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Derailed (2005)

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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Sandra Bee ...
Train Conductor
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Winston Boyko
Bill Armstrong ...
Accountant (as William Armstrong)
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Susan Davis (as Rachel Blake)
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Night Clerk Ray
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Jerry the Lawyer
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Candy
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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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Mind the Gap See more »

Genres:

Crime | 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

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,211,986 (USA) (13 November 2005)

Gross:

$36,024,076 (USA) (16 February 2006)
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Trivia

The gun Xzibit's character uses is the Israeli-made Desert Eagle. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie, Charlie retrieves this brief case and you are led to believe he gets his money back. The brief case is black, which was the one he gave them with $10K in it. The one with $100K was older and different, it was brown which implies he didn't get the $100K back. See more »

Quotes

Charles Schine: I got all kinds of guilt.
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Connections

References Arthur (1981) See more »

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Back Again
Written by Bruce Koplow
Performed by JD & The Straight Shot (as JD & the Straight Shot)
Courtesy of JD & the Straight Shot LLC
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This film could DERAIL you!!
13 February 2006 | by (Cape Town, South Africa) – See all my reviews

I was a bit hesitant about seeing the film because of the low ratings.

BUT despite false "endings" this is a film worth seeing. The three leads are good, although Clive Owen's character is three dimensional in a way that Vince Cassell's and Jennifer Aniston's aren't.

There is definitely a chemistry between Clive Owen and Jennifer Aniston, which goes a long way to making the premise of the film "work" and also makes the twists so sudden, so plausible, so believable, so odd! It's an atmospheric film aided by good music and interesting "minor" characters.

See this film, willing to suspend disbelief. It's not a great film, often a little implausible. But the genre it creates calls for one to "go for a ride" too.

It is a film that, with twists and turns, will keep you "derailed". It's a good thriller, and ends on a positive note.

Don't be put off seeing it.


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