Runaway Train (1985)

R   |    |  Action, Adventure, Drama

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Two escaped convicts and a female railway worker find themselves trapped on a train with no brakes and nobody driving.




  • Rebecca De Mornay and Randy Quaid at an event for Fool for Love (1985)
  • Rebecca De Mornay in Runaway Train (1985)
  • Harry Dean Stanton at an event for Runaway Train (1985)
  • Andrey Konchalovskiy in Runaway Train (1985)
  • Runaway Train (1985)
  • Runaway Train (1985)

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13 September 1999 | ChWasser
One of a kind!
RUNAWAY TRAIN is one of only a few films which are so great that you'll like the people involved in it for the rest of their career regardless in which movies they appear in the future. Walter Hill's underrated STREETS OF FIRE did this to Willem Dafoe, Diane Lane and even Michael Pare while RUNAWAY TRAIN did the same to John Voight, Rebecca DeMornay and even Eric Roberts.

I find it interesting that a film written by a Japanese (Akira Kurosawa!) and directed by a Russian (Andrej Konchalowsky) which features American actors can be such a coherent masterpiece. Although the story is very simple there are deeper layers of meaning which have a lot to say about the human condition and which are so universal that everyone can read the metaphors. Truly an existential action-film!

RUNAWAY TRAIN is not only one of my favorite action-movies of all times but one of the greatest films ever in my opinion. And the famous "gold"-monologue by Manny is just so true!

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