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Atomic Train (1999)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Drama | Thriller  -  16 May 1999 (USA)
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A train filled with atomic devices threatens to destroy the city of Denver. John Serger (a train buff) has to prevent this from happening

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A waste disposal company has a Russian nuclear bomb to transport, and an employee decides to save money by concealing it on a freight train. The train, also loaded with hazardous and flammable chemicals, suffers a brake failure and becomes a runaway heading for Denver. A wreck would be bad enough, but much, much worse if the bomb goes off. A heroic NTSB investigator boards the train; he and the railwaymen try various ways to stop the train, but nothing works. Meanwhile Denver residents are struggling to collect their families and then leave town, despite rioters and gridlock. Will the train have to be derailed to stop it? If it does derail, will the bomb explode, and if it does, what then? Written by Anonymous

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The Final Stop Is Deadly.

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for disaster-related violence and thematic elements | See all certifications »
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The train used in the final wreck scene was actually 1/6 scale. See more »

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If there is a Jackson Summit that slows the train to just above walking speed, then it cannot also be true that the route is downhill all the way from the starting point to Denver. See more »

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Basic TV miniseries
9 April 2000 | by (In shame (2005 update)) – See all my reviews

Though it may not be technically well done or sufficiently researched, Atomic Train is immensely entertaining, with excellent locations and good pacing. The special effects were actually very good, as was the editing/ sound editing.

Nothing much can be said about the mediocre acting (Rob Lowe wasn't bad, it was just the awful support), and the whole thing plays out like an extended 'Black Dog' with a different plot line as far as writing and production values go.

Still, if you feel like mindless entertainment for a Sunday afternoon, Atomic Train might do the trick.


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