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

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  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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Action | Thriller

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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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Mike Graham: Hey remember - only the young die good.
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Followed by Detonator II: Night Watch (1995) See more »

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Hmmm...
17 May 2006 | by (Texas, United States) – See all my reviews

This was a terrible movie. It tried so hard to be good, to be fun at times, dramatic at times, and suspenseful at times. It tried to get bigger actors to help it, but unfortunately, it didn't work. The story is cheesy, and, common to this type of movie, the "bad guy" actor was a terrible pick, which cheapens the movie at all turns. Don't waste your time or money.

The sequencing of the movie, and some of the sub-plots involved were attempts to make it more interesting, but again, it didn't quite work. It seems like it was a movie from the mid- eighties, when the only action movies worth anything bore the label "007."

I am currently watching this movie, and, realizing how bad it really is, I could not stand it anymore without telling someone how bad it was.


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