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Atomic Train (1999)

TV Movie  |  PG-13  |   |  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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John Seger
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Megan Seger
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Noris MacKenzie
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Wally Phister
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Beau Randall
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Chance MacKenzie
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Danny
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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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Rated PG-13 for disaster-related violence and thematic elements | See all certifications »
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Also Known As:

Atomic Train - Disastro ad alta velocità  »

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The film was not shown on the Colorado NBC affiliate, KUSA-9, because of the Columbine shootings. See more »

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When Seger gets onto the runaway train it is suddenly deemed vital for him to locate the bomb. Any of the crew members already on board could have done that. See more »

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Good premise with weak delivery
24 October 2004 | by (U.S.) – See all my reviews

This movie was WAY longer than it should have been. The idea for the story was good, there are just too many holes in it to make the movie good. They waste time showing you secondary characters (who had no relevance to the story) dying. Let me save you some time, the bomb goes off and everyone runs for it, end of story.

Someone else commented that "they paid good attention to details". What details?? The fact that fire does not detonate a nuclear bomb? Or (as anyone who's seen a weather report would know) that the winds in the U.S. blow from West to East, and if you're trying to get away from Nuclear fallout, you should head West (upwind) and NOT East.

Then there are ridiculous parts of the story, such as the guy who "can disarm the bomb with his eyes closed" not mentioning that fact until after he's sent someone else into the train car on fire to look at the bomb. He sent the first guy in because he's the only one who has seen the bomb and knows what it looks like, yet when he goes in to disarm the bomb, he walks straight to the crate the bomb is in and opens it.

This doesn't even make it to a 'B' movie, at best, it's a 'D' movie.


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