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Tony Scott (2010)

12A Certificate


Our Score
This edge-of-your-seat action yarn finds veteran railwayman Denzel Washington and rookie conductor Chris Pine racing against the clock to stop an unmanned runaway train loaded with toxic chemicals derailing near a densely populated town. As their own engine attempts to catch up with what office-bound controller Rosario Dawson describes as "a missile the size of the Chrysler building", the men are forced to put aside their differences (one is being forced into retirement, the other is to all intents and purposes replacing him) and work as a team. Known for the over-the-top bluster of his action fests, director Tony Scott shows considerable restraint (although not with his budget - this cost an estimated $100 million), focusing as much on the lives of his characters as their white-knuckle predicament. The high-octane train sequences are staged with increasingly nail-biting tension, admirably shot without reverting to computer-generated trickery. But the never-ending faux news footage does get a bit tiresome.


A driverless train carrying a deadly cargo of toxic chemicals goes out of control. A veteran train operator and his rookie colleague set off in pursuit in their own locomotive, intending to bring it to a halt before it crashes and causes a major disaster. Action thriller, the final film from director Tony Scott, starring Denzel Washington, Chris Pine and Rosario Dawson.

Cast & Crew

Frank Denzel Washington
Will Chris Pine
Connie Rosario Dawson
Dewey Ethan Suplee
Galvin Kevin Dunn
Inspector Werner Kevin Corrigan
Bunny Kevin Chapman
Ned Lew Temple
Gilleece T J Miller
Darcy Jessy Schram
Director Tony Scott
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: 20th Century FoxGuidance: Some violence, swearing.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 19 Nov 2010