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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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12 November 2010 (USA)  »

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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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The moving train connection sequence between the grain car and the train engine took three days to film. See more »

Goofs

Near the ending of the movie, when Will contacts Frank, and Frank says that they got a problem, some shots after, will we see the full train and a news-chopper flying over, if you look carefully at the rear end of the freight train, there is no sight of 1206. 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 Feeling the Heat: 'Unstoppable' Pyrotechnics (2011) 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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Exciting
30 June 2016 | by See all my reviews

Though this film has a pretty simple and straightforward story, it is still exciting to watch. It does well in establishing the normality of the lives of these railway workers and the rhythm that they work in. Scott does well in setting the tone of the film early on, and with the music accompaniment, the tension slowly rises.

Pine and Washington are good in their roles, and work well together. Perhaps it is because their characters do not get along well, which may be easier to portray. Anyway, their delivery and chemistry with each other fit the film. Dawson does well in roles with a sense of urgency to them. I vaguely remember her being an FBI agent somewhere else, and with this character, she is able to portray how intense a situation they're in.

I especially liked the cinematography and editing in this movie. With a high speed train moving through various landscapes, the numerous wide angle and aerial shots give a good view of the surroundings. The quick jump cuts, and juxtapositions between the various characters on screen also helps to keep the audience well informed.

One thing that I felt was a bit forced, was the family angle. I guess being characters, the filmmakers felt that they needed to incorporate family values, so put that in there. I didn't care much for the drama of Pine's life though. I was intrigued a little at what may have happened, but Pine's character didn't really fit the drama.

Overall, quite an exciting but simple film.


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