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Train (2008)

In Europe, a group of American college athletes unknowingly board a train that will become one deadly ride.

Director:

Gideon Raff

Writer:

Gideon Raff
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thora Birch ... Alex
Gideon Emery ... Willy
Kavan Reece ... Sheldon
Derek Magyar ... Todd
Gloria Votsis ... Claire
Todd Jensen ... Coach Harris
Vladimir Vladimirov Vladimir Vladimirov ... Vlad
Koyna Ruseva Koyna Ruseva ... Dr. Velislava
Valentin Ganev ... Conductor Vasyl
Ivan Barnev ... Gregor
Nikolay Mutafchiev ... Vasily
Miroslav Emilov Miroslav Emilov ... Ishtav
Aleksandra Vasileva Aleksandra Vasileva ... Drunk Blonde
Lina Zlateva Lina Zlateva ... Brunette
Matthew Tibbs Matthew Tibbs ... Backpacker
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In Europe, a group of American college athletes unknowingly board a train that will become one deadly ride.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

You're in For One Hell of a Ride See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong grisly bloody violence, disturbing images, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

According to an interview with Gideon Raff, Thora Birch did many of her own stunts. See more »

Goofs

Human eyes cannot be successfully transplanted. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[the wrestling match begins with Coach Harris cheering on his player Todd]
Coach Harris: All right, Todd! Let's go, let's go! All right. Keep it up! Keep it up! Yes! Nice! Nice! Control, Todd, control.
Todd: [Todd gets pinned down and mumbles] Damn it!
Coach Harris: Stay focused! It's fine. Stay focused. Come on.
Coach Harris: [Todd returns with pinning down his opponent within seconds] Yes!
[the crowd cheers and boos when the scene cuts to the next wrestler Alex]
Todd: How's she doing?
Sheldon: Sex and violence. That's what it's all about.
Alex: [...]
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Connections

Remake of Terror Train (1980) See more »

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Written by Phil Garrod, Reed Hays, and Scott Schreer (as Scott P. Schreer)
Published by Freeplaymusic(BMI)
Courtesy of Freeplay Music
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Never mind the movie, feel the splatter
28 November 2009 | by mattbaxter72See all my reviews

Torture porn is a really overused description, one that tends to be slapped onto anything with a bit of blood and guts which the reviewer didn't like very much. Hostel, for example, is nothing like it; it has a storyline, characters, even a bit of subtext going on there. Real porn is where the splatter has no reason to exist, there are no actual characters, and no plot other than to get us from one splatter scene to the next. Train is genuine torture porn.

Oh, sure, there is an attempt at a plot, but not one that makes any sense. Organ harvesters - on a train? Rumbling through the middle of nowhere, taking out bits of bodies by yanking at them until the connecting tissue snaps? Harvesting tongues, penises, and other not-exactly-transplantable organs? The whole movie is just an excuse to show some graphic, very nasty scenes of dismemberment, shot in leering close-up, and anything else - character, plot, dialogue - is perfunctory at best. The script feels like it was written on the back of a cigarette packet, no one behaves in a remotely sensible way - 'oh look, here's a locked door with copious blood-stains in front of it, let's find out what's behind it by STEPPING OUT OF A MOVING TRAIN AND SMASHING A WINDOW FROM THE OUTSIDE. What school do these kids go to, James Bond High School? Let me say again - I've got no objection to graphic splatter, so long as there's some point to it. If there's no worthwhile story, no reason for the gore to exist, you have porn. This movie, in other words. A nasty, degrading experience made by stupid people who probably think they're pushing some boundary or other. You're not, guys. You're just stringing together a bunch of random scenes of people being chopped up. Well done.

Just one thing before I go - what the hell happened to Thora Birch? Between this and Deadline (also unbelievably awful, though with less people having their skin cut off), is she aiming to be the new Cuba Gooding Jr or something? Please, Thora, fire your agent and start doing actual movies again. Pretty please?


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 May 2009 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Terror Train See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Millennium Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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