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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 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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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,688,457, 14 November 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$81,562,942, 10 March 2011

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$167,805,466, 10 March 2011
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Trivia

There was an incident in Bangladesh which replicated the plot of this movie. In April 12, 2015, the same incident happened with a train named "Faridpur Express". The driver got off the train to have a cup of tea, leaving the engine running.The engine accidentally shifted to auto gear. It ran 26 kilometers backwards before ticket examiner stopped the train by releasing the pipe of the vacuum brake. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the movie, you see the front of Colson's truck. In Pennsylvania, there are no license plates on the front of the vehicle. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Darcy Colson: [to her son] Hey, hey! Come give me a kiss. Be good.
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Connections

Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.122 (2013) See more »

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POWER STRUGGLE
(from AVPR: 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 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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