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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) »

Taglines:

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 »

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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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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

When both Tierney and Benin fire their silenced weapons at the rail yard, the gunshot heard is a loud bang. See more »

Quotes

Malcolm Philpott: Let's not let failure go to our heads.
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Connections

References The Deer Hunter (1978) See more »

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How do you spell boring? "D-e-a-t-h T-r-a-i-n"
19 December 2002 | by modiusSee all my reviews

TV thriller made in the early ninties starring heavyweights such as "Pierce Brosnan" desperate for a Bond type actionner (yet can't seem to handle any action sequence), Christopher Lee (in perhaps his most boring role ever) and Patrick Stewart (who appears to be doing this for the money).

Chris Lee is funding the transportation of a nuclear warhead to Iraq so that he can lead the Russians to re-claim the warhead by conquering Iraq (despite the fact that Russia were in league with Iraqis anyway - that's why the US funded Iraq's leadership at the time with chemical weaponary, etc).

The plot is paperthin, I still don't understand why the a-bomb has to be transported via train. I don't understand how doing a "media" job will allow Chris Lee's "Iron" man of Russia to become a leader for Russia.

The train also keeps stopping, the SWAT team are silly and there are too many breaks for obilitary adverts for Coca-Cola or Pepsi, or whatever the hell that Baywatch lady drinks.

Its too long, too boring and annoying.

Overall: 1/10.


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