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Detonator (1993)

Death Train (original title)
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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It's Die Hard at 90 miles an hour! See more »

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

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14 April 1993 (USA)  »

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Alistair MacLean's Death Train  »

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

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At 1:06:00 into the film, Tierney is talking to Philpot on a Motorola 8000 series cellular phone. The battery pack has not been fully inserted into the back of the phone, which would therefore not be capable of making or receiving any calls. See more »

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Malcolm Philpott: Let's not let failure go to our heads.
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Followed by Detonator II: Night Watch (1995) See more »

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Fun Little Movie with a Great Cast
7 August 2004 | by (Portland Oregon) – See all my reviews

Now on DVD as Detonator, this was a USA Network Original Movie as Alistair MacLean's Death Train. There is also a sequel Detonator II, or Night Watch. Oddly, even though this was first shown on the USA Network, it is available Widescreen and has a small bit of language.

The cast shines here with Ted Lavine (Captain Stottlemeyer on Monk) as the mercenary who high-jacks a train with a nuclear device on it. Ted Lavine is great in these small crazy roles. The Living Legend, Christopher Lee, (Saruman in the Lord of the Rings movies) in one of his non-horror roles, is the Russian General who hired Levine. Any movie with Christopher Lee is worth watching, and this one shows off his ability to speak Russian. Also on board are Patrick Stewart (Captain Picard on Star Trek TNG), Alexandra Paul (Baywatch), and Pierce Brosnan (007) as the Hero.

The story is one where Cold Warriors freak out over the lack of a cold war and do horrible thing to start it back up again. Tom Clancy has covered this territory, the Bush Administration has been all about re-starting tension from day one, so nothing new, but it is entertaining.


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