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The Girl on the Train (2016)

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A divorcee becomes entangled in a missing persons investigation that promises to send shockwaves throughout her life.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Rachel
... Megan
... Anna
... Tom
... Scott
... Dr. Kamal Abdic (as Édgar Ramírez)
... Cathy
... Detective Riley
... Man in the Suit
... Martha
Cleta Elaine Ellington ... Oyster Bar Woman (as Cleta E. Ellington)
... Doctor
... Woman with Child
Fernando Medina ... Pool Player
... Officer Pete


The Girl on the Train is the story of Rachel Watson's life post-divorce. Every day, she takes the train in to work in New York, and every day the train passes by her old house. The house she lived in with her husband, who still lives there, with his new wife and child. As she attempts to not focus on her pain, she starts watching a couple who live a few houses down -- Megan and Scott Hipwell. She creates a wonderful dream life for them in her head, about how they are a perfect happy family. And then one day, as the train passes, she sees something shocking, filling her with rage. The next day, she wakes up with a horrible hangover, various wounds and bruises, and no memory of the night before. She has only a feeling: something bad happened. Then come the TV reports: Megan Hipwell is missing. Rachel becomes invested in the case and trying to find out what happened to Megan, where she is, and what exactly she herself was up to that same night Megan went missing.

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Based on the thriller that shocked the world See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, sexual content, language and nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

7 October 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La chica del tren  »


Box Office


$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,536,265, 9 October 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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On November 4, 2015, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Luke Evans had replaced Jared Leto, who left the film due to a scheduling issue. See more »


When Anna is lying on the bed and Megan hands her the baby, the baby's mouth is empty. In the next shot, taken from the other side of the bed, the baby now has a dummy attached to a cord in its mouth. But in the following shot, taken from the original shooting position, the dummy and cord are missing. See more »


[first lines]
Rachel: [narrating] My husband used to tell me I have an overactive imagination. I can't help it. I mean, haven't you ever been on a train and wondered about the lives of the people who live near the tracks? The lives you've never lived. These are things I want to know. Twice a day, I sit in the third car from the front where I have the perfect view into my favorite house: Number 15, Beckette Road.
[Rachel sees a woman on her back porch in the morning]
Rachel: I don't know when exactly, I suppose I ...
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Written by Margo Timmins and Michael Timmins
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a men version of " Gone Girl " !!
4 February 2017 | by See all my reviews

a Great movie , it reminded me another great movie " Gone Girl " by David fincher, I didn't read the novel but the scenario was quiet good and the plot was nicely done, what made me like this book is Emily Blunt and her astonishing performance, I'm not saying that other members of the cast didn't perform, they REALLY did a great job, but Emily was the best. I also liked Halet Benett character, she's a good actress with a bright future, I've seen her this year on "The Magnificent Seven" too. I haven't seen any other works for the director Tate Taylor, but he has done a very good job with this, I'm looking forward to see his future works.

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