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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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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 million tons of steel. 100,000 lives at stake. 100 minutes to impact. See more »

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Action | Thriller

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

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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

The number boards above the cabs for locomotives 777 and 767 were not originally there prior to the movie. They were added to give the locomotives a more menacing appearance. See more »

Goofs

Conductor side of 777 shows ditch light & handrail damage after hitting horse trailer. Handrail was completely bent from steps toward center. Final scene shows no damage to handrails as character grabs on and climb steps. 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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Featured in At the Movies: Summer Special 2010/11 (2010) See more »

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Written by Missy Elliott (as Melissa Elliott), Ciara (as Ciara P. Harris), Marcella Araica and Nate Hills (as Nate "Danja" Hills)
Performed by Ciara (feat. Missy Elliott)
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Unwatchable
4 March 2011 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

Do not believe the 7/10 hype on IMDb. The only explanation is that half of this films budget (which by the way couldn't possible exceed 100.000 USD) was spent on bots posting good reviews. This film is one of the worst I've seen. Ever.

Why not place several trains ahead? Why did not the driver of the train ahead simply walk over to the Runaway Train and pull the brakes himself? Why not drive beside the train and push the button (the one the policemen tried to shoot(!))? Why not dumping sand or similar in front of the train? Why not ... well, remaster Runaway Train instead of filming this disaster?


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