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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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12 November 2010 (USA)  »

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$100,000,000 (estimated)

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£1,714,871 (UK) (26 November 2010)

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$81,557,479 (USA) (4 March 2011)
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All the control room scenes were shot during the last two weeks of production. See more »

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Although the runaway train is stated to be a half mile long, the visual length of the train changes throughout the film. At some points it appears to be not much longer than 100 meters (this is especially noticeable just after it misses Frank and Will's train). 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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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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unstoppable entertainment, unstoppable gripping thrill ride.
19 November 2010 | by (Pakistan) – See all my reviews

wow man, watching trains have never been that exciting before. it was a full on Hi Octane thrill ride from start to finish. one of the best Action thrillers in recent days. and on of the best movies so far. i would say that its impossible for any one to not enjoy movie. its about a runaway train carrying toxic materials running through high populated areas and they have to stop it one way or another. they try but fails but then these two engineer (Denzel) and Conductor (Chris) decides to take this matter in their own hands.

with decent performances, very different and interesting plot, good story, uneven screenplay at few places in the start which does not matter when the movie reaches the middle, and a deadly runaway train, you got a perfect movie to watch. and not to forget that its by Tony Scott, yes he is back. another thing that i loved and will appreciate about this movie is that the camera work is mindblowing and fantastic. two thumbs up for that. The action is fast-paced, and the tension grabs you from around 10 minutes in and just doesn't let go. its one of the few movies recently that has so suspense. editing of this movie is excellent, while some people will definitely complain about lack of action scenes, which i think is wrong since this movie does not require much of extra unnecessary action, its good the way it is. a gripping, adrenaline thrill ride with unstoppable entertainment. Must watch.


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