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Unstoppable (2010)

PG-13 | | Action, Thriller | 12 November 2010 (USA)
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With an unmanned, half-mile-long freight train barreling toward a city, a veteran engineer and a young conductor race against the clock to prevent a catastrophe.

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Michael Colson (as Dylan L. Bruce)
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A runaway train carrying a cargo of toxic chemicals puts an engineer and his conductor in a race against time. They're chasing the runaway train in a separate locomotive and need to bring it under control before it derails on a curve and causes a toxic spill that will decimate a town. Written by secret_agent

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1,000,000 Tons. 100,000 Lives. 100 Minutes See more »

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Rated PG-13 for sequences of action and peril, and some language | See all certifications »

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12 November 2010 (USA)  »

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$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$22,688,457 (USA) (12 November 2010)

Gross:

$81,557,479 (USA) (4 March 2011)
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Trivia

Although it was sometimes hard to tell during the storm scene, Chris Pine performed all of his own stunts. Denzel Washington had seven stuntmen, one for each day of live shots on running trains. In addition to insurance concerns, according to Tony Scott, "D's got a fear of heights, and I had him up at 25 feet on a fifty mile per hour train, which was no easy task." When you do see Washington up on top of a tanker car, that's really him, though, not CGI. See more »

Goofs

When going over the bridge with the single locomotive (#1206), four distinct clanks can be heard when the locomotive runs over the joints in the rail. The locomotive has six axles, so six clanks should be heard. It may be because the sound was from a four axle locomotive that was dubbed in later. See more »

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[first lines]
Darcy Colson: [to her son] Hey, hey! Come give me a kiss. Be good.
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NATIONAL GUARD PART 1
(from AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Requiem (2007))
Written by Brian Tyler
Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
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Top of the line feel-good action thriller that stays on the rails and doesn't go off track
12 October 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an excellent movie in almost all respects. The cast does a very good job. The two leads play off of each other very well together and project good chemistry. The supporting cast is good as well and the movie even does a good job with providing some character depth (to the extent you can in this type of movie)- you do wind up rooting for them. The director has taken a good story, and matched it with excellent, I mean excellent, cinematography and takes us an every faster roller coaster ride. The movie is well paced, it keeps you engaged from the start & doesn't let you go until its over, and was just a lot of fun to watch. I highly recommend it.


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