The year is 1914. Robert Cath, an American Doctor, becomes a fugitive from the law while in Ireland for a murder he did not commit. He flees to Paris, France, and at the invitation of an old friend, Tyler Whitney, arranges to board the famous Orient Express just days before World War I breaks out. Arriving late, boarding the train by jumping from a speeding motorcycle, he discovers Tyler brutally murdered in his compartment. As no one on board knows either of them, Cath assumes Tyler's identity and sets out to find the killer. What he discovers is that everyone on board has secrets that plunge him into a maelstrom of Treachery, Romance, and International Intrigue. Written by
A clue in every car. A stranger in every seat. Danger at every destination.
1 April 1997 (USA)
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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No one on the production team knew anything about trains, so they found one of the last remaining sleeping cars of the type that the Orient Express used, took photographs of it, and meticulously recreated the entire train in pre-rendered 3D images. See more
When Cath disconnects the two cars (while talking to August Schmidt), he uses a crowbar and drops it as the couplers release. In the next shot the crowbar is back in his hands. See more
Ladies and Gentlemen, your attention please. The Orient Express is now departing for Strassburg, Munich, Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade, Sofia, and Constantinople. All passengers should be on board.
As the end credits roll on the right side of the screen, on the left side is a map of Europe, which, over the course of the credits, shows the year-by-year progression of political borders from 1914 to 1994. See more