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Detonator (1993)
"Death Train" (original title)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Thriller  -  14 April 1993 (USA)
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A German Scientist has aided an ex Soviet general in constructing a nuclear weapon which is now in the possession of an American mercenary heading across Europe in a hijacked goods train. ... See full summary »

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A German Scientist has aided an ex Soviet general in constructing a nuclear weapon which is now in the possession of an American mercenary heading across Europe in a hijacked goods train. Malcolm Philpott, a member of UNACO, (United Nation Anti Crime Organisation) must use a team of hand picked agents from various parts of the globe to stop this death train at all costs. Written by James Allan <alland@globalnet.co.uk>

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The mission is impossible. The consequences deadly. See more »

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Rated R for violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Alistair MacLean's Death Train  »

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John Abineri is dubbed by David de Keyser. See more »

Goofs

The "terrorist" helicopter, attacking the train, is actually a Slovenian police chopper Bell-212, in regular police paint scheme and with regular police markings (at the time the movie was filmed) clearly visible. See more »

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Mike Graham: Hey remember - only the young die good.
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References The Deer Hunter (1978) See more »

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How do you spell boring? "D-e-a-t-h T-r-a-i-n"
19 December 2002 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

TV thriller made in the early ninties starring heavyweights such as "Pierce Brosnan" desperate for a Bond type actionner (yet can't seem to handle any action sequence), Christopher Lee (in perhaps his most boring role ever) and Patrick Stewart (who appears to be doing this for the money).

Chris Lee is funding the transportation of a nuclear warhead to Iraq so that he can lead the Russians to re-claim the warhead by conquering Iraq (despite the fact that Russia were in league with Iraqis anyway - that's why the US funded Iraq's leadership at the time with chemical weaponary, etc).

The plot is paperthin, I still don't understand why the a-bomb has to be transported via train. I don't understand how doing a "media" job will allow Chris Lee's "Iron" man of Russia to become a leader for Russia.

The train also keeps stopping, the SWAT team are silly and there are too many breaks for obilitary adverts for Coca-Cola or Pepsi, or whatever the hell that Baywatch lady drinks.

Its too long, too boring and annoying.

Overall: 1/10.


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