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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 ...  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
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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 - Disastro ad alta velocità See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


| (2 parts)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The boxcar carrying the bomb is out-of-date and was illegal to use by railroads after 1995. It had solid-bearing trucks rather than roller-bearing trucks. Railroad cars with the older trucks disappeared long before 1999. See more »


When Seger gets onto the runaway train it is suddenly deemed vital for him to locate the bomb. Any of the crew members already on board could have done that. See more »


Referenced in Mad: RiOa/Thomas the Unstoppable Tank Engine (2011) See more »

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Good premise with weak delivery
24 October 2004 | by snewman-2See all my reviews

This movie was WAY longer than it should have been. The idea for the story was good, there are just too many holes in it to make the movie good. They waste time showing you secondary characters (who had no relevance to the story) dying. Let me save you some time, the bomb goes off and everyone runs for it, end of story.

Someone else commented that "they paid good attention to details". What details?? The fact that fire does not detonate a nuclear bomb? Or (as anyone who's seen a weather report would know) that the winds in the U.S. blow from West to East, and if you're trying to get away from Nuclear fallout, you should head West (upwind) and NOT East.

Then there are ridiculous parts of the story, such as the guy who "can disarm the bomb with his eyes closed" not mentioning that fact until after he's sent someone else into the train car on fire to look at the bomb. He sent the first guy in because he's the only one who has seen the bomb and knows what it looks like, yet when he goes in to disarm the bomb, he walks straight to the crate the bomb is in and opens it.

This doesn't even make it to a 'B' movie, at best, it's a 'D' movie.

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