Runaway Train (1985)


Genre: Drama/Thriller
Duration: 100mins
Director: Andrei Konchalovsky
Cast: Jon Voight, Eric Roberts, Rebecca De Mornay and Danny Trejo

Konchalovsky’s second American film based on a screenplay by the Japanese master, Akira Kurosawa, may well be the only existential adventure thriller in Hollywood history. Two dangerous prisoners escape from a desolate Alaskan maximum-security prison across the icy wilderness. To complete their break for freedom, the fugitives jump on board a freight train. However, when the train driver drops dead from a heart attack, they find themselves trapped, hurtling at a crazy speed towards disaster... To prevent a disastrous head-on collision, the railroad heads decide to derail the runaway train, killing its occupants to save the lives of hundreds of others. But the fugitives have other ideas…

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