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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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Release Date:

16 March 2006 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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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 »

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Excitement! Laughs! You know, ...for kids!
1 February 2010 | by silvrdalSee all my reviews

Even though I'm not Catholic, I weary of movies that bash them or portray their clergy or adherents in the worst possible light. 'Lasko: Death Train' is charmingly pro-Catholic, and a lot of fun.

What could be more enjoyable for Catholic 9 to 15-year olds than to see kung-fu monks try and stop mercenaries from distributing a deadly stolen virus on a train of pilgrims bound for Lourdes to see the Pope? For what it is, this movie is relatively safe for young people -- only a smidgen of vulgar language, very little blood, and nothing prurient. Classroom teachers should feel pretty safe about showing it to students.

The editing, music, cinematography, pacing, etc. are all very good. Okay, so the dialogue sounds like it came out a Japanese animated film at times, but kids won't care. There won't be anything new here for action flick fans, but what is here is handled carefully and done well.

I liked it. Kids will enjoy it, too.

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