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Detonator (1993)

Death Train (original title)
A train with hostages is stolen in Bremen, Germany. It's heading south through Europe with a nuclear bomb. A UN crime-fighting task force is in charge of stopping it in cooperation with local military and police.

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David Jackson (as David S. Jackson)

Writer:

David Jackson (as David S. Jackson)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierce Brosnan ... Mike Graham
Patrick Stewart ... Malcolm Philpott
Alexandra Paul ... Sabrina Carver
Ted Levine ... Alex Tierney
Christopher Lee ... General Benin
John Abineri ... Leitzig
Nic D'Avirro Nic D'Avirro ... Rodenko
Clarke Peters ... Whitlock
Andreas Jung Andreas Jung ... Kolchinsky (as Andreas Sportelli)
Ron Berglas ... Roger Flint
Vili Matula Vili Matula ... Sigi
Lorrie Marlow ... Yolanda
Terrence Hardiman ... German Commander
Bill Leadbitter Bill Leadbitter ... Rosie
Daniel Stewart ... Tretyak
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Storyline

A German scientist has aided an ex-Soviet General in constructing a nuclear weapon, which is now in the possession of an American mercenary, heading across Europe in a hijacked goods train. Malcolm Philpott, a member of U.N.A.C.O., (United Nations Anti Crime Organization) must use a team of hand-picked Agents from various parts of the globe to stop this death train at all costs. Written by James Allan <alland@globalnet.co.uk>

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train | 1990s | bremen | germany | soviet | See All (104) »

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The mission is impossible. The consequences deadly. See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and some language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

UK | Croatia | USA

Language:

English | Slovenian

Release Date:

14 April 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alistair MacLean's Death Train See more »

Filming Locations:

Bohinjska Bistrica, Slovenia See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Rankcolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The locomotive that was hijacked in Bremen is actually a Slovenian type 642. See more »

Goofs

With the locomotive depicted in the movie it will be impossible to pass from the cars into the locomotive without going on the external side of the locomotive because the locomotive is one cabin type. There is also an engines room view when the characters pass from cars into the locomotive witch is also inaccurate because this type of locomotive does not have actually an engines room, all the engine and aggregates are accessible through several doors from the exterior of the locomotive See more »

Quotes

Mike Graham: Hey remember - only the young die good.
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Connections

References The Deer Hunter (1978) See more »

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One reason why Brosnan got the Bond job
29 December 2000 | by grimbeardSee all my reviews

This film has a lot going for it: A simple, but nonetheless engaging, plot, cool action sequences and some fantastic casting. Patrick Stewart and Christopher Lee are, it almost goes without saying, superb. Alexandra Paul really should get more lead roles and Ted Levine makes a pretty good bad guy.

Top marks, though, go to Pierce Brosnan. Despite having to deliver some truly awful dialogue in places he brings the role off to perfection. His "Mike Graham" could be James Bond using a pseudonym (although without the gadgets), and it's no wonder that he went on to become the best Bond so far (and yes I do remember Connery).

This film rates up there with True Lies and The Rock as one of those films that sort of is a Bond film really, even tho' it isn't.


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