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Greed has its price.
Two passengers and the conductor discover that a man has passed away on their night train cabin. They come across a mysterious object in a box the dead man was carrying and they all wish to keep for themselves. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Brian King 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Brian King 

Produced by
Christopher Eberts .... producer
Brian R. Etting .... producer (as Brian Etting)
Nicole Haeussermann .... associate producer
Harmon Kaslow .... executive producer (as Harmon M. Kaslow)
Sheila Kerrigan .... associate producer
Michael LaFetra .... associate producer
Steve Markoff .... producer
Jo Marr .... co-producer
Mike Marvin .... executive producer
Bruce McNall .... producer
Chris Ouwinga .... executive producer
Wendy Park .... producer
Michael Philip .... producer
Glen Reynolds .... executive producer
Arnold Rifkin .... producer
Darryn Welch .... co-producer
Original Music by
Henning Lohner 
Cinematography by
Christopher Popp 
Film Editing by
Carl Kress (assembly editor)
Patrick Wilfert 
Casting by
Shannon Makhanian 
Production Design by
John Welbanks 
Art Direction by
Anca Perja 
Set Decoration by
Mitio Mitev (uncredited)
Costume Design by
Jayme Bohn 
Makeup Department
Jason Collins .... special makeup effects artist
Elvis Jones .... special makeup effects artist
Svetla Krasteva .... assistant hair stylist
Petya Simeonova .... key makeup artist
Dimitrina Stoyanova .... key hair stylist
Yana Stoyanova .... makeup artist
Yana Stoyanova .... special makeup effects artist
Production Management
Alex Balanica .... assistant unit manager
Gabi Balanica .... unit manager
Georgi Gatzov .... unit manager
Oana Radu .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Maya Andreeva .... third assistant director
Luca Bercovici .... first assistant director
Luca Bercovici .... second unit director
Simona Dinu .... second assistant director
Joel Morales .... first assistant director
Geraldine Schubert .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Bogdan Bogdanov .... carpenter
Yavor Denev .... painter
Venelin Dinkov .... storyboard artist
Evgeni Genchev .... carpenter
Martin Genchev .... set dresser
Rositsa Ivanova .... scenic artist
Alexei Karagyaur .... graphic designer
Jasen Kovachev .... assistant property master (as Yassen Kovachev)
Peter Krumov .... set dresser
Vesselin Lessev .... draftsman
Mitio Mitev .... construction manager
Ivanka Nenova .... painter (as Ivanka Dimitrova-Nenova)
Anca Perja .... set designer
Vladimir Petkov .... construction coordinator
Vladimir Petkov .... construction engineer
Velika Prahova .... assistant to production designer
Ivan Radev .... set dresser
Peter Rakovski .... property master
Liuben Rangelov .... buyer
Krasimir Rizov .... storyboard artist
Nikolai Russev .... stand-by painter
Todor Tunov .... set dresser
Evgeni Vladimirov .... carpenter
Elitsa Vutova .... art department coordinator (as Elitza Vutova)
Zamfir Zamfirov .... set dresser
Sound Department
Kelly Cabral .... supervising sound editor
Gary Coppola .... re-recording mixer
Marius Serban Cozma .... boom operator (as Cozma Marius-serban)
Rachel Holley .... sound editor
Matt Hovland .... adr mixer
Jimmy Lifton .... sound facility
Darrin Mann .... foley mixer
Derek Marcil .... re-recording mixer
Steve Neal .... adr mixer
Steve Neal .... mix stage recordist
Jay Petach .... adr recordist: Cincinnati
Benjamin Rauscher .... post-audio assistant (as Ben Rauscher)
Dragos Stanomir .... sound mixer (as Stanomir Dragos)
Edward M. Steidele .... foley artist
Aran Tanchum .... adr mixer
Chris Trent .... foley editor
Paulette Victor-Lifton .... mix facility supervisor
Special Effects by
Jason Collins .... special makeup effects designer: Autonomous F/X, Inc.
Vasil Dikov .... pyrotechnician
Elvis Jones .... special effects
Alan Lashbrook .... special effects makeup
Visual Effects by
Denise Ballantyne .... visual effects executive producer
Tinko Dimov .... digital effects artist
Stoian Djorgov .... digital artist
Christopher Dusendschon .... digital imaging supervisor: iO FILM
Alex Filipov .... visual effects supervisor
Derek Herr .... digital effects artist
Georgi Karantilski .... digital artist
Borislav Konstantinov .... visual effects
Ivailo Marinov .... digital effects artist
Nikki Nikolov .... digital artist
Dragomir Sarachev .... digital effects artist
Liubomir Savov .... visual effects supervisor
Georgi Sotirov Sotirov .... tech support
Vladimir Yordanov .... digital artist
Valia Zaharinova .... digital artist
Ivailo Dimitrov .... stunts
Radoslav Ignatov .... stunts (as Radoslav Ignatov - The Body)
Emilia Nikolova .... stunts
Pol Adjikum Prempe .... stunts
Pavel Shalamanov .... stunts
Krasimir Simeonov .... stunts
Yordan Zahariev .... stunt coordinator (as Yordan Zahariev - The Dragon)
