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Unstoppable (2010)

PG-13 | | Action, Thriller | 12 November 2010 (USA)
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With an unmanned, half-mile-long freight train barreling toward a city, a veteran engineer and a young conductor race against the clock to prevent a catastrophe.

Director:

Tony Scott

Writer:

Mark Bomback
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Denzel Washington ... Frank
Chris Pine ... Will
Rosario Dawson ... Connie
Ethan Suplee ... Dewey
Kevin Dunn ... Galvin
Kevin Corrigan ... Inspector Werner
Kevin Chapman ... Bunny
Lew Temple ... Ned
T.J. Miller ... Gilleece
Jessy Schram ... Darcy
David Warshofsky ... Judd Stewart
Andy Umberger ... Janeway
Elizabeth Mathis ... Nicole
Meagan Tandy ... Maya
Dylan Bruce ... Michael Colson (as Dylan L. Bruce)
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Storyline

A runaway train carrying a cargo of toxic chemicals puts an engineer and his conductor in a race against time. They're chasing the runaway train in a separate locomotive and need to bring it under control before it derails on a curve and causes a toxic spill that will decimate a town. Written by ahmetkozan

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1 million tons of steel. 100,000 lives at stake. 100 minutes to impact. See more »

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Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of action and peril, and some language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The locomotives used in the movie were leased General Electric AC4400CWs from Canadian Pacific (four units) and EMD SD40-2s from the Wheeling and Lake Erie dressed up as the fictional Allegheny West Virginia Railroad. See more »

Goofs

Through several crossings we heard a train's air horns. One train was not manned and we saw close-ups of the actors in the other - no-one was on the horns. This is not necessarily incorrect - in some areas designated "quiet zones" by the DOT, trains are not required to blow their horns in the same manner as ordinary crossings unless the engineer thinks there may be a need; some of these zones have "wayside horns" mounted at the crossing that automatically trigger as the train approaches. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Darcy Colson: [to her son] Hey, hey! Come give me a kiss. Be good.
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Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.23 (2010) See more »

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Power Struggle
(from AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Requiem (2007))
Written by Brian Tyler
Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
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Unstoppable Action
30 September 2015 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Pennsylvania, one engineer is maneuvering a train in the yard and accidentally leaves the train operating without the pneumatic brakes engaged. The operation department initially believes it is a coaster but soon the operators realize that the unmanned train is running on full power. Further, it is carrying dangerous chemicals and diesel in the cargo wagons. There are many unsuccessful attempts to stop the runaway train and the veteran engineer Frank Barnes (Denzel Washington) and the young conductor Will Colson (Chris Pine) decide to take the chance to reduce the speed of the train with the most unlikely operation.

The farewell of the brilliant director Tony Scott is a thriller with non- stop action inspired in a true event in Ohio. The screenplay is engaging and the dramatization is adequate to the story. The great cast with Denzel Washington, Chris Pine and Rosario Dawson completes this excellent entertainment. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Incontrolável" ("Uncontrollable")


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

8888 See more »

Filming Locations:

Ohio, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,688,457, 14 November 2010

Gross USA:

$81,562,942

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$167,805,466
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2.35 : 1
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