The Polar Express

Synopsis: This is the story of a young hero boy on Christmas Eve who boards on a powerful magical train that's headed to the North Pole and Santa Claus's home. What unfolds is an adventure which follows a doubting boy, who takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole; during this ride, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery which shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.
Director(s): Robert Zemeckis
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 23 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
100 min

Thank you, sir.

Uh-uh-uh. That is a public-address microphone. It is not a toy.

Boy, that guy sure likes to show off.

Look what that wise guy punched on my ticket.

"L-E." What the heck does that mean? Next stop, 11 344 Edbrooke.

We're heading for the other side of the tracks.

Well? You coming?

Ah, it's just another pickup.

That's weird. I thought you were supposed to be the last one.

Why, to the North Pole, of course.

This is the Polar Express.

Suit yourself.


Hey, that kid wants to get on the train.

Come on!

Hurry up!

We have to stop the train.

- I don't know how. Pull the emergency brake!


Who in the blazes applied that emergency brake?!

He did.


In case you didn't know, that cord is for emergency purposes only.

And in case you weren't aware, tonight is Christmas Eve.

And in case you hadn't noticed, this train is on a very tight schedule.

Now, young man, Christmas may not be important to some people...

...but it is very important to the rest of us!

But... But...

He was just trying to stop the train so that kid could get on.


I see. Young man, is that what happened?


Let me remind you we are on a very tight schedule.

And I've never been late before...

...and I am certainly not going to be late tonight.

Now, everybody, take your seats, please!

Thank you.


Your attention, please.

Are there any Polar Express passengers in need of refreshment?

- Me! Me! Me! I thought so.


Hot, hot CONDUCTOR: - Oh, we got it Hot, hot Hey, we got it Hot, hot Say, we got it Hot chocolate Hot, hot Oh, we got it Hot, hot So we got it Hot, hot Yo, we got it Hot chocolate Here we've only got one rule Never, ever let it cool Keep it cooking in the pot Then you got Hot chocolate

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Robert Zemeckis

Robert Lee Zemeckis is an American filmmaker and screenwriter. Zemeckis is credited as one of the greatest "visual storytellers" in filmmaking and is a pioneer of visual effects. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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