Camera and Electrical Department
Yoanna Arsova .... video assistant
Bogdan Becleanu .... best boy grip
Alexander Belokapov .... video assistant
Luca Bercovici .... epk
Laurentiu Bogatu .... electrician
Iurie Bustiuc .... first assistant camera (as Iura Bustiuc)
Calin Constantin .... gaffer
Cezar Dragan .... electrician
Marian Ene .... key grip
Aurel Falcescu .... grip
Florica George .... electrician (as George Florica)
Georgi Georgiev .... second assistant camera
Ivan Hristoskov .... grip
Sascia Ippoliti .... Steadicam operator
Sascia Ippoliti .... camera operator
Nikolai Kostov .... grip
Mihail Kotev .... camera loader
Alexander Krumov .... camera operator: second unit
Boryana Papazova .... first assistant camera
Doru Perneac .... electrician
Plamen Somov .... additional cinematographer
Alexandra Bachvarova Trifonova .... still photographer (as Alexandra Bachvarova)
Gheorghe Ursescu .... best boy electric (as George Ursescu)
Simon Varsano .... still photographer
Niklas Warnecke .... assistant epk (as Nicklas Warnecke)
Animation Department
Nikki Nikolov .... animator
Casting Department
Daniel Hubbard .... casting: UK
Gary O'Sullivan .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marieta Duncheva .... set costumer/seamstress
Raliza Laskova .... costume designer: Bulgaria (as Ralitza Luskova)
Victoria Scoggins .... costume supervisor
Victoria Tea .... costume supervisor
Vladimir Yossifov .... costume supervisor: Bulgaria (as Vladimir Josifov)
Editorial Department
Derek Herr .... on-line editor
Michael John Koetter .... software engineer
Sarah C. Reeves .... additional editor
Christine Seino .... assistant on-line editor
Terry Szostek .... assistant editor
Heidi Tebo .... project manager: The Post Group
Todor G. Todorov .... colorist
Location Management
Bono Bonev .... location manager
Anton Iliev .... assistant location manager
Music Department
Luc Bonnet .... composer: additional music
Luc Bonnet .... score engineer & mixer
Liz Gallacher .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Bobby Barbacioru .... transportation coordinator
Alex Dinca .... driver
Sorin Dinu .... driver: cast
Ivan Geshtakov .... driver
Ivan Ivanov .... driver: cast
Toma Kaitazov .... driver
Anton Karakoutev .... driver (as Anton Karakutev)
Georgi Kertov .... driver
Ivailo Kolev .... driver
Yuri Lakov .... driver
Emil Latev .... driver
Ionut Lupu .... driver
Georgi Manolov .... driver
Mihail Metodiev .... driver
Dimitar Navushtanov .... driver
Vasil Vodenicharov .... driver
Radu Voicu .... driver
Ralitza Yosifova .... driver: cast
Dimitrina Zhivkova .... assistant transportation coordinator
Other crew
Ivan Angelov .... production assistant
Atanas Apostolov .... assistant armorer
Alex Balanica .... assistant unit manager
Marc Berzenski .... assistant: Arnold Rifkin
Andreea Carp .... assistant production coordinator
Simona Dascalu .... script supervisor: second unit
Konstantin-Asen Georgiev .... production assistant
Andrey Getov .... production assistant
Alexandar Goncharov .... production assistant
Michael Halajian .... production coordinator: Los Angeles
Ina Holevitch .... office manager: Bulgaria
Ani Kalcheva .... production secretary (as Anna Kalcheva)
Kristi Lake .... delivery consultant
Kellie Lumb .... executive assistant: Steve Markoff
Diana Mancheva .... caterer
Tziana Marinova .... medic
Mila Maslarova .... script supervisor
Antonia Mateva .... office production assistant
Isabel Meyer .... executive assistant: Bruce McNall
Alexandra Nikolova .... assistant: M. Brian King
Monica Ortiz .... assistant: Christopher Eberts
Oana Radu .... production coordinator
Ivan Salnikov .... armorer
Boryana Stambolieva .... script supervisor: second unit
Simeon Tsonchev .... production assistant
Svetoslav Velichkov .... key set production assistant
Mark Wyrick .... production accountant
Jessica Yingling .... assistant: Arnold Rifkin
Clay Duncan .... the producers wish to thank
James Gibb .... the producers wish to thank
Sury Patel .... the producers wish to thank (as Sury 'Tiger' Patel)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Midnight Train" - Japan (English title) (DVD title)
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Rated R for violent content and some language
Netherlands:83 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Richard O'Brien's character "Mrs. Froy" is a reference to Alfred Hitchcock's character "Miss Froy". She was originally introduced in the 1938 film 'The Lady Vanishes'.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Chloe, the medical student, mispronounces carotid (as in carotid artery) as "CARE-o-tid," rather than the standard "kuh-ROT-id."See more »
Miles:You're about to carve into that fellow like he's a Christmas turkey!
Chloe:I took an autopsy class last semester.
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References The Lady Vanishes (1938)See more »


