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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 U.N.A.C.O, (United Nations Anti Crime Organization) 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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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

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

Goofs

An early external establishing shot of the European Rail Control Centre in Germany has a British "Network SouthEast" train passing by in front of it. See more »

Quotes

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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Detonator just did not explode
9 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

With such a strong cast, one would like to assume that the movie would be good. However, lame is the word that comes to mind. I am surprised Brosnan would do such a poor film. The story itself was great, but the screen writer/directs and whoever else is ultimately responsible should be shot. I will admit that I watched the entire movie, because I never gave up hope that it would get better. It reminds me of Segal movies, all of which seem to follow this line of thinking, which does not seem to be completely developed! Shame on Patrick Stewart as well. Another fine actor who was tarnished by this movie. I can only hope that some or all of these actors were fulfilling some type of contractual agreements to participate in this film.


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