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A Trans-Siberian train journey from China to Moscow becomes a thrilling chase of deception and murder when an American couple encounters a mysterious pair of fellow travelers.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Roy
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Carlos Ximénez
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Etienne Chicot ...
Frenchman
Mac McDonald ...
Minister
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Embassy Official
Perlis Vaisieta ...
Manager Hotel Pushkin
Mindaugas Papinigis ...
Young Detective
Mindaugas Capas ...
Military Officer
Visockaite Sonata ...
Female Train Attendant #1 (as Sonata Visockaite)
Larisa Kalpokaite ...
Female Train Attendant #2
Valentinas Krulikovskis ...
Young Waiter
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Americans abroad. Roy and Jessie finished a volunteer stint in China. He loves trains, so they go home via the Trans-Siberia Express. There are strains in the relationship, including her past. They meet Carlos, a Spaniard, traveling with Abby, a young American. Carlos keeps close to Jessie, and when Roy is left behind and waits a day for the next train so he can catch up, Jessie and Carlos take a trip into the dead of winter to photograph a ruined church. Carlos may be running drugs, so, later, when Roy catches up and introduces Jessie to his new pal, an English speaking Russian narcotics detective, he's the last person Jessie wants to see. Will the Siberian desolation be their undoing? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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train | china | church | drugs | spaniard | See more »

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Rated R for some violence, including torture and language | See all certifications »

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24 October 2008 (Spain)  »

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Expresso Transiberiano  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$34,615 (USA) (18 July 2008)

Gross:

$2,203,641 (USA) (7 November 2008)
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Ben Kingsley was director Brad Anderson's first choice for the role. See more »

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When Carlos places the camera around Jessie's neck in the church scene, it can be seen that the green neckstrap has prominent bold CANON logos on it. A split second later, she is wearing a brownish neckstrap with no logos or writing on it. See more »

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passenger: [about the Gulag] If you want proof about America, you take a book. You want proof about Russia, take shovel. They're all buried here. Scientists, priests, poets. There is no God, and there is no Siberia.
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Love Will Keep Us Together
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Predictable and boring.
21 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The first scene makes you believe that you are about to see an interesting thriller! (hahaha, you fool!)

With a slow and Boring start this movie dragged on through the first act revolving around the relationship of Jesse and Roy, nothing special just a boring drama with nothing new to show. That is until the second act, when suddenly you can make a choice weather to laugh or get angry at the ridiculous yet predictable "plot twists" that might surprise a 3 year old, but that's about it! The level of predictability, and unrealism is what completely made me loose interest and disconnect with the story.

The character of Jesse was absolutely neurotic and stupid in such an extreme that as an audience I stopped caring about what would happen to her.

The use of flashbacks was completely unnecessary, showing something you had already seen, it just gave the feeling that the director was unsure of the audience's capability of understanding the story... (it was extremely annoying)

As if that was not enough, it was offensive towards Russia showing stereotypical judgment, and supporting the "America rules", "Americans are always the good guys" attitude.


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