In Europe, a group of American college athletes unknowingly board a train that will become one deadly ride.

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Cast

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Willy
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Sheldon
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Todd
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Claire
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Coach Harris
Vladimir Vladimirov ...
Vlad
Koyna Ruseva ...
Dr. Velislava
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Conductor Vasyl
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Gregor
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Vasily
Miroslav Emilov ...
Ishtav
Aleksandra Vasileva ...
Drunk Blonde
Lina Zlateva ...
Brunette
Matthew Tibbs ...
Backpacker
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In Europe, a group of American college athletes unknowingly board a train that will become one deadly ride.

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You're in For One Hell of a Ride See more »

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Rated R for strong grisly bloody violence, disturbing images, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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2 May 2009 (Japan)  »

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Originally conceived as a remake of Terror Train (1980) to be written by Ryan Eslinger. The script eventually morphed into its own story. See more »

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In the final scene in the gym, the US flag can be seen hanging vertically on the wall backwards. Even when the US flag is hung vertically, the stars should be on the upper left. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[the wrestling match begins with Coach Harris cheering on his player Todd]
Coach Harris: All right, Todd! Let's go, let's go! All right. Keep it up! Keep it up! Yes! Nice! Nice! Control, Todd, control.
Todd: [Todd gets pinned down and mumbles] Damn it!
Coach Harris: Stay focused! It's fine. Stay focused. Come on.
Coach Harris: [Todd returns with pinning down his opponent within seconds] Yes!
[the crowd cheers and boos when the scene cuts to the next wrestler Alex]
Todd: How's she doing?
Sheldon: Sex and violence. That's what it's all about.
Alex: [...]
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Referenced in Slice and Dice: The Slasher Film Forever (2012) See more »

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Black Scorpion
Written by Dean Barrett and Judy Whittaker
Published by Freeplaymusic(BMI)
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Enough Xenophobic Horror Already
14 March 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

When Hostel was released I found it to be an interesting twist on the likes of Texas Chainsaw Massacre or Hills Have Eyes, playing on the fear of being outside one's normal environment, but exchanging the backwoods for Eastern Europe. Even back then, however, I noted the American-centricity of the film.

Since then we have had Hostel II, Turistas (known as Paradise Lost here in the UK), and now we have Train- another in this unfortunate sub genre that shouldn't be called Torture Porn, but rather "Don't be Leavin' America!" Because yet again those poor beautiful Abercrombie And Fitch mannequins are under threat by Eastern Euopeans who want to take their organs.

A film I recently enjoyed was Saw VI. Yes- seriously. The sixth part in a series of horror films and it still felt fresher than this film. Why? Probably because it quite cleverly, highlighted the brutality inherent in the medical insurance system of care in the US, and selfishness of banks practically handing out risky loans that has led us to this economic crisis. This was a horror film brave enough to assess America's own problems.

In contrast films such as Train are contemptuous of all things non- American. It makes me wonder about the the directors of these movies- did they take their middle-American rite-of-passage trip to Europe as students- backpack around? At what point did they decide to cinematically urinate on the countries they visited? The film itself is bland, feels cheap and thinks revealing a character's pierced nipples counts as character development. Thora Birch looks annoyed at having signed on- I'm pretty sure there are moments her face screams "I was once in American Beauty." And let's be grateful this film was about Eastern Europeans stealing organs, because if it was about bottling charisma or likability, no one would have died.


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