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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Jo Marr ... Mr. Cairo
Constantine Gregory ... Mr. Gutman
Harry Anichkin Harry Anichkin ... Walter
Geoff Bell ... Detective
Luca Bercovici ... Man
Marianne Stanicheva ... 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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Country:

USA | Germany | Romania

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 2009 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

Foniki diadromi See more »

Filming Locations:

Romania See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Mrs.Froy (Richard O'Brien) is a reference to Alfred Hitchcock's character "Miss Froy". She was originally introduced in The Lady Vanishes (1938). See more »

Goofs

The policeman's pistol is a Czech CZ 9mm. American police officers do not carry Eastern bloc sidearms. See more »

Quotes

Miles: Put down that knife!
Chloe: It's a meat cleaver.
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References The Lady Vanishes (1938) See more »

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Well paced, well acted and suspenseful
16 January 2009 | by nwstsSee all my reviews

Leelee Sobieski, Danny Glover, and Steve Zahn give life to their characters as people overcome with greed (or hope) for a better life. What starts out as an innocent "finders keepers" tale turns into a lemming march to destruction.

The story is about three strangers whose lives intersect while traveling at night on a train during the Christmas holidays. Sobieski is Chloe, a biology/med student unhappy with her future prospects of following a career not of her choosing. Danny Glover is the aging conductor whose family is desperately in need of additional financial support that he cannot provide. Zahn is a wannabe salesman whose life story seems to be one of alcohol abuse and failure. The story swirls around these strangers as they try to hold onto a box of riches which can fulfill their dreams.

Although obviously a low budget production, the suspense is well paced, the action sequences are timed perfectly and the characters are all empathetic (especially Glover's character, the conductor). Only one fault I find with the movie is a couple of minutes of totally unnecessary gore. Otherwise a solid piece of film making and storytelling.


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