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Final Run (1999)

A new, computer controlled train loses control due to an error in the system and speeds out of control while Urich attempts to stop it.

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Armand Mastroianni
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Urich ... Glen 'Lucky' Singer
Patricia Kalember ... Connie Phipps-Singer
John de Lancie ... George Bouchard
Cathy Lee Crosby ... Sandy Holmestead
Udo Kier ... Reddick, Train Control Supervisor
Scott Vickaryous ... Scott Sparkman
Stephen E. Miller ... Lt. Col. Frank O'Hearn
Malcolm Stewart ... Senator Brumfest
Robert Wisden ... Charlie, Train Attendant
Joel Palmer ... Kevin Singer
Ingrid Kavelaars ... April McDonald
Jason Schombing ... Wilson Fitch, Train Controller
Elysa Hogg Elysa Hogg ... Emily
Malcolm Scott ... Earl Hobkins, Train Driver
Alf Humphreys ... Ben Hofflund (as Alfred E. Humphreys)
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The Grand Royale is a new high-tech passenger train with a computerized engine. On its maiden voyage, it suffers a severe technical failure, killing the controller and gradually increasing its already high speed, at the rate of 2 more miles per minute. With heavily populated areas ahead and the risk of a deadly derailment, every minute counts and once again, it's up to Lucky singer to save the 200 passengers on board. Written by Sergio Ortega

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It's NOT ok to have technical errors when that's what you're showing!
23 February 2003 | by wombat_1See all my reviews

I won't repeat the vast list of technical errors and impossibilities that the previous commentators made, I think we all spotted them for ourselves. My comment is in a different direction.

I frequently have issues with commentators who concentrate on technical errors in movies. I think that often they have missed the point. In this movie, however, such commentary is entirely relevant. Here, the entire movie is about (correction, is SUPPOSED to be about) the "technics" of a modern computerised train gone wrong. Thus, in my opinion, in a movie like this, the movie makers have an obligation (to their own credibility, if nothing else) to get the technical details right, because in theory, that's what their movie is trying to show! If they don't, they suffer the consequences: as so many of the other commentators said, the movie becomes a spoof of itself.

Also, and I'm a bit surprised that no-one else has picked up this point, I would have thought that by 1999 we would have gotten past the cliche of "infallible computer fails". Or was this some kind of twisted pre-Y2K hype?


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Language:

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Release Date:

10 October 1999 (USA) See more »

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