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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 »
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Greed has its price.
Plot:
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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
Bobby Barbacioru .... production 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
Stanomir Dragos .... sound 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)
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
 
Stunts
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
Alexandra Bachvarova .... still photographer
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
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)
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
 
Thanks
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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MPAA:
Rated R for violent content and some language
Runtime:
Netherlands:83 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When the train is stopped by the police - during the whole time the policeman checks the passenger list - the filming inside the train is accompanied by train wheel sounds, suggesting it is moving (actually quite fast).See more »
Quotes:
Miles:Put down that knife!
Chloe:It's a meat cleaver.
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Movie Connections:
References The Lady Vanishes (1938)See more »

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43 out of 68 people found the following review useful.
Though atmospheric, ultimately disappoints, 17 January 2009
Author: krigler from Budapest, Hungary

I'm a fan of low budget film-making and I am convinced that from the truly talented filmmakers monetary limitations bring out the best in terms of creativity.

Night Train is basically a chamber piece. The whole story takes place within the compartments of a long train riding relentlessly through the darkness on Christmas eve. All the exterior shots are rather cheap looking CGI of the passenger train going ahead in the snow blizzard which in itself is not distracting, on the contrary - the darkness outside increases the gloomy, disturbing atmosphere inside the train. The set design is problematic though. The interior of the train makes it look like we're in the past, early in the last century. I was under the impression that that was the case - even the way people dress in the movie fueled this conviction - but then around 40 minutes into the film one of the characters uses a cell phone.

Although the tech credits are okay, by the look of the inside of the train I could see the film was shot somewhere in Eastern Europe and firing up IMDb I saw I was right. So it's not the dodgy CGI but the unnecessarily confusing set design what gives away the low budget of the film.

Plotwise it's all seen it all before. Many people refer to Shallow Grave in the threads here - yes, the setup recalls that movie, but then halfway through the story it takes a turn into a far more mysterious direction. Problem is, up until that time the plot is very predictable and goes through the usual motions (albeit in fast forward, given the time constraints) as characters debate what to do with the dead body and the loot, begin to act suspiciously to each other and to outsiders then ultimately turn on each other. This mechanical plot takes over from characterization, so after the twist in the midpoint when events become less predictable it's hard to really care because the characters remain thin and uninteresting.

Acting is okay, Danny Glover gives a low-key performance that suits the purposes of the film, while Zahn apparently tries to bring out the best of his clichéd role. Leelee Sobielski is quite convincing at first with her deadpan reactions and attitude but later gives a kind of performance which is borderline comic - I am not sure if this was intentional.

The unfortunate set design and some grave credibility issues (I am no expert of US police procedure but the way a detective handles the situation later on in the film seems quite ridiculous, plus even on Christmas it is hard to imagine only a handful of people would take a train that has a dozen carriages, a working bar and kitchen but no other staff than two attendants) make this a slightly worse than average movie.

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