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A woman secretly witnesses the murder of her blind date for the evening by a top Mafia boss. She immediately goes into hiding without informing the authorities. When they finally catch up ... See full summary »

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Caulfield
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Hunnicut
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Nelson (as James B. Sikking)
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Michael Tarlow
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Sgt. Dominick Benti (as M. Emmett Walsh)
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Kathryn Weller
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Jack Wootton
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Martin Larner
B.A. 'Smitty' Smith ...
Keller
Codie Lucas Wilbee ...
Barbara Russell ...
Nicholas' Mother (as Barbara E. Russell)
Antony Holland ...
Elderly Man
Doreen Ramos ...
Elderly Woman
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James Dahlbeck
Andrew Rhodes ...
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A woman secretly witnesses the murder of her blind date for the evening by a top Mafia boss. She immediately goes into hiding without informing the authorities. When they finally catch up with her, she is unwilling to testify to what she has seen, but the Mafia are on her trail. Accompanied by a deputy district attorney, the woman boards a train travelling through a remote part of Canada. The Mafia know him but they have never seen her. Written by Rob Hartill

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One witness. Two determined killers. The ultimate thrill ride. See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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R | See all certifications »

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21 September 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le seul témoin  »

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$10,873,237 (USA)
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Trivia

It was Gene Hackman's idea that his character wear glasses. See more »

Goofs

State of repair of windshield after car hits a low branch. See more »

Quotes

[in helicopter above mountains]
Caulfield: Why does he have to fly so low?
Sergeant Dominick Benti: We're not low. The ground's high.
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Referenced in Caroline in the City: Caroline and the Ultimatum (1999) See more »

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Suspense for the Discriminating
30 January 2001 | by (Ridgewood, New Jersey) – See all my reviews

This film pops up frequently on the tube, and with good reason -- it's lean, smart, and superbly acted. Director Hyams makes the most of the claustrophobic train interior contrasting with the wide open Canadian wilderness. Gene Hackman has never been better. Tension is built through a series of one-on-one confrontations, each with electric undercurrents. The best by far is the gentlemanly chat between Hackman and James Sikking in the dining car. The standard "action-packed" ending is a bit disappointing. But don't let this stop you if you're into suspense films for the thinking person.


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