Casey Ryback hops on a Colorado to LA train to start a vacation with his niece. Early into the trip, terrorists board the train and use it as a mobile HQ to hijack a top secret destructive US satellite.
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Don Michael Paul
Seal Team Commander Casey Ryback has retired from the Navy since the conclusion of the events in the first movie, and is now a chef at the Mile High Cafe in Denver, Colorado. Ryback is taking his niece Sarah Ryback on vacation, to reconnect and commiserate with her after the death of her parents. They board a train traveling westbound through the Rocky Mountains from Denver to LA. With the help of gun-for-hire Marcus Penn a couple dozen of his mercenaries, ex-CIA brain (and mentally unstable) Travis Dane commandeers the train, takes the passengers and crew hostage, and sets up a mobile control center. He hacks into the CIA database and gains control of a Top-Secret defence satellite he designed during his Agency days that has just been deployed. Funded by various foreign interests, he stands to make 1 billion dollars for using the space weapon to blow up the Eastern seaboard by targeting a nuclear reactor housed beneath the Pentagon. Dane taunts the Joint Chiefs in the Pentagon ...Written by
The countdown timer blip sound effect on the computer used by Travis Dane (Eric Bogosian) is a blip sound from a Motorola-brand pager. See more »
Several times Ryback opens panels on the outside of the train. When they are hinged towards the front of the train, the air rushing past should blow them back against the side of the train; if the hinges are at the back then the panel should fly open. Neither of these actions appear to happen. Only much of the train footage was shot live on location and the real world physics prove that it is possible, See more »
The US Region 1 DVD, amongst others, restores the violence/knife play missing from the UK edition, but some of the footage is still missing due to MPAA interference; Ryback stabbing one eyed terrorist in neck while blood pours out, and longer and more brutal final fight between Ryback and Penn, at one point Ryback pushes Penn onto hot cooker which is why he has a large mark on his face after falling down the stairs. See more »
i love this film. its great fun from the off and stands up to its average predecessor in my honest opinion. alright, the effects aren't exactly top notch, and the cliches and obvious acts and outcomes are predictable, but this is meant to be entertainment, its meant to make us gasp, get us hooked and give us some fun to concentrate on for two hours. Steven isn't exactly the worlds best actor but he puts in a decent effort here and the end result is a thoroughly enjoyable, if not epic or memorable, fable about a train thats been hijacked by ex NASA employees with control of a satelite with a powerful laser, on which Casey Riback - Seagal - happens to be traveling on to some funeral, with his niece who isn't a happy bunny. enjoy!
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