Death Train (2005)
"Im Auftrag des Vatikans" (original title)

TV Movie  |  Not Rated  |   |  Action  |  16 March 2006 (Germany)
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Lasko, a soldier-turned-monk, must use his combat skills again when terrorists threaten to unleash a deadly virus on a train full of Christian pilgrims.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephan Bieker ...
Ken Bones ...
Steve Nicolson ...
Bettina Lamprecht ...
Joey Stetz ...
Mario Irrek ...
Jef Bayonne ...
Oliver Marlo ...
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Officer Müller (as Annett Mohamed)


Lasko, a soldier-turned-monk, must use his combat skills again when terrorists threaten to unleash a deadly virus on a train full of Christian pilgrims.

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A full-throttle action adventure.




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Release Date:

16 March 2006 (Germany)  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the closing sequences of the movie, when Lasko is uncoupling the carriages, there is no sign of any cables, hoses, or other means of conveying the air-conditioning or alarm system between carriages. Since the plot depends heavily on those items, this is important. See more »


Lennart: He came here to live in peace. We should respect that.
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Followed by Lasko - The Fist of God (2009) See more »

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Damn good action flick... Maybe not the most original, but fun...
21 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I totally enjoyed this movie. It's a shame when people nitpick over little details. Let's all remember WHY we go to the movies in the first place: we want to believe that there's a happy ending, that there's a crazy, action packed setting where lots of unbelievable things happen. Explosions galore in this one! Lots of cars getting blown up (how crazy was the timing on the hummer driving RIGHT past the truck that the villain had stuck a detonator to?), helicopters smashing into trains... It's a miracle the train survived as long as it did! The only thing that puzzles me is how a train has a "ventilation system" that runs throughout all the cars in sequence. Lots of great martial arts, and a rather interesting storyline. The strong arm of the Vatican? Interesting plot line and sorry, but you don't see a whole slew of movies based on "death trains." The characters were believable, and there were a few humorous moments, most notably the atypical heavyset monk, and the main villain calling himself Lucifer. If you want non stop action, this movie delivers; it has you on the edge of your seat until the very end. I highly recommend it.

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