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Atomic Train 

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A train filled with atomic devices threatens to destroy the city of Denver. John Serger (an NTSB agent) has to prevent this from happening




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Series cast summary:
Rob Lowe ...  John Seger 2 episodes, 1999
Kristin Davis ...  Megan Seger 2 episodes, 1999
Esai Morales ...  Noris MacKenzie 2 episodes, 1999
John Finn ...  Wally Phister 2 episodes, 1999
Mena Suvari ...  Grace Seger 2 episodes, 1999
Erik King ...  Beau Randall 2 episodes, 1999
Blu Mankuma ...  Reuben Castillo 2 episodes, 1999
Don S. Davis ...  General Harlan Ford 2 episodes, 1999
Sean Smith Sean Smith ...  Chance MacKenzie 2 episodes, 1999
Eric Johnson ...  Danny 2 episodes, 1999
Jane Perry ...  Kelly Marx 2 episodes, 1999
Chris Ellis ...  Ed Brown 2 episodes, 1999
Zack Ward ...  Stan Atkins 2 episodes, 1999
Yanna McIntosh Yanna McIntosh ...  Christina Roselli 2 episodes, 1999
Edward Herrmann ...  The President 2 episodes, 1999
Karen Holness ...  Jane Randall 2 episodes, 1999
Eric Keenleyside ...  Tucker Ames 2 episodes, 1999
Anthony Harrison ...  Al Discus 2 episodes, 1999
Colin Lawrence ...  Steve Monroe 2 episodes, 1999
Stephen Dimopoulos ...  Ray 2 episodes, 1999
Norman Armour Norman Armour ...  Savella 2 episodes, 1999
Michael Tomlinson ...  Tom Levy 2 episodes, 1999
Henri Lubatti ...  Henry Bradshaw 2 episodes, 1999
Rebecca Toolan ...  The Presidential Aide 2 episodes, 1999
Laurie Murdoch ...  Chuck Greene 2 episodes, 1999
William S. Taylor ...  Jim 2 episodes, 1999
Michael Puttonen ...  Larry 2 episodes, 1999
Michelle Skalnik Michelle Skalnik ...  Miss Paxton 2 episodes, 1999
David Fredericks ...  The Bus Driver 2 episodes, 1999
Garvin Cross ...  Eldon Jones 2 episodes, 1999
Steve Wright Steve Wright ...  Heli Pilot 2 episodes, 1999
Rick Ravanello ...  Police Pilot 2 episodes, 1999
Daryl Shuttleworth ...  Desk Sergeant 2 episodes, 1999
Sean Campbell ...  Desperate Man 2 episodes, 1999
Anna Hagan ...  The Mayor of Denver 2 episodes, 1999
Lesley Ewen Lesley Ewen ...  FEMA Woman 2 episodes, 1999
Terry David Mulligan ...  CNI Anchor 2 episodes, 1999
Rebecca Erickson Rebecca Erickson ...  Steno Hostage 2 episodes, 1999
Darcy Laurie ...  The Prisoner 2 episodes, 1999
Brad Loree ...  NEST Man #1 2 episodes, 1999
Tom McBeath ...  Hank 2 episodes, 1999
Aaron Pearl ...  Fireman Driver 2 episodes, 1999
Rafe McDonald Rafe McDonald ...  Willy 2 episodes, 1999
Kevin Conway ...  The Yuppie Driver 2 episodes, 1999
Ty Olsson ...  Cameraman 2 episodes, 1999
Rob Freeman ...  Fire Lieutenant 2 episodes, 1999
Mina E. Mina Mina E. Mina ...  The Elderly Man 2 episodes, 1999
Harrison Coe Harrison Coe ...  Dick 2 episodes, 1999
Peter Flemming Peter Flemming ...  Dennis 2 episodes, 1999
Greg Michaels ...  Mountain Man 2 episodes, 1999
Eileen Pedde ...  FEMA Worker 2 episodes, 1999
Angela Donahue Angela Donahue ...  The Mother 2 episodes, 1999
Brenda McDonald Brenda McDonald ...  Older Woman 2 episodes, 1999
John B. Lowe ...  The Priest 2 episodes, 1999
Alf Humphreys ...  The Hunter 2 episodes, 1999
Christopher Kennedy Christopher Kennedy ...  The Frustrated Man 2 episodes, 1999
Dmitry Chepovetsky ...  NEST Man #3 2 episodes, 1999
Ted Friend Ted Friend ...  News Announcer 2 episodes, 1999
Neil Pollock Neil Pollock ...  FEMA Doctor #2 2 episodes, 1999
Peter LaCroix ...  Horse Trailer Driver 2 episodes, 1999
David Kaye 2 episodes, 1999
Jonathan Silver Scott ...  Injured Citizen 2 episodes, 1999


A waste disposal company has a Russian nuclear bomb to transport, and an employee decides to save money by concealing it on a freight train. The train, also loaded with hazardous and flammable chemicals, suffers a brake failure and becomes a runaway heading for Denver. A wreck would be bad enough, but much, much worse if the bomb goes off. A heroic NTSB investigator boards the train; he and the railwaymen try various ways to stop the train, but nothing works. Meanwhile Denver residents are struggling to collect their families and then leave town, despite rioters and gridlock. Will the train have to be derailed to stop it? If it does derail, will the bomb explode, and if it does, what then? Written by Anonymous

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The Final Stop Is Deadly.


Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for disaster-related violence and thematic elements | See all certifications »



USA | Canada



Release Date:

16 May 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Atomic Train See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


| (2 parts)

Sound Mix:




Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


As of 2012, the lead locomotive that pulled the runaway train in the movie is still in use, now owned and operated by the Mohawk, Adirondack & Northern Railroad and renumbered as MHWA 2042 (when owned by BC Rail, it was numbered 642, the same number it had in the movie, though it was painted with a fictional "WestRail" paint scheme.) See more »


During the entire film, many different attempts to prevent a nuclear disaster where attempted. One thing they didn't attempt, was to simply disconnect the box car. See more »


Featured in Death Train (2003) See more »

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I have wife and kids, so I'd better leave now!
8 August 2004 | by MilevskiySee all my reviews

Normally, in these type of movies, we get a simple plot where the hero defuses the bomb and the villain is either killed or arrested. Not here, which is the only good thing about it.

The bad stuff is just everywhere. You keep asking yourself: 'why doesn't he do this or that and save us some time?' None of the main characters makes sense.

The boy climbing down a ladder to help his dad finds himself stuck. The father, who is seriously injured, now has to pull his son back up the ladder using a rope. And what does he get in return? A ladder in his face! And so much for his dad, the guy's is goner. Killed by his own son. Nice thing to work with, plotwise? No way, the boy doesn't even care!

Mena Suvari's boyfriend is nothing more than a pain in the ass. He succeeds in getting injured even before anything happens! Then he just lays around feeling sorry for himself. Well done! The would-be-hero-dude (Rob Lowe) who pulls out of the rescue operation and leaves all the work to his college who (of course, he was black and previously unintroduced) dies. It's like saying: 'I'm a firefighter, but I have wife and kids, so I'd better leave now!'

I don't feel like writing anymore about this, as it feels like a waste of time. A strange thing is that I enjoyed watching it, merely to laugh at the mistakes and plot holes. So it might have Ed Wood potential!

O yeah: what ever happened to the black guy leading the firetruck parade?


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