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Night Train -- When a veteran conductor (Danny Glover), a young pre-med student (Leelee Sobieski) and a struggling salesman (Steve Zahn) discover a dead body onboard a night train, the three strangers find themselves on a collision course with destiny.
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Release Date:
30 April 2009 (Taiwan) See more »
Greed has its price.
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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
Venelin Dinkov .... storyboard artist
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
Peter Rakovski .... property master
Liuben Rangelov .... buyer
Krasimir Rizov .... storyboard artist
Nikolai Russev .... stand-by painter
Todor Tunov .... set dresser
Elitsa Vutova .... art department coordinator (as Elitza Vutova)
Zamfir Zamfirov .... set dresser
Sound Department
Kelly Cabral .... supervising sound editor
Gary Coppola .... sound re-recording mixer
Rachel Holley .... sound editor
Matt Hovland .... adr mixer
Jimmy Lifton .... sound facility
Darrin Mann .... foley mixer
Derek Marcil .... sound re-recording mixer
Cozma Marius-serban .... boom operator
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 .... 3D artist
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
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 Karakutev .... driver
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
Bono Bonev .... location manager
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
Anton Iliev .... assistant location manager
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:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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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 »
Continuity: Mrs. Froy (Richard O'Brien) is shot several times by Yamashita (Togo Igawa) including one gunshot to the head, but in a later scene when Mrs. Froy is laying dead, the gunshot wound on the head has disappeared.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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21 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Leelee is molten, 13 October 2009
Author: dave-sturm from Baltimore

Leelee Sobieski is the main reason for seeing this low-budget train thriller. From a mousy medical student in a watch cap in the beginning to a cleaver-wielding, blood-spattered maiden of death by the end, she gives a performance of unsettling ferocity.

A train has stopped in the darkness during a snowstorm and two conductors, one of them Danny Glover in decent-guy mode, are on the tracks smoking when a man clutching a package stumbles out of the woods. The conductors allow him on board with the understanding he'll buy his ticket later. Once aboard, the stranger settles in a lounge car, where he swallows a bunch of pills, washing them down with vodka. Next thing you know, he's dead of an overdose.

Only two other people were in the lounge car to witness this, an alcoholic salesman played by Steve Zahn in his usual goofball-loser mode and a medical student with a studious, ultra-serious demeanor played by Sobieski. They call the death to the attention of the conductor played by Glover.

They become curious about the man's package and look inside. It contains a small wooden box with perforations allowing them to see what's inside, which is apparently worth a king's ransom because everybody who looks inside gasps in wonder. This is our macguffin and it serves much the same purpose as the briefcase in "Pulp Fiction." It doesn't really matter what's inside; you just know everybody wants it.

The three conspire. First order of business -- disposing of the body (black, black humor). Then things get complicated. Turns out the three conspirators are not the only ones who knew the stranger was on the train with his package. You know nothing good is going to come of this and you are absolutely right. Betrayal. Mayhem. Murder.

In order to enjoy this movie, you have to overlook a lot of major implausibilities. For such a long train, there's hardly anyone aboard. Plot points involving night ice fishing and murderous electrical tape are also hard to swallow.

All the exteriors of the train hurtling down the track at what looks like 200 mph are cheap CGI. Doesn't matter. We get it -- fast train, darkness, lots of snow, in the middle of nowhere.

And then there's Leelee Sobieski, icily delivering lines with blood on her face and insanity in her eyes. Whoa.

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