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Runaway Train ()


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Two escaped convicts and a female railway worker find themselves trapped on a train with no brakes and nobody driving.

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  • Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations.
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Oscar 'Manny' Manheim
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Buck McGeehy
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Sara
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Frank Barstow
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Warden Ranken
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Dave Prince
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Eddie MacDonald
Stacey Pickren ...
Ruby
Walter Wyatt ...
Conlan
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Jonah
Reid Cruickshanks ...
Al Turner (as Reid Cruikshanks)
Dan Wray ...
Fat Con
Michael Lee Gogin ...
Short Con
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Tall Con
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Old Con (as Norton E. 'Hank' Warden)
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Cat Con
Norman Alexander Gibbs ...
Queen Con
Dennis Ott ...
Guard
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Guard
John Fountain ...
Guard
Wally Rose ...
Announcer
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Boxer (as Daniel Trejo)
Big Yank ...
Trainer
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Black Guard (as Tom 'Tiny' Lister)
Dana Belgarde ...
Prison Guard
Diane Erickson ...
Sue Majors
Larry John Meyers ...
Pulasky
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Foreman Cassidy (as Don McLaughlin)
Vladimir Bibic ...
Fireman Wright
William Tregoe ...
Rogers (as William Tregoe Jr.)
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Engineer Eastbound 12
Obie Weeks ...
Head Brakeman
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Conductor Eastbound 12 (as John Clay Scott)
Robert M. Klempner ...
Cushman
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Signal Maintainer
Phillip Earl ...
1st Crewman
Tom Keenan ...
2nd Crewman
Tony Epper ...
Hitman
Jerry Brainum ...
Bodybuilder
Duey Thomasick ...
Emergency Worker
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John K. Anderson ...
Inmate (uncredited)
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Fight Guard (uncredited)
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Cop (uncredited)
Jean Malahni ...
Gasoline Cop (uncredited)
Charlie Messenger ...
Yardworker (uncredited)
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Camera Man (uncredited)
Benjamin Rivera ...
Prison Inmate (uncredited)
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Dubbing (uncredited) (voice)
Marshal Silverman ...
Prisoner (uncredited)
Harris D. Smithe ...
Willard (uncredited)
David Stompro ...
Jonson (uncredited)

Directed by

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Andrey Konchalovskiy ... (as Andrei Konchalovsky)

Written by

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Djordje Milicevic ... (screenplay) &
Paul Zindel ... (screenplay) &
Edward Bunker ... (screenplay)
 
Akira Kurosawa ... (based on a screenplay by)
 
Ryûzô Kikushima ... (story) (uncredited)
 
Hideo Oguni ... (story) (uncredited)

Produced by

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Richard Garcia ... line producer
Yoram Globus ... producer
Menahem Golan ... producer
Robert A. Goldston ... executive producer
Mati Raz ... associate producer
Henry T. Weinstein ... executive producer (as Henry Weinstein)
Robert Whitmore ... executive producer

Music by

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Trevor Jones

Cinematography by

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Alan Hume

Film Editing by

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Henry Richardson

Editorial Department

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Clement Barclay ... second assistant editor
Keith Corder ... second assistant editor
Peter Dansie ... first assistant editor
Paul Elman ... second assistant editor
Dan Engstrom ... second assistant editor
Roy Helmrich ... first assistant editor
Omneya 'Nini' Mazen ... post-production coordinator
Peter Weatherley ... additional editor

Casting By

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Robert MacDonald

Production Design by

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Stephen Marsh

Art Direction by

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Joseph T. Garrity

Set Decoration by

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Anne Kuljian

Costume Design by

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Katherine Dover ... (as Kathy Dover)

Makeup Department

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Allan A. Apone ... special makeup designer
Lilly Benyair-Gart ... makeup artist
Dee Mansano ... hair stylist (as Dee Monsano)
Moni Mansano ... hair styles supervisor / makeup supervisor
Garner Owen III ... hair stylist: second unit / makeup artist: second unit

Production Management

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Sue Baden-Powell ... executive in charge of production
Christopher Pearce ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jack Cummins ... first assistant director
Nancy King ... second assistant director
Max Kleven ... second unit director: Alaska
Michael D. Pariser ... first assistant director: second unit (as Michael Pariser)

