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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Roy
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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 ...
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Sonata Visockaite ...
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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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You can't escape your lies. See more »


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

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5 September 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Expresso Transiberiano  »

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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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Emily Mortimer can speak Russian in real life. See more »

Goofs

When Jessie first tries to get rid of the matreshkas (set of nesting dolls) made of drugs, she goes to the carriage platform and opens the door by rotating the red lever covered by frost. It's actually an emergency hand brake. See more »

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Roy: [competing with other passenger's tiger scar] Hey, look at this. A deer attacked me.
passenger: A deer?
Roy: Yeah, a John Deer power mower!
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Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.126 (2009) See more »

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Love Will Keep Us Together
Written by Neil Sedaka & Howard Greenfield
Performed by Captain & Tennille
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Great suspense film!
9 September 2008 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

Loved this movie and wonder why it was so under-marketed. I went to see it because I actually took the Trans-Siberian train this summer and so of course this movie intrigued me. (Luckily my trip was not so eventful!) While of course the movie was more personal for me since I could really relate to a lot of the scenes about life on the train and in the stations, this movie will appeal to anyone who likes a good mystery. This movie keeps you on the edge of your seat and is really well-done. And it definitely captures the current political and social climate of Russia today. Having dealt with the border guards in Siberia (over a visa problem) I witnessed first hand the 'wild west' mentality that currently exists in that country. It may be hard for Americans to believe that the events that occur in this movie are realistic. But they are. And Woody Harrelson is a revelation. Ben Kingsley is great as always. I was not familiar with Emily Mortimer prior to this film but I will be on the lookout for her next film. It's a shame not many people will see this movie. Hopefully they'll catch it on pay per view. Highly recommended.


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