R | | Action, Crime, Thriller
A Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney is sent to protect a woman who accidentally witnessed a Mafia murder.
The make and model of the train featured in the movie was a BC Rail SD40-2 diesel locomotive. It featured twelve passenger rail-cars in total. It was used for both interior and exterior filming on the picture.
Why does he have to fly so low?
Sergeant Dominick Benti: We're not low. The ground's high.
At the 1:01 mark in the film, the red-hatted conductor is seen dutifully retrieving the passenger safety step from the ground and carrying it back into the train, but ignoring the fact that there are still passengers outside including DA Caulfield and the hit-men looking for him. Via Rail regulations (similar to those of many other passenger lines) require that conductors make sure everyone is on board before contacting the engineer to get the train rolling again. Yes, there are many films showing passengers and would-be passengers chasing moving trains in order to get on board, but this is dangerous behavior that directors use to create suspense. Indeed, the scene where DA Caulfield jumps up and bangs on an already-closed door and by fluke luck manages to get the attention of a passenger to help him back inside is, of course, far-fetched--something you'd see in James Bond movie.
$3,628,060 23 September 1990