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The Christmas Train (2017)

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A cynical journalist decides to take a train from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles for Christmas to get inspiration for a story in honor of his late father. He gets to know the other passengers and runs into an old flame while aboard.

Director:

Ron Oliver

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Neal H. Dobrofsky (teleplay) (as Neal Dobrofsky), Tippi Dobrofsky (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dermot Mulroney ... Tom Langdon
Kimberly Williams-Paisley ... Eleanor Carter
Danny Glover ... Max Powers
Joan Cusack ... Agnes
Holly Elissa ... Lelia
Kirsten Zien ... Julie
Anthony Konechny ... Steve
Jill Teed ... Roxanne
Karen Holness ... Misty
Terence Kelly ... Higgins
John Innes ... John Kelly
Nelson Wong ... Kenny Kwan
Jesse Stanley ... Regina
Eric Gustafsson ... Davey
Douglas Roy Dack Douglas Roy Dack ... Cabbie (as Douglas Dack)
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Storyline

A writer takes a four day trip on a train hoping to get ideas for a book he's writing in memory of his father. His true love happens to be on the train writing a script. They bond with different people along the way. It's obvious the two are still in love.

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-G
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Christmas Train See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Max discusses being put on trains by his dad with Tom, and then mentions having had a partner. Danny Glover played a serial killer that had been a railroad man in Switchback (1997), and he is well known for being Mel Gibson's partner in the Lethal Weapon series of films. See more »

Goofs

Locomotive engineer's position is on right side of locomotive cab, not the left. See more »

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Christmas Is Not My Thing
Written by Ron Oliver & Peter Allen
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Above average, fun, enjoyable, interesting Xmas train ride!
7 December 2017 | by stevepat99See all my reviews

If any movie is 'the worst ever', where every line of dialogue and every plot point is terrible and watching this movie will have you hating all Christmas movies I have just one question. How could anyone who honestly feels this way sit through the entire film? I join most all reviews that find this Hallmark Christmas movie a fun, good natured, good hearted effort with a better then average cast and a unique setting. I like Dermot Mulroney who plays Tom and thought there was good chemistry between his 'Tom' and Kimberly Williams-Paisley who played his lost love Eleanor. Danny Glover had a major low key role which he easily delivered. Joan Cusack and the 'fortune' teller added some needed humor and a tad of mystery.

The finale added an interesting, appreciated twist. The setting, aboard a snow bound train was welcome. So tired of car breaks down, fish out of water stuck in small town plots. Overall, this was an above average, pleasant train ride


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