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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Hitchcock Hitchcock Hitchcock, 7 May 2014
Author: rooprect from New York City

In the cast & crew interviews on the DVD, the name "Hitchcock" is mentioned by multiple people multiple times. Whether or not "Night Train" will strike you as a Hitchcockian thriller, one thing can be said without a doubt: it was highly, brazenly, unapologetically influenced by the master of suspense, old Alfie.

That means it contains all of the following: suspense, action, comedy, innuendo, morality, heaps of character psychology, psychosis, an amusingly pompous Victorian old lady or two (recall that Hitchcock was schooled by nuns) and another Hitchcock trademark: a little dog. Those are the superficial similarities, and yes, you can watch this film simply for its entertainment value and have a great time. But to me, the beauty of Hitchcock and similarly "Night Train" is that you can dig below the surface and have a great time experiencing what the story is really about.

For the sake of this review, I'll assume that describes you if you read further. If not, the other reviews here on IMDb have covered the bases as far as entertainment value. On that point I'll just summarize by saying that this is a very fast-paced, interesting, sometimes-gory-sometimes-humorous, dreamlike film that will keep your attention from start to finish, even though the story is linear. It packs enough twists to keep things at a boil until the end.

Now about the deeper themes, the real substance that made films like Hitchcock's "Strangers on a Train", "Blackmail" and "Rope" such classics. This movie has a simple story that revolves around a bunch of people fighting over a "MacGuffin". A "Macguffin" is a term Hitchcock used to describe the central object that makes everyone act the way they do, and yet, it doesn't matter what it is. What matters is how characters react to it. In spy movies, the Macguffin was often the microfilm or the secret files. In crime capers, the Macguffin is usually money or jewels. In "Night Train" the Macguffin is simply a wooden box. Thus, the director is making a sort of joke, telling us "it don't get any more 'Macguffin' than this, folks!" Once we accept the premise that everyone is fighting over this box, we understand what the real film is about. It's about how people change when consumed by desire for something. Note that it's not just about greed, lust or material possession. Instead, it's a bit more complex: the box represents HOPE.

And that, my friends, is what makes this a great film. Pay attention to the different characters and how they react to the promise of their own greatest hope. Not everyone turns into ruthless killers (although, as you can guess, at least one person does!). A few characters become remarkably more human when infused with hope. I won't say who they are for fear of ruining it, but let's just say the acting was fantastic.

If you're starting to nod off, don't worry. There are a few murders, a bunch of blood, maybe a decapitation or two, Leelee Sobieski showing some skin (though no outright nudity), some very tense action and some genuinely funny moments (the satirical humor, as if sometimes poking fun at all the thriller clichés, is a lot of fun).

Filmed entirely in East Europe--almost completely on board a train which was built specifically for this film--the movie carries a timeless, location-less, surreal vibe as if in a dream. Certain props are antique looking while other elements are distinctly modern. That is to say, "Night Train" is completely cut off from reality, and that's the way it should be approached. It's really like a fable more than a traditional thriller story.

If you're a fan of the old Hitchcock flicks as well as John Huston ("The Maltese Falcon") and others of that genre, you should check out "Night Train" for a fun, modern spin on that classic way of storytelling.

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