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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
William Armstrong ...
Accountant
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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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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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

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Release Date:

11 November 2005 (USA)  »

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Descarrilados  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$36,020,063 (USA) (10 February 2006)
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Trivia

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

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When Charles is cleaning off fingerprints from the car at the lake front he rubs down the drivers window that was shot through some minutes earlier. See more »

Quotes

Philippe LaRoche: Always chain your door in a place like this.
[LaRoche chains the door]
Philippe LaRoche: But hey, thanks for the invite.
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Luna do Paris
Written and Produced by Alexandre Desplat
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Never goes off the tracks
5 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Derailed is a tight, smart, and dangerous movie about risks. Based on the novel by the same name, it's hard to believe the book could be much better.

Jennifer Aniston gives a great performance, as does Clive Owen. The directing is spot on and the music is simple yet effective. One knock may be the film's cinematography; it looks like you've seen it or a movie like it before. Nothing special about the visual style.

Beware though, this movie is serious in all aspects. It can be violent, foul-mouthed,and at times really thrilling. Those are things thrillers usually aren't.

Luckily, Derailed never goes off the tracks and in the end makes it all the way to the credits. See it, rent it, or buy it. You'll believe that Hitchcock still lives.


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