Thread: Know any good train movies?

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    Had a high school friend who was a train freak. Not me. Trains are not my thing - until I first saw that unforgetable 1976 movie "Silver Streak" starring Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor. Who knew that a runaway train could be so cool? One of the most spectacular train crash scenes ever.




    My other favorite is 1973's "Horror Express" starring Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and Telly Savalas! What a lineup and what a movie. A team of anthropologists are returning to Europe on the Trans-Siberian Railway with the fossil remains of a pre-humanoid. Well it WAS a fossil until the dead bodies of train passengers start to pile-up, lol! As the two scientists, Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing are outstanding in this movie. But the icing on this cake is Telly Savalas as a Siberian officer with his own ideas about the weird train deaths.




    And lastly, the 1985, Oscar-nominated film "Runaway Train" starring Jon Voight and Eric Roberts. This is movie making magic! I'm not going to spoil this if you've never seen "Runaway Train" except to say that Voight and Roberts play escaped prisoners who clime aboard a tandem locomotive group of four engines in order to make their get-away. Unknown to everyone, the train engineer has a heart attack in the cab of the lead engine, and falls dead on the throttle pedal! The train is now an accelerating runaway and the only way to stop it may cost the lives of the few onboard. This movie does not disappoint - the ending scene is a testament to the triumph of the human spirit. Magnificent movie!

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    The Titfield Thunderbolt.

    I still need to see it, I love trains.

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    Hmmm... Trains in general bring many westerns to mind.
    Cat Ballou for instance featured several great train scenes.

    But I'm guessing that's not what you had in mind.

    So, on the off chance no one has mentioned it...

    "Mystery Train". Doesn't have much to do with the train itself, but it had Joe Strummer.
    Rule of thumb... anything with Joe Strummer kicks 93% more ass.
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    Throw Momma From the Train
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    OMG,"Throw Momma From the Train", What a Great movie!
    Seems like yesterday, was it really 1987?

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    Quote by PirateNinja6
    The Titfield Thunderbolt.

    I still need to see it, I love trains.


    Unbelievable! I saw this years ago as a kid! When British Rail decides to end service to the tiny town of Titfield, local train fans take over the line and run the bloody train themselves! Funny in a charming way but spot on in the "how to run a railway" type of story. What stuns me - it was made in 1953!

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    Money Train with Woody Harrelson, Wesley Snipes and Jennifer Lopez (before she got famous). Robert Blake is in it as one of the most hateable characters ever.
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    I'm a train buff myself, but I'm more into city transit, such as subways, elevateds, trolleys/light rail and commuter rail. As for movies featuring those types of trains, check out:
    The French Connection
    Money Train
    The Warriors
    Streets Of Fire
    The Taking Of Pelham 1, 2 & 3
    Of coarse there are probably many others that feature city subways, but that's all I can think of at the moment.
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    You're all wrong. The greatest train movie is:

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    There was never a claim to these being the greatest train film. Just a good train film. So back off there with accusing being wrong.
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    I would suggest one of the gang bang movies, but that's probably the wrong kind of 'train'.
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    Quote by nippy
    I would suggest one of the gang bang movies, but that's probably the wrong kind of 'train'.


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    Quote by eddstarr88
    OMG,"Throw Momma From the Train", What a Great movie!
    Seems like yesterday, was it really 1987?



    I love that movie!
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    Quote by NickRules
    Quote by eddstarr88
    OMG,"Throw Momma From the Train", What a Great movie!
    Seems like yesterday, was it really 1987?



    I love that movie!


    Still stuck on the year - 1987! WOW.
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    Quote by eddstarr88
    Quote by NickRules
    Quote by eddstarr88
    OMG,"Throw Momma From the Train", What a Great movie!
    Seems like yesterday, was it really 1987?



    I love that movie!


    Still stuck on the year - 1987! WOW.


    I didn't know the year, I just saw it on TV a bunch of times! I like Billy Crystal.
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    Quote by NickRules
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    I love that movie!


    Still stuck on the year - 1987! WOW.


    I didn't know the year, I just saw it on TV a bunch of times! I like Billy Crystal.


    The dvd cover alone makes me laugh - Great Movie!
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    Quote by eddstarr88

    The dvd cover alone makes me laugh - Great Movie!


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