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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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John Seger
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Megan Seger
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Noris MacKenzie
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Beau Randall
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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 train used in the final wreck scene was actually 1/6 scale. See more »

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In the prelude, the school bus is still stationary when the train, moving at 40 mph, reaches the sidewalk at the far side of the road. To advance for half its length and stop again before the train reaches its lane, it would have to accelerate at more than 15 G and brake with the same force. See more »

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so bad it was kind of good
4 April 2006 | by (Harrison, Michigan) – See all my reviews

Actually this movie isn't so bad for a Made for TV Action Movie. Of course everything was over the top and the acting was sub par. It was the type of movie that if it can go wrong it will. You keep asking yourself can anything go right for these People????? and then nothing goes right for them. It is just one of those movies you have to watch and let the mind wander and enjoy this movie is best watched if you have a big storm outside and you can't go anywhere so might as well sit back and have fun.

Of course there are plot holes you can drive a Steam Train Through. But what Made for TV movie doesn't. Some Charters are droped before the first half of the movie is over and you never see them again and you go through the rest of the movie wondering if they will ever show up again.

My biggest gripe of the movie is some of the actions of the Charters get them into the Problems they have. If only they follow the Rules or directions this movie wouldn't have had the same Ending it did. Just following the Rules would of caused the Train to have a happy ending.

But don't worry it is a Great time killer full of hammy acting and Cheap FX.


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