass for magic, so I had to be very careful. What you see on screen is exactly what the extras saw during shooting".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 »
Quotes:
Alana Maxwell:I never knew you liked magic.
Kenny Hampson:I watched you tonight.
[Referring to the magician]
Kenny Hampson:You liked him.
Alana Maxwell:No. Kenny, you're better than he is. I'm sure you're better than he is.
Kenny Hampson:I am. He didn't know how to cut a woman into pieces.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Terror Train: Riding the Rails (2012) (V)See more »

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Average Slasher Movie, 23 April 2015
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The college students Doc (Hart Bochner), Michelle "Mitchy" (Sandee Currie), Mo (Timothy Webber), Alana (Jamie Lee Curtis), Edward "Ed" (Howard Busgang) and Jackson (Anthony Sherwood) plot a prank for their college mate Kenny Hampson (Derek McKinnon); however the joke goes wrong and Kenny ends up in a mental institution. Years later, Doc and Mo decide to celebrate their graduation with a costume party and a magician (David Copperfield) aboard of a train. In the embarkation platform, Ed is murdered by a killer that wears his costume of Groucho Marx. Then he kills Jackson and wears his costume of The Swamp Thing. The conductor Carne (Ben Johnson) discovers his body, but who might be the masked killer?

"Terror Train" is an average slasher, with a claustrophobic story developed in a moving train. The identity of the killer is discovered but the he and his victims wear costumes and is difficult to identify who might be him. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "O Trem do Terror" ("The Terror Train")

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