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Death, Deceit & Destiny Aboard the Orient Express (2001)

On New Year's Eve, jaded action movie star Jack Chase is traveling on the Orient Express with the rich and famous. Terrorist leader Tarik and his gang take over the train forcing Chase to become the hero he always just pretended to be.

Director:

Mark Roper

Writers:

Harry Alan Towers (screenplay) (as Peter Welbeck), Peter Jobin (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Grieco ... Jack Chase
Nicky Henson ... Tom Finlay
Barry Flatman ... Reid Archer
Jennifer Nitsch Jennifer Nitsch ... Rita Evans
Lou Hirsch Lou Hirsch ... Fred Wallace
Götz Otto ... Boris
Romina Mondello ... Klara
Christoph Waltz ... Ossama / Tarik
Yoanna Boukovska ... Nadia (as Joanna Bukovska)
Sendhil Ramamurthy ... Nikki
Nina Muschallik Nina Muschallik ... Polly
Hristo Shopov ... Chief du Train
Michail Elenov Michail Elenov ... Evil Sreward
Jana Karaivanova Jana Karaivanova ... Imogen
Dechko Chuntov Dechko Chuntov ... Terrorist Leader
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On New Year's Eve, jaded action movie star Jack Chase is traveling on the Orient Express with the rich and famous. Terrorist leader Tarik and his gang take over the train forcing Chase to become the hero he always just pretended to be.

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Action | Thriller

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THIS overrated flick is crap and will always BE crap.
13 June 2007 | by FiendishDramaturgySee all my reviews

I realize that Agatha Christie does not legally own the Orient Express, but I have to say that if THIS crap-fest is any indication, cinematically, she owns it outright. But even without factoring this against Christie's Murder On The Orient Express, this film is pure detritus.

This is about a terrorist and the celebrities he traps aboard a bomb-laden Orient Express. Or, so the synopsis says. What it was in actuality, was a flick wherein the heroines trip over their own feet, drop the gun and as it goes off it kills the bad guys, and any other contrived and clichéd piece of fecal matter it could find to insert.

This is probably one of the worst movies along this vein I've ever had the displeasure of having been forced to watch. There is not one single redeeming factor about this work, including Mark Roper the director. The truth be known, if you want a "B" action flick done cheaply without a single concern for lack of budget or talent? Hire Mark Roper. He's your man.

All in all? Don't waste your time. Watch Murder on the Orient Express instead. It may be dated, but it's still a beautiful piece of film. THIS is overrated crap and will always BE overrated crap.

It rates a 1.9/10 from...

the Fiend :.


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Canada | UK | Bulgaria | Italy

Release Date:

18 September 2001 (Germany) See more »

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Orient Express See more »

Filming Locations:

Bulgaria See more »

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Budget:

CAD5,200,000 (estimated)
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