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Evasive Action (1998)

When Redwood Federal Penitentiary closes, there are going to be several hundred prisoners looking for a new home. Several of the most dangerous, all killers, will be transported by train to... See full summary »

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Jerry P. Jacobs

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Sean McGinly (story), Tripp Reed | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dorian Harewood ... Luke Sinclair
Ray Wise ... Sheriff Wes Blaidek
Roy Scheider ... Enzo Marcelli
DeLane Matthews ... Zoe Clark
Ed O'Ross ... Warden Jack Kramer
John Toles-Bey ... Tommy Zimmer
Clint Howard ... Hector Miller
Don Swayze ... Ian Kellen
Richard Foronjy ... Vince
Steven Barr Steven Barr ... Joe Manetti
Michael Tucci ... Judge
Dick Van Patten ... Parole Officer
Blake Gibbons ... Officer Ralph Kantor
Mallory Farrow Mallory Farrow ... Alex Kittner
Chick Vennera ... Edward
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Storyline

When Redwood Federal Penitentiary closes, there are going to be several hundred prisoners looking for a new home. Several of the most dangerous, all killers, will be transported by train to Santa Ana, a new high tech prison for the worst of the worst. Included in this transfer are: -Ian Kelly, explosions expert who has set off terrorist bombings worldwide. -Lorenzo "Enzo" Martini, a mafia kingpin who enjoyed nationwide fame before finally being put away. -Karl "The Killer" Miller, a serial killer with absolutely no conscience and an unquenchable thirst for blood. -Tommy "Zimm" Zimmer, a man who's serving life for killing his wife and her lover. -Luke Sinclair, who's finishing up the last nine months of a fifteen-year sentence for killing the man who murdered his wife. When the prisoners, under heavy security, board the last car of the train, it quickly becomes clear that an escape plan has been hatched... Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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A Full-Throttle Thriller!

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 August 1998 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

Colisión See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Both "Evasive Action" and "The Last Siege" uses multiple shots of same footage, it's also interesting to note that both movies were made in 1998 which may or may not be a coincidence given the similarities between both movies. See more »

Goofs

When the train crashes into the station the train can be clearly seen on the rails inside the station (why there are tracks inside the station behind a wall not connected to the rails outside is strange enough) in one shot, when the characters leave the train the tracks can no longer be seen. See more »

Quotes

Ian Kellen: [finding Wes has been burned by one of his bombs] So this is Wes...
[sarcastically]
Ian Kellen: ... Hi... Wes!
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Connections

Features Silver Streak (1976) See more »

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No Excuses
Written by Dorian Harewood
Performed by Dorian Harewood
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Take the action!

What film! I find throughout this picture that tension is cranked up by stealth. What acting! Drama was fully realised by face and walking. The expertise of act was fully realised by shark attack victim Roy Scheider through brilliant. My nerves surrounding trains were mechanically extrapolated through film- I was gripped by story, and my the action only helped prolong viewing time. Steel train was great name and reflected the true power of train, but Evasive Action is the facts because train cannot be embraced like goose. I think trains are not fully realised as story basis, though Under Siege thought train well and atomic train had battle train, but Evasive Action make steel train! I feel film was excellent and implore everyone who likes act, drama, film and train to watch.


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