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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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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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Trivia

The locomotive that was hijacked in Bremen is actually a Slovenian type 642. See more »

Goofs

Malcolm asks Sabrina if she is familiar with the M203 grenade launcher. Later you see her with a shoulder fired grenade launcher. In reality, the M203 is much smaller, and it mounts under the barrel of an M-16A2 5.56mm assault rife. See more »

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Malcolm Philpott: We're in a state of martial law here. And *I'm* the Marshall.
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Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Live Wire (2010) See more »

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Surprisingly good
1 August 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I wasn't expecting much from this film but it surprised me. Yes the budget was small, but the acting surprised me, as did the story. The characters had enough development to keep me engaged, Patrick Stewart added his refined seniority, Pierce Brosnan acted the foolhardy gung-ho very well (a preview of his bond days to come). Not brilliant, but deserves more stars than it has. I suspect the low rating has more to do with the cover art and age than the actual content.

In short: if you like a predictable action film pitting good against evil (USA vs Russians hehe) this one is worth checking out. The characters are more than two-dimensional, breaking out of the stereotypes one would expect of a direct-to-VHS feature. Give it a look!


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