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Unstoppable (2010)

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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.

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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

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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Taglines:

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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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$81,562,942, 10 March 2011

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$167,805,466, 10 March 2011
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Dolby | DTS | SDDS | Dolby Surround 7.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Aside from the references to Pittsburgh in the movie, most of the small towns (and even larger ones, including Stanton) are not real locations in Pennsylvania, with three exceptions. Most of the speeding train in the countryside scenes were shot in Port Matilda and Julian, Pennsylvania. During several shots of the train track route maps, you can clearly see Julian and Port Matilda (in their actual locations) nestled between all fictitious towns. Also shown is Keating Summit, and the real town was used for shooting. This was done presumably as a tip of the hat to the local communities. See more »

Goofs

When 777 crashes into the horse trailer, the left ditch light on the engine (from the crew's perspective) goes out. Throughout the rest of the film, the left ditch light is lit and the right one is out. See more »

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[first lines]
Darcy Colson: [to her son] Hey, hey! Come give me a kiss. Be good.
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NATIONAL GUARD PART 1
(from AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Requiem (2007))
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Top of the line feel-good action thriller that stays on the rails and doesn't go off track
12 October 2013 | by bobkuhlSee all my reviews

This is an excellent movie in almost all respects. The cast does a very good job. The two leads play off of each other very well together and project good chemistry. The supporting cast is good as well and the movie even does a good job with providing some character depth (to the extent you can in this type of movie)- you do wind up rooting for them. The director has taken a good story, and matched it with excellent, I mean excellent, cinematography and takes us an every faster roller coaster ride. The movie is well paced, it keeps you engaged from the start & doesn't let you go until its over, and was just a lot of fun to watch. I highly recommend it.


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