Synopsis: A runaway train carrying a cargo of toxic chemicals puts an engineer and his conductor in a race against time. They're chasing the runaway train in a separate locomotive and need to bring it under control before it derails on a curve and causes a toxic spill that will decimate a town.
Genre: Action, Thriller
Director(s): Tony Scott
Production: 20th Century Fox
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 13 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
98 min

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... This afternoon the temperature is extremely

high for the time of the season...

... Clear skies tonight...

... Humid and sticky...

Hey, hey, wait a minute.

Do you look your best?


- Bye, have fun.



Do you know where I can find Frank Barnes?

- Sir?

Frank Barnes.

Good luck.

- Thanks.

Excuse me, but I'm

Looking for Frank Barnes.

You've found him.

I Will Colson. We

together today. I train on the 1206.

- That's him.

Is that your itinerary?

- Yes, you want him?

What is it?

Is there a problem?

I have no problem.

I do not feel like a

nursery work.

I do not want to

a retirement home to work.

Well, I tell you what. I will put my coffee

drink and I'll see you on the train.

Sounds good.

- Yes that's him.

Did you know he is a vaksbondsman?

I heard it from him a

trustee made by ITU.

In his first year?

If you know how he was adopted.

His name is Colson.

His two uncles have it there in Thornwood

in control and his brother is a dean.

The whole family is from Stanton.

It's exactly right.

Here they lay off people every day.

If you have the correct name...

then you have the job.



What the hell are they doing there?

Dewey, Gilleece.

I'm sorry that I am


What the hell does that beast on D16?

I told you that I

Fri track will.

Relax, mate, we are on the

point to leave.

Of course you do that for sure. I get 150

D16 schoolchildren who come on tour.

I need that track freely.

D10 is free, where you can drop him.

Okay, calm down!

Welcome to the

Railway safety campaign.

We have a joint program to

young people like you to teach

Safety on the Railways.

Hey, stop with that.

Let your hands.

Who has been sitting in a train?

- I!

Well, all aboard.

What is our mission?

We must pick up 25 cars in Stanton

and from there on to Wilkens.

Even speed limits?

- No.

Are you sure?

Perhaps that is indicated in red.

No, no restrictions.


Dewey, why do you long for?

The train consists of 39 wagons, Barney.

That thing is 700 meters long, for God's sake.

Gilleece, answer.

"Here, Gilleece.

Do you believe that sh*t?

Wait. You forgot to

air pressure system to connect.

So what?

- You do not have air brakes.

You can connect as the snakes in this thing

Barney is based, and fall not to bug me.


I only have one rule.

But a rule.

If you do something, do it well. If you do not

know how, then you ask me, okay?

If you want something from me, you

asking for...

you are the conductor.

As soon as the train is loaded it is

your train, but I'm someone in control.

How long have you been training?

- About four months.

Four months?

- Yes.

You have your 'novice'

yellow jacket attracted.

How long are you in the Railways?

- 28 years. November 13, 1981. 28 years.

What have you done before?

O... I know. A few different jobs.

- Yes, the Railways?

I just wanted to do something else.

- Something else...

Did you want something better or...

- No, it's...

Something else.

- Something else.

Hey, Dewey. Can not faster?

We want to have lunch at South Point.


- Your lawyer just called.

You're lucky.

The hearing was moved.

It appears that after

You can go home.

That's great, but...

Did not you say that I had to work?

I can not go.

Yes, yes, yes. He said it was no problem

and that it looked good.


Call me about one hour and see

than what it stands for.

I will.

- Call me.

Ready to go, right?

- I come.


He leaves.

What gives your power-meter display.

Power meter display.

- 92-109-100.

Some wagon air brake closed.

- Good, good, good.

I have everything updated

papers for all the orders are there.

Worksheets completed. We can go.

- Nice. Okay then.

You have 29 cars.

You have 10 more to go, you're fine.

Dewey, you are 29, yet...

D9 to D10.



Take it easy.

What's wrong?

- That damned way switch does not work.

The siding for D16.

- How long is the stopping distance?

At least 20 car lengths to stop


Then we reverse and

lose a little time.

I jump out.

- You do not jump off, dick.

Do not worry. I use the handbrake.

- Dewey!


Come on, step back.


Step back.

- I'm almost there.


Jump back on, you d*ckhead.




What the hell are we going to do?

Milesburg marshalling


Nicole's birthday


You're in trouble.

- Jesse, say nothing. Give your sister here.


She will not talk to you.

- Look, say I have not forgotten.

I... uh... I had to work longer.

She has a date tonight.


Jess, give your sister on the phone.

- Wait, here she comes.

Nic... ?

Nic... ?


- Listen...

Honey I had not forgotten...

I was...

Frank, safety blocks are off,

is there a problem?

No, there is no problem except

you have it upside stand.

The rotary vane house belongs to my side

and you must stand on the ballast.

On my side.

Apart from that no problem.

No problem.

Like I have said...

... If you do not need to know

you just ask. That's all.

I get it.

- I hope so.



Such nonsense. "Let the newcomer

prove himself "bullshit.

I can tell you that I have often

heard, and it is very annoying.

So it is in the retirement home.

The company wants us oldies off.

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Mark Bomback

Mark Bomback (born August 29, 1971) is an American screenwriter, originally from New Rochelle, New York. Bomback is a graduate of Wesleyan University, where he studied English Literature and Film Studies. more…

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