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Two Passengers and the conductor discover that a person has passed away on their Night Train cabin. They come across valuable diamonds on his person, that they wish to keep for themselves. ... See full summary »

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Two Passengers and the conductor discover that a person has passed away on their Night Train cabin. They come across valuable diamonds on his person, that they wish to keep for themselves. So, to make it look like the man never boarded the train, they conspire to dump his body in a river that the train passes. Their scheme to get rid of the corpse escalates to the point where they have to chop up his body just to fit him into a small trunk. They then become paranoid, as they might turn on each other. Written by StripedTiger

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Rated R for violent content and some language | See all certifications »

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The character names of Gutman (Constantine Gregory) and Cairo (Jo Marr) are direct homages to those played by Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre in The Maltese Falcon (1941). See more »

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In a scene the old lady gets shot a few times, once in the head in the middle of her forehead. Then other characters are shown and then when the dead body of the old lady is shown again the she has no damage to her face whatsoever. See more »

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Miles: You're about to carve into that fellow like he's a Christmas turkey!
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References The Lady Vanishes (1938) See more »

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Christmas Death Train
16 February 2009 | by (Fraggle Rock) – See all my reviews

'Night Train' is sort of a chamber movie that takes place in the compartments of a train. Made at a low budget (which actually works to its benefits), the film uses glowing lights. This adds to the tense atmosphere and mystery element and the bright colours used within the train compartments bring a feeling of illusion. The story starts off interesting but is downright predictable not to forget the typical Hollywood ending which brings the film down by a huge notch. Acting is okay. Danny Glover is restrained (which is quite unexpected of such films). Steve Zahn's Pete is a caricature but the actor infuses some humour and provides comic relief. Leelee Sobieski is good in the beginning but her performance heads towards 'cliched psychopath' as the film proceeds. Overall, in terms of story it doesn't offer anything new and there are plenty of plot holes but what I liked about it was the atmosphere within the train compartments. It sort of looks like a noire film in colour. The use of bright colours, the strange passengers, the characters: salesman, med student and ticket conductor and music create contribute to this bizarre atmosphere. I also liked how the wooden box was symbolically used. Pandora's box is the first thing that comes to mind and the writer could have done so much with it, but alas!


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