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Detonator (1993)

Death Train (original title)
A train with hostages is stolen in Bremen, Germany. It's heading south through Europe with a nuclear bomb. A UN crime-fighting task force is in charge of stopping it in cooperation with local military and police.

Director:

David Jackson (as David S. Jackson)

Writer:

David Jackson (as David S. Jackson)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierce Brosnan ... Mike Graham
Patrick Stewart ... Malcolm Philpott
Alexandra Paul ... Sabrina Carver
Ted Levine ... Alex Tierney
Christopher Lee ... General Benin
John Abineri ... Leitzig
Nic D'Avirro Nic D'Avirro ... Rodenko
Clarke Peters ... Whitlock
Andreas Jung Andreas Jung ... Kolchinsky (as Andreas Sportelli)
Ron Berglas ... Roger Flint
Vili Matula Vili Matula ... Sigi
Lorrie Marlow ... Yolanda
Terrence Hardiman ... German Commander
Bill Leadbitter Bill Leadbitter ... Rