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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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Reuben Castillo
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General Harlan Ford
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Chance MacKenzie
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Danny
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Kelly Marx
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Stan Atkins
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Christina Roselli
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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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Trivia

As of 2012, the lead locomotive that pulled the runaway train in the movie is still in use, now owned and operated by the Mohawk, Adirondack & Northern Railroad and renumbered as MHWA 2042 (when owned by BC Rail, it was numbered 642, the same number it had in the movie, though it was painted with a fictional "WestRail" paint scheme.) 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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When Rob Lowe is providing the best acting......
29 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The whole movie is a nuclear bomb itself. It's three hours long! And it felt like three whole long days. This movie has a good concept, but a horrible delivery. There are way too many plot holes in the movie. It is so boring. The characters are all flat and one dimensional. While the lead actors are attractive, none of them are very talented. Kristin Davis, who is usually pretty good, is terrible here. It's not really her fault though, because her role was so unglamorous. Most of the other actors are also awful. Only Rob Lowe's performance comes close to being adequate.

One more thing, would you put a nuclear bomb on a train?!


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