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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
William Armstrong William Armstrong ... Accountant
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:

Mind the Gap See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

11 November 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Derailed 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

Gross USA:

$36,024,076

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$57,479,076
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Unrated Version)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Melissa George played the nanny to Jennifer Aniston's on-screen daughter, Emma, in Friends. See more »

Goofs

The Rock Island route on Metra is colored red in the system map and it services as far south as Joliet. Lucinda mentions living in Lake Forest which is north of Chicago and serviced by UP-N (Green) line. See more »

Quotes

Detective Church: You brought that shank in with you, it's *pre-meditated* murder. Law don't care who you kill.
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Detective Church: I guess the law didn't care much for Winston, either.
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It has it's pro's and cons
10 November 2005 | by AMIO-PatricioMunozSee all my reviews

I saw a sneak preview of this film yesterday in Toronto (Younge & Eglington Theatre) There are some "cheesy" moments but I'm happy to say that they are far and few between.

The acting is not academy-award winning but you will be pleased with the performances.

It is an engaging film that brings you into a dark and gritty underworld that actually can feel quite real at times. You feel for the lead character.

One of the strengths of this film is character development.

It also has some twists that may actually surprise you in a good way.

I think the real downfall of this film is that it has a "Hollywood" ending. For me the film loses points for this.

One final note: the climax, although still good, was pieced together in such a way that it did not hold the tension enough for the theater audience. There was laughter and some heckling in my theater.

I wouldn't walk into this film expecting a ground-breaking film that will change the genre forever, but it is does have some good pacing and the story moved along quite nicely. It is an enjoyable film that I recommend.


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