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Derailed (I) (2005)

R  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  11 November 2005 (USA)
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When two married business executives having an affair are blackmailed by a violent criminal, the two must turn the tables on him to save their families.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandra Bee ...
Train Conductor
Winston Boyko
William Armstrong ...
Susan Davis (as Rachel Blake)
Night Clerk Ray
Avery Price Receptionist
Jerry the Lawyer


Charles is worn down by his home life where he and his wife struggle to cope with the demands of their daughter's illness and his job. When he meets Lucinda on the train to work in Chicago, there is an immediate spark between them. Soon they are doing lunch; dinner and drinks follow. This leads to an adulterous rendezvous in a hotel. However, no sooner have they torn each other's clothes off than their room is invaded by a thief who beats Charles and rapes Lucinda. Because of the illicit nature of their relationship, Charles agrees with Lucinda who is reluctant to go to the police and soon finds he is powerless to resist the demands of the thief. Written by johnno.r@xtra.co.nz

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong disturbing violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 November 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Descarrilados  »

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Box Office


$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,211,986 (USA) (11 November 2005)


$108,077 (New Zealand) (31 March 2006)

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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Melissa George is just fifteen years older than her onscreen daughter, Addison Timlin. See more »


(Possibly deliberate error by the filmmakers.) At the opening of the film we see a character writing in a blue notebook (the words are voiced by Clive Owen.) When this character lights the cigarette in his mouth we see that he is clean-shaven. At the end of the movie we learn this character is LaRoche, but he has had facial hair throughout the entire movie. See more »


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User Reviews

Great Movie! No Spoilers
12 November 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Great movie, Clive Owen was brilliant and its a good change for Jennifer, pure fast paced entertainment, just what it was meant to be! I hope Jennifer does a lot more movies like this to get rid of the good girl type cast. I really liked RZA, his acting was great and his character was believable and very funny. The movie was fast and edge of the seat almost from the start. I found some parts predictable but that didn't ruin the movie for me. Some of the things that I predicted happened, but not when and how, so it still keeps you guessing. I buy a lot of DVD's and this movie is going on my list of movies to buy for sure. I definitely recommend this movie.

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