Runaway Train

Synopsis: A hardened convict and a younger prisoner escape from a brutal prison in the middle of winter only to find themselves on an out-of-control train with a female railway worker while being pursued by the vengeful head of security.
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
  Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.3
Rotten Tomatoes:
84%
R
Year:
1985
111 min
85 Views


We've got men arranged | in ages from 14 to 19.

Unfortunately, all were killed | in the subsequent crash of the plane...

and their names are being withheld | until notification of next of kin.

We switch now to our live action | reporter at the federal courthouse...

with the latest on | the Manheim-Stonehaven prison case.

We've just gotten word | that the federal judge...

has issued his opinion.

We don't have | all the details...

but apparently Oscar Manheim, | the notorious life-term prisoner...

who has been welded in his cell | for three years...

has won | his civil rights suit...

against officials at Stonehaven.

Stay with us for details.

In a few minutes | we'll be back with comment...

from Associate Warden Ranken.

Yeah! | I say yeah!

Hey, Rogers.

Rogers, lookee here, man.

- What's up? | - Manny's won his case.

The courts ordered | to let him out of the hole.

- Great. That's great. | - Yeah. Uh, Warden Ranken...

is gonna be on the tube soon.

Let the dudes in the cell blocks | hear him talk that shit he talks.

Put channel nine | into the speakers, man.

Hey, you got shit in your veins | or what, man?

I was holding | my mud around here...

when you were peeing | in your diapers.

- All right. They'll all hear it. | - Fucking A, man!

I say, Rogers-- | Thanks, man. Yeah!

Nobody wants prison to be a playground. | We all want criminals punished...

but don't you think you shocked | the public conscience...

by keeping a man welded | in a cell for three years?

Well, a man, yes, | but Manheim is an animal.

He broke out of here twice, | he's robbed banks...

he-- he's a killer.

He doesn't care about your life, | my life...

or even his own life.

F*ck your mother!

Hear that trash, Ranken!

Fat-faced faggot!

Somebody shoot | that pansy vegetable!

Manny for president!

He believes in nothing. | He's capable of anything.

I've worked in prisons | for 26 years.

Cons with strings of murders | are all afraid of Manheim.

Jesus Henry Christ! | Yeah!

Burn it!

Hey, Jonah!

- Man, he did it, man. | - Yeah.

He really fucking did it!

Yeah. That's good, man. | I'll see you in the yard.

Well, if, as you say, | he is an animal...

then why do all the other | prisoners love him so much?

Well, um...

because they're mostly animals | just like he is.

They wanna do whatever they want, | no holds barred.

- Rogers, crack that door! | - F*ck you...

and the horse | you rode in on!

Open this goddamn door!

This is no country club, | you know what I mean?

Stonehaven's average sentence | is 22 years.

Turn that fucker off!

Hey, Manny! | We got visitors!

On your feet, convict.

On your feet.

I've got a federal court order | to let you out of the hole.

I could ask for a stay | during the appeal.

I can last nine more months.

I could stand on my head | nine months.

- How about I kick your brains in? | - F*ck you. Do it alone.

I don't dirty my hands | on scum like you.

I'm gonna let you out | in the yard.

And I hope you make a move so I can | stop your clock. That's a promise.

Yeah, a promise. You promised to keep me | in this hole the rest of my life.

Kept you in here for three years. | That's long enough for me, kid.

Whatever doesn't kill me | makes me stronger.

We'll see.

Please, try again...

and I'll send you out of here | in plastic.

You do what you have to do, | and I will too.

Whatever happens happens.

Call the machine shop. | Bring him to the yard!

That's your mama's fart hole.

The bitch is loud.

You're all punks hiding there, | yelling in the dark.

Let me tell you | where you assholes stand.

First, there's God...

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