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After a ferry is bombed in New Orleans, an A.T.F. agent joins a unique investigation using experimental surveillance technology to find the bomber, but soon finds himself becoming obsessed with one of the victims.
A man believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and has dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life, before he meets a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters and can't stand idly by.
On his first day on the job as a Los Angeles narcotics officer, a rookie cop goes beyond a full work day in training within the narcotics division of the L.A.P.D. with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears to be.
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
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, Julian and Port Matilda (in their actual locations) are nestled between 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 »
The Locomotive Denzel Washington was operating is an SD40-2 which has 3000 horsepower not 5000. See more »
Top of the line feel-good action thriller that stays on the rails and doesn't go off track
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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