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Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

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When a murder occurs on the train he's travelling on, celebrated detective Hercule Poirot is recruited to solve the case.

Director:

Kenneth Branagh

Writers:

Michael Green (screenplay by), Agatha Christie (based upon the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paapa Essiedu ... Young Policeman
Yassine Zeroual Yassine Zeroual ... Young Boy
Asan N'Jie ... Hotel Waiter
Michael Rouse ... British Police Chief Inspector
Kenneth Branagh ... Hercule Poirot
Elliot Levey ... Rabbi
David Annen ... Priest
Joseph Long ... Imam
Andy Apollo ... Armed Policeman
Hadley Fraser ... British Military Escort
Daisy Ridley ... Miss Mary Debenham
Leslie Odom Jr. ... Dr. Arbuthnot
Ziad Abaza ... Arab Shipmate
Nari Blair-Mangat ... Waiter
Luke Brady Luke Brady ... Waiter
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Storyline

Hercule Poirot, the best detective in the world decides to leave on the Orient Express. The train accidentally gets stopped because of a small avalanche. Little did he know that a murder was planned and that a person on this train was able of committing such crime. Will he solve this murder before the train starts working again? Written by DoomRanger

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Taglines:

Everyone is a Suspect.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Malta | USA

Language:

English | French | German | Arabic

Release Date:

10 November 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Murder on the Orient Express See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,681,472, 12 November 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$102,826,543

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$352,789,811
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | DTS 70 mm (70 mm prints)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

In 2004, Michelle Pfeiffer was going to star in another Agatha Christie adaptation; Witness for the Prosecution. The film's script was written by her husband, David E. Kelley. This was a remake of the Billy Wilder film Witness for the Prosecution (1957). Pfeiffer was going to play the role of Christine Vole, previously played by Marlene Dietrich. See more »

Goofs

Poirot wears an elaborate mustache protector the first night on the train. The second night, however, he doesn't, which is out of character, seeing as how he psychologically needs everything to be perfect. See more »

Quotes

Bouc: The best things on the train are not food. There's something about a tangle of strangers pressed together for days on end, with nothing in common but the need to go from one place to another, then never see each other again. Boredom plus anonymity plus a constant gentle rocking.
Hercule Poirot: With your hobbies, you will never amount to anything.
Bouc: God, I hope so.
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Featured in The Ben Shapiro Show: Franken's Frank Is Cooked (2017) See more »

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Merry-Go-Round
Written and Performed by Duke Ellington
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Branagh's Ego Trip
11 March 2018 | by VodmoskvaSee all my reviews

As director and leading actor, Branagh has turned this movie into one of the most excessive, narcissistic films ever made. With so many great actors and actresses, one is left wondering why they would waste their time to be in this production. The director gives none of them a chance to shine. Branagh's mustache is the star of the show and, unfortunately, the only part of the movie I'm likely to remember. With so much star power, I made the mistake of not reading reviews first. If I had, I probably would have avoided this terrible ego trip. Most viewers would do well to skip this one.


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