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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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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:

£1,714,871 (UK) (26 November 2010)

Gross:

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

The "Stanton Curve" featured in the film is an actual rail line in Bellaire, Ohio. The line runs on a historic stone viaduct after crossing the Ohio River from West Virginia. However, the extremely dangerously-placed oil/chemical storage tanks beside the curved track do not exist and have been added in by CGI to increase the sense of danger. See more »

Goofs

In the first attempt to stop 777, as 777 moves into the curve where the Lash-up is waiting to slow it down, the front shot shows the slower moving locomotives driven by Judd Stewart, with 777 fast approaching. As the shot pans to behind the locomotive of 777, the lash-up is not seen. 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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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.22 (2010) See more »

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NATIONAL GUARD PART 1
(from Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007))
Written by Brian Tyler
Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
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An unstoppable ride
9 February 2011 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film is about the attempts to stop an unmanned train full of dangerous chemicals travelling at high speed, endangering the lives of thousands of people living along the tracks.

"Unstoppable" gets right to the point, action already starts ten minutes into the film. After that, the thrills get better and better. As a result, the film keeps you glued to the screen with increasing intensity.

Early on in the film, I wondered if there was enough to fill the screen time, but there was actually enough to make it action packed, without slow, pacing scenes to interrupt the action. "Unstoppable" is a good action film, relatively free from blood and violence which is rather rare for an action film these days.


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