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Death Train (2005)

Im Auftrag des Vatikans (original title)
Not Rated | | Action | TV Movie 16 March 2006
Lasko, a soldier-turned-monk, must use his combat skills again when terrorists threaten to unleash a deadly virus on a train full of Christian pilgrims.


Diethard Küster


Gunar Hochheiden (story), Dieter Tarnowski (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Arnold Vosloo ... Lennart
Mathis Landwehr ... Lasko
Stephan Bieker Stephan Bieker ... Gladius
Ken Bones ... Saratoga
Simon Dutton ... Matthias
Michelle MacErlean Michelle MacErlean ... Zandi
Steve Nicolson ... Leiter
Amerjit Deu ... Chander
Bettina Lamprecht ... Sandra
Joey Stetz Joey Stetz ... Joey
Mario Irrek Mario Irrek ... Jurek
Jef Bayonne Jef Bayonne ... Ben
Waldemar Kobus ... Blinder
Oliver Marlo Oliver Marlo ... Begleitung des Blinden
Annett Culp ... Officer Müller (as Annett Mohamed)


Lasko, a soldier-turned-monk, must use his combat skills again when terrorists threaten to unleash a deadly virus on a train full of Christian pilgrims.

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A full-throttle action adventure.




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Did You Know?


An hour into the movie Lennart and his fellow terrorists realize that the train has been redirected by the police. However, at the end when Lennart releases the poison, he accuses the police to allow a contaminated train to reach the originally planned station. See more »


Lennart: He came here to live in peace. We should respect that.
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Followed by Lasko - The Fist of God (2009) See more »

User Reviews

Rather good action and characters
2 June 2008 | by georgegauthierSee all my reviews

This was a pretty good action movie with believable characters, given the genre. The ex- soldier Lasko sick of death and hiding out in a monastery (Mathis Landwehr) reluctantly takes up the gauntlet to be the Vatican's point man in a struggle against terrorists centered on a train bearing pilgrims from Cologne Germany to Lourdes.

You also have a deadly virus, helicopters, explosions, martial arts fights in and on top of the moving train, rockets, guns, knives, the works. Pretty good pyrotechnics too. The single most unbelievable thing in the plot is when a henchman parks his truck right across the tracks while waiting to pick up the bad guys, anticipating the train will stop before it hits him, thinking the bad guys control the engine. I cannot believe anyone would not simply have parked a few meters away, just off the tracks. Too stupid to believe even of idiots.

I could more readily swallow Vatican secret agents than that incident, though who knows. There were military orders of monks during the crusades.

Mathis Landwehr looks to be in great shape in the early scenes when he is shirtless. He has a fine physique: lean but muscular and looks completely believable as a martial artist.

I hope they do a sequel, as the title suggests. In English it was Lasko:Death Train. That suggests Lasko: the Next Adventure. I would watch it.

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Release Date:

16 March 2006 (Germany) See more »

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Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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