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Terror Train (1980)

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Three years after a prank that went terribly awry, the six college students responsible are targeted by a masked killer at a New Year's Eve party aboard a moving train.

Director:

Roger Spottiswoode

Writer:

T.Y. Drake
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Johnson ... Carne
Jamie Lee Curtis ... Alana
Hart Bochner ... Doc
David Copperfield ... The Magician
Derek McKinnon ... Kenny Hampson (as Derek MacKinnon)
Sandee Currie ... Mitchy
Timothy Webber ... Mo
Anthony Sherwood ... Jackson
Howard Busgang ... Ed
Steve Michaels Steve Michaels ... Brakeman
Greg Swanson Greg Swanson ... Class President
Vanity ... Merry (as D.D. Winters)
Joy Boushel ... Pet
Victor Knight Victor Knight ... Engineer
Donald Lamoreux ... Shovels (as Don Lamoureux)
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Storyline

A college fraternity prank goes wrong and a student ends up in the mental asylum. Three years later, it's graduation time, and the members of the fraternity decide to have a costume party aboard a train trip to celebrate their graduation. Unknowingly to them, a killer has slipped aboard, killing them off one by one, disguised in the costumes of the victims. Written by Humberto Amador

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Terror wears many disguises... All of them deadly! See more »


Certificate:

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Trivia

The first four of the five weeks shooting took place aboard the locomotive inside a warehouse in Montreal in Quebec, Canada. The fifth week of principal photography was used for filming location exteriors of the train. The loco was steamed up and taken out for shooting of such sequences as those seen of train with a snowbound backdrop. See more »

Goofs

At one point, Merry and Pet say that if Jackson and Ed come looking for them, the others should tell them that they have gone "home", meaning that they plan to return to their respective compartments. However, a few minutes later, Merry and Pet are seen watching the magic show. Rather than a plot hole, their reappearance more likely means that they only want Jackson and Ed to think they have left the party when in reality they have not. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Doc: Hey, there she is now. Would you tell me what she sees in you, please? Can you figure this one out, Ed? I mean, now this guy's got some luck, huh?
Ed: [German accent] Woman are very strange, doctor, very strange!
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Crazy Credits

The 20th Century Fox logo fanfare has been completely silenced. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Nightmare in Canada: Canadian Horror on Film (2004) See more »

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A great film filled with suspense
16 January 1999 | by Scream-7See all my reviews

I had to rent this movie so badly, so one night I did and it was cool! The killings are cool and so is the suspense. The scene where that guy was looking through the room trying to find the killer kept me on the edge of my seat! **** out of **** stars.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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