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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.

Director:

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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Plot Keywords:

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

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It's Die Hard at 90 miles an hour! 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:

Slovenian | Russian | German | Italian | English

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Rankcolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

John Abineri is dubbed by David de Keyser. See more »

Goofs

The "Tirano Tunnel" between Italy and Switzerland depicted in the film does not exist. Although Tirano is a real place, and there is indeed a railway line leading over the route shown on the plotting map (through the Albula Pass), the line is a narrow-gauge one and the train depicted would not have been able to use it. See more »

Quotes

Malcolm Philpott: Michael, you can't call me "Phil" in this group.
Mike Graham: So what should I call you.
Malcom Philpott: "Sir" would be appropriate.
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References The Deer Hunter (1978) See more »

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OK action with some big actors
13 March 2018 | by rndhydSee all my reviews

Pretty good thriller action about post-Soviet stuff.

Plot is kinda weak, especially about the former KGB guy (Chris Lee) on his motivation, other than _____.

Worth watching, could skip ahead 30 minutes.

As usual, there are several times wherein the good guys could have stopped the bad guys if they were "smarter."

For example: it's a train! Stop it!

Regardless, pretty good, and this is before the main actor as James Bond. Pretty good thriller action about post-Soviet stuff.

Plot is kinda weak, especially about the former KGB guy (Chris Lee) on his motivation, other than _____.

As usual, there are several times wherein the good guys could have stopped the bad guys.

For example: it's a train! Stop it!

Regardless, pretty good, and this is before the main actor as James Bond.

I think it plays off his character as Rem Steele, but I didn't watch that.

(I Liked $6M Man & similar) I mostly stopped watching series in the late 80s. I think it plays off his character as Rem Steele, but I didn't watch that.

(I Liked $6M Man & similar) I mostly stopped watching series in the late 80s.


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