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Night Train (2009)

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Two passengers and the conductor discover that a man has passed away on their night train cabin. They come across a mysterious object in a box the dead man was carrying and they all wish to keep for themselves.

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Brian King

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Brian King
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Danny Glover ... Miles
Leelee Sobieski ... Chloe
Steve Zahn ... Pete
Matthias Schweighöfer ... Frankie (as Matthias Schweighoefer)
Takatsuna Mukai Takatsuna Mukai ... Hiro
Togo Igawa ... Yamashita
Richard O'Brien ... Mrs. Froy
Jo Marr ... Mr. Cairo
Constantine Gregory ... Mr. Gutman
Harry Anichkin Harry Anichkin ... Walter
Geoff Bell ... Detective
Luca Bercovici ... Man
Mariana Stansheva ... Woman (as Mariana Stanisheva)
Dessi Morales Dessi Morales ... Nurse (as Desislava Nikolova-Morales)
Yana Atanasova Popova Yana Atanasova Popova ... Little Girl
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Two Passengers and the conductor discover that a person has passed away on their Night Train cabin. They come across valuable diamonds on his person, that they wish to keep for themselves. So, to make it look like the man never boarded the train, they conspire to dump his body in a river that the train passes. Their scheme to get rid of the corpse escalates to the point where they have to chop up his body just to fit him into a small trunk. They then become paranoid, as they might turn on each other. Written by StripedTiger

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Greed has its price.


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Rated R for violent content and some language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Steve Zahn and Leelee Sobieski previously worked together in Joy Ride (2001). See more »

Goofs

After Miles leaves to notify next station about the dead man, Peter approaches the corpse. On the close up you can see the chest moving because of breathing and not because of the movement of the train. See more »

Quotes

Miles: You're about to carve into that fellow like he's a Christmas turkey!
Chloe: I took an autopsy class last semester.
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References The Lady Vanishes (1938) See more »

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OK Low Budget Noirish Flick, But Falls Short
4 April 2010 | by JakealopeSee all my reviews

It definitely is not some first run Hollywood flick, but it had good American actors and not a horrible plot. You see this mysterious stranger dies on a train, and only three people see him. Well he has this mysterious box, oh so evil, that warps each person's mind with dreams of riches then sows strife amongst the passengers who are trying to claim it. It has horror elements to it, the original box bearer was hacked up after death to aid in the disposal of the body by Leelee Sobieski, some buttoned down pre-med student severely bitten by the greed bug. Danny Glover is the train's conductor who tries to be all moral and fair, and Steve Zahn plays his trademark loser rogue role as a drunken salesman who sees his big break. Of course, the dead man has others trailing him who too were smitten by the greed thing. And soon more bodies start piling up on top of the first one who was an accidental drug overdose. The ending really was sort of a let down, it's like everyone on the train was somehow already or got involved and started shooting everything and everyone to pieces as the box exerted its malignant supernatural influence all around, even on the people who didn't peer inside, which is what hooks someone on the greed hate thing. The noirish, creepy atmosphere set design, a mix of modern and 1940s, was interesting and the cgi animation of the exterior shots of the train winding down line in the snow were adequate for the film. It was made in Bulgaria. But the lame ending, when they needed to concentrate on the initial triumvirate of conspirators, made it fall short of the mark. It could have become a good cult film with a better ending, not just endless twists of the supporting cast popping as greed treasure seekers to create more mayhem.


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Language:

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Release Date:

7 July 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Foniki diadromi See more »

Filming Locations:

Romania See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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