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Derailed (2005)

When two married business executives having an affair are blackmailed by a violent criminal, the two must turn the tables on him to save their families.

Director:

Mikael Håfström

Writers:

Stuart Beattie (screenplay), James Siegel (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Cassel ... LaRoche
Clive Owen ... Charles Schine
Addison Timlin ... Amy Schine
Melissa George ... Deanna Schine
Jennifer Aniston ... Lucinda Harris
Sandra Bee Sandra Bee ... Train Conductor
RZA ... Winston Boyko
Bill Armstrong Bill Armstrong ... Accountant (as William Armstrong)
Tom Conti ... Eliot Firth
Rachael Blake ... Susan Davis (as Rachel Blake)
Richard Leaf ... Night Clerk Ray
Xzibit ... Dexter
Catherine McCord ... Avery Price Receptionist
Denis O'Hare ... Jerry the Lawyer
Georgina Chapman ... Candy
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Storyline

Charles is worn down by his home life where he and his wife struggle to cope with the demands of their daughter's illness and his job. When he meets Lucinda on the train to work in Chicago, there is an immediate spark between them. Soon they are doing lunch; dinner and drinks follow. This leads to an adulterous rendezvous in a hotel. However, no sooner have they torn each other's clothes off than their room is invaded by a thief who beats Charles and rapes Lucinda. Because of the illicit nature of their relationship, Charles agrees with Lucinda who is reluctant to go to the police and soon finds he is powerless to resist the demands of the thief. Written by johnno.r@xtra.co.nz

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Some lines should never be crossed. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong disturbing violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

11 November 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Descarrilados See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,211,986, 13 November 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$36,024,076, 16 February 2006

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$57,479,076, 23 July 2006
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The cellular phone that Charles Schine uses is a Nokia 6230. See more »

Goofs

When Charles first misses his train, it is raining heavily on the platform. As the camera pulls back, other than on the platform, it is a bright, sunny day with no rain. See more »

Quotes

Winston Boyko: [about LaRoche] First he lures you in with 20 grand. Most folks like you could pull together 20 grand if you had to, right? You think, 20 grand, bong, and he's gone right? Nah. It's not about that. First he wanna see if you're the kind of asshole who pays. Then after that...
[Winston imitates a whip-cracking sound]
Winston Boyko: ...slap the big dick on you, hit you for the real cheese, the big bucks. That's what this game is all about, Chaz.
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Connections

Referenced in Heavy Rain (2010) See more »

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Luna do Paris
Written and Produced by Alexandre Desplat
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The Magnolia Spectrum
1 November 2007 | by billion_mucksSee all my reviews

Don't miss "Derailed". It is far from a big production, yet its twists and turmoil grip the spectator and force him to highly concentrate and attach to the movie's agitated rhythm. The Neanderthal chemistry between the couple of Owen and Anniston, translates to off screen, giving a satisfactory acting result, although individually many faults can be advised. Vincent Cassel plays the thief with a chilling magnitude."The book manipulates the reader so he cannot advise what is coming next", says Owen's character to her daughter, while analyzing a book together, as a hidden preface. Mikael Häfstrøm (who is quite unknown) cuts into the Hollywood formula and plays with the character psychological aspects while dipping and destroying their life's with certain Hitchcock reminiscences- Don't be confused; this thriller follows the book of Hollywood and has it's own particularities. Now, if you like fast, exciting rides where you remain in the dark and eager to know, this movie is for you. Otherwise, if you like intellectual films; maybe you won't pack to "rail in" to this movie.


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