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Derailed (2002)

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On an out of control train holding hostages and high-tech bio-weapons agent Kristoff (Van Damme) becomes a one man army to derail the terrorists and save the lives of everyone on board!


Bob Misiorowski


Boaz Davidson (story), Jace Anderson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Jacques Kristoff
Tomas Arana ... Mason Cole
Laura Harring ... Galina Konstantin (as Laura Elena Harring)
Susan Gibney ... Madeline Kristoff
Lucy Jenner Lucy Jenner ... Natasha
Jessica Bowman ... Bailey Kristoff
Kris Van Damme ... Ethan Kristoff (as Kristopher Van Varenberg)
John Bishop ... Bob Sterling
Binky van Bilderbeek ... Angus Riley (as Bernard van Bilderbeek)
Dayton Callie ... Lars
Simona Williams Simona Williams ... Catherine (as Simona Levin)
Sandra Vidal ... Cynthia
Stefanos Miltsakakis ... Stavros
Jimmy Jean-Louis ... Henry
George Stanchev George Stanchev ... William


On an out of control train holding hostages and high-tech bio-weapons agent Kristoff (Van Damme) becomes a one man army to derail the terrorists and save the lives of everyone on board! Written by Waleed F. Telbany <dammage7@egypt.net>

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A deadly Virus... Only one way to stop it! See more »


Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


Average shot length: 1.53 seconds. It is the fastest-edited feature film listed on the website Cinemetrics, which counts ASLs. See more »


General Zakev is talking to Jacques on the phone while being in Bonn, Germany. Minutes later he can be seen as being in the Railways Control Center which is in Linz, Austria (established earlier in the film). There is no way the General could have been there in a few minutes as the distance between Bonn and Linz is approximately 700 km. See more »


Referenced in The Holiday (2006) See more »

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Clearly derailed off the tracks
7 May 2013 | by lone-wolf-007See all my reviews

A train full of terrorists. A biological weapon. Sound familiar? Well it is due to the fact Derailed borrows most of its ideas and scenarios from other movies. Jean Claude Van Damme stars as a special agent trying to get a thief and her cargo from one point to another. Mode of transportation is a train and like most action fans will immediately think of is Under Siege 2. Of course that movie utilized this idea much better but we are working on a much lower budget. The cargo happens to be vials of a toxic nature that so happen to be wanted by the bad guys. This movie is strictly for hardcore Van Damme fans only. Essentially he is the only real saving grace of the movie as is Laura Harring who plays the thief. The biggest problem with this film? Everything else. Borrowed story, terrible editing, horrible cheap effects, sound design that needs to be heard to be believed. For i'm certain movie fans can pick up sound effects from other things that are used in certain spots throughout. JCVD should have skipped this one but he didn't and his fans get treated to this mediocre film. Not his fault of course but as a loyal Van Damme fan myself, even I thought this film was bad. Even if you can get passed the minor gripes and try to enjoy the movie, the editing and effects will make you think twice. Everything looks cheap and shoddy.The bad guys are stereotypical in every form and their deaths in some cases are over-exaggerated. Everybody makes bad films from time to time and this is at the bottom of Van Damme's filmography. It would have been a lot better in someone's else hands who understands how to use Van Damme and his talents correctly. Still just off of Van DAmme alone I'm giving this a 4 out of 10. The movie will pass some time if you are looking to kill some but you will be wondering how this movie derailed so bad.

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English | German

Release Date:

5 November 2002 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Death Train See more »

Filming Locations:

Bolshevik, Bulgaria See more »


Box Office


$18,000,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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