Art Department

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Peter Borck ... property master: second unit / set decorator: second unit
Jay Burkhart ... scenic artist: Alaska
Mike Carr ... lead carpenter: second unit
David B. Clark ... set painter
Dorree Cooper ... assistant set dresser
Phil Davidson ... art department assistant: second unit
Kelly Deco ... head scenic artist
Catherine Dixon ... set painter
Susan Emshwiller ... set dresser
Lisa Finkbohner ... set painter
Stephen Homsy ... assistant art director
Kara Lindstrom ... assistant set dresser
Colin Macrae ... art department assistant: second unit
Robin L. Miller ... property master
Alan Munro ... storyboard artist
Jeff Ozimek ... scenic artist
Phil Peters ... construction coordinator
Gary Schoeneck ... scenic artist: Alaska
Douglas Schwartz ... art department assistant: second unit
Stephen Andrew Schwartz ... property assistant
Suzette Sheets ... art department assistant
Mick Strawn ... construction coordinator: second unit
Pat Tagliaferro ... assistant art director
Christina Volz ... lead art department assistant
Michael Wymore ... lead carpenter
Kini Kay ... set builder (uncredited)
Pat Tagliaferro ... construction coordinator (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Ken Beauchene ... boom operator
Roy Burge ... assistant sound effects editor
Peter Culverwell ... assistant sound effects editor
Martin Evans ... dialogue editor
Nigel Galt ... adr editor
Michael Hart ... electronic sound effects editor
John Hayward ... post-production re-recording mixer: Pinewood Studios
Alan Howarth ... electronic sound effects
Ken J. Johnson ... train sound effects
Jim Roddan ... sound editor
Neal Thomas ... sound mixer: second unit
Susumu Tokunow ... sound mixer
Chris David ... stereo sound consultant: Dolby (uncredited)
Stanley B. Gill ... sound recordist (uncredited)
Lee Strosnider ... sound mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Tassilo Baur ... special effects: second unit
Ray Brown ... special effects: second unit
Steve Cates ... assistant special effects
Phil Davidson ... special effects assistant: second unit
Rick Josephsen ... special effects
Colin Macrae ... special effects assistant: second unit
Eric Pifer ... assistant special effects
Keith Richins ... special effects
Bob Riggs ... special effects: second unit
Douglas Schwartz ... special effects assistant: second unit
W. Wayne Walser ... assistant special effects

Visual Effects by

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Ermando Biamonte ... crash sequence: Cannon Visual Effects
Craig Chandler ... optical effects (uncredited)
Alan Church ... optical camera (uncredited)
Jim Danforth ... matte artist (uncredited) / matte photographer (uncredited)

Stunts

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John Casino ... stunts
Carl Ciarfalio ... stunts (as Carl Nick Ciarfalio)
Doc Duhame ... stunts
Dick Durock ... stunts
Stefan Gudju ... stunts
Chuck Hicks ... stunts
Terry Jackson ... stunts
Loren Janes ... stunt coordinator
Mike Johnson ... stunts
Jean Malahni ... stunts
John-Clay Scott ... stunts
Russell Solberg ... stunts
Bob Terhune ... stunts
Terry Jackson ... stunt double: Eric Roberts (uncredited)
Gene LeBell ... stunts (uncredited)
Jean Malahni ... stunt double: Rebecca DeMornay (uncredited)
Russell Solberg ... stunt double: Jon Voight (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Gale M. Adler ... still photographer
Paul Ayers ... grip
Ray Bilger ... electrician
Bob Bremner ... gaffer
Don Burgess ... director of photography: second unit
Dwight Campbell ... key grip
Alan Caso ... second assistant camera
Stephen Crawford ... best boy
Mark Davison ... second assistant camera
Richard Foreman Jr. ... still photographer
Warren Fox ... electrician
Mike Frift ... camera operator
Anthony Gaudioz ... first assistant camera: second unit
Geoffrey Griffin ... best boy grip: second unit
Steve Grnya ... grip: second unit
Simon Hume ... first assistant camera
Tony Jefferson ... grip: second unit
Paul Laufer ... camera loader
Dwight Joseph Lavers ... best boy grip (as Dwight La Vers)
Michael LaViolette ... electrician
Julio Macat ... second assistant camera
Tommy Magglos ... first assistant camera
Colin Manning ... dolly grip
Tom Priestley Jr. ... camera operator: second unit
Richard Sands ... key grip: second unit (as Rick Sands)
Scott Sproule ... grip: second unit
Greg Tavenner ... grip
Kevin Wadowski ... grip
John Zumpano ... electrician
Mark A. Shelton ... electrician (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Perry Bullington ... casting associate
Charlie Messenger ... extras casting (as Charles Messanger)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Jacqueline Johnson ... key costumer (as Jackie Johnson)
Garner Owen III ... wardrobe: second unit
Beth Sheldon ... costumer (as Beth Holmes)

Location Management

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Phillip Christon ... location manager (as Phil Christon)
Peter Manos ... location auditor: second unit
Larry Litton ... location manager (uncredited)

Music Department

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Paul Hulme ... music recording mixer: C.T.S. Studios
Trevor Jones ... conductor
Paul Hirsh ... musician: shakuhachi (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Mike Davis ... driver
Edward Flotard ... driver
Bruce Hauer ... driver
James Jones Sr. ... driver
Jimmy Jones ... transportation coordinator (as James P. Jones)
Joe 'Stinky' Killian ... driver
Ted Mehous ... transportation captain
Larry Shephard ... driver
Robert Skogerboe ... driver: honeywagon
John Yarbrough ... driver

Other crew

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Jim Bachelor ... production assistant: second unit
Connie Barzaghi ... script supervisor
Jim Bauman ... first aid: second unit
Howard Brandy ... publicity coordinator
Heather Buchanan ... production assistant: second unit
Sasha Dillon ... craft service
Lynnda Donelson ... set nurse
Marc S. Fischer ... production auditor
Amy J. Hall ... production assistant: second unit
Lynn Harrison ... assistant cook: second unit
Harry Hauss ... helicopter pilot: second unit
Ted Hewitt ... railroad coordinator: second unit
Raymond Hirsch ... assistant video technician
Richard Holley ... helicopter pilot: second unit, Alaska (as Rick Holley)
Carol Howerton ... production secretary: second unit
Soren Jensen ... helicopter pilot: second unit
Mark Jones ... production assistant: second unit
Robert M. Klempner ... railroad consultant
Anita Lischak ... assistant: Mr. Konchalovsky (as Anita Dreike)
Saskia Lodder ... set nurse
Marilyn Maney ... production secretary
Mary McLaglen ... production coordinator
Brian McMillan ... animal trainer
Sharon Morov ... production secretary
Kassie O'Connell ... production coordinator: second unit
Norman Pomeroy ... control room consultant
Dennis Rose ... cook: second unit
Jay Scherick ... production assistant
Laura Smith ... production assistant: second unit
Zachary Spoon ... production assistant: second unit
Rena Sternfeld-Allon ... script supervisor (as Rina Sternfeld) / script supervisor: second unit (as Rina Sternfeld)
Sean Toohey ... production assistant: second unit
William Weppler ... first aid: second unit
Brian Gendece ... production executive (uncredited)
Kathryn Loraine Hibbs ... accountant (uncredited)
Chuck Simon ... production executive (uncredited)
Danny Trejo ... boxing coach: Eric Roberts (uncredited)

Thanks

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Richard Holley ... film dedicated to the memory of (as Rick Holley)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

A hardened convict and a younger prisoner escape from a brutal prison in the middle of winter only to find themselves on an out-of-control train with a female railway worker while being pursued by the vengeful head of security. Written by Keith Loh

Plot Keywords
Taglines Once it starts, nothing can stop it! See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • Runaway Train, à bout de course (France)
  • Express in die Hölle (Germany)
  • El tren del infierno (Spain)
  • El tren de l'infern (Spain, Catalan title)
  • Comboio em Fuga (Portugal)
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Runtime
  • 111 min
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Box Office

Budget $9,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $2,601,480, 06 Dec 1985

Did You Know?

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Trivia Danny Trejo was visiting a friend who was working as a production assistant on the set when he was offered a job as an extra. Edward Bunker recognized Trejo because they served time in San Quentin State Prison together. Bunker helped Trejo get hired as Eric Roberts' boxing coach. Director Andrey Konchalovskiy was so impressed with Trejo that he gave him a small role. Trejo later stated that he was staggered to find out that the coaching job earned him $320 per day, which was more than he had ever gotten from a robbery. See more »
Goofs Some have pointed out that the dead man's switch, a device intended for this exact situation, should have put on the brakes and stopped the train. Indeed, it should have - however, it is explained in the film that the dead-man switch malfunctioned. Furthermore it has been pointed out that in a real situation the emergency brake application by the engineer would have switched the throttle to idle bringing the train to a stop. Although true, this shouldn't be considered a goof as factual accuracy would not allow further evolving of events. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Con Express (2002). See more »
Soundtracks Gloria in D Major See more »
Quotes Manny: [after listening to Buck's dream] That's bullshit. You're not gonna do nothin' like that. I'll tell you what you gonna do. You gonna get a job. That's what you gonna do. You're gonna get a little job. Some job a convict can get, like scraping off trays in a cafeteria. Or cleaning out toilets. And you're gonna hold onto that job like gold. Because it is gold. Let me tell you, Jack, that is gold. You listenin' to me? And when that man walks in at the end of the day. And he comes to see how you done, you ain't gonna look in his eyes. You gonna look at the floor. Because you don't want to see that fear in his eyes when you jump up & grab his face, and slam him to the floor, and make him scream & cry for his life. So you look right at the floor, Jack. Pay attention to what I'm sayin', motherfucker! And then he's gonna look around the room - see how you done. And he's gonna say "Oh, you missed a little spot over there. Jeez, you didn't get this one here. What about this little bitty spot?" And you're gonna suck all that pain inside you, and you're gonna clean that spot. And you're gonna clean that spot. Until you get that shiny clean. And on Friday, you pick up your paycheck. And if you could do that, if you could do that, you could be president of Chase Manhattan... corporations! If you could do that.
Buck: Not me, man! I wouldn't do that kind of shit. I'd rather be in fuckin' jail.
Manny: More's the pity, youngster. More's the pity.
Buck: Could you do that kind of shit?
Manny: I wish I could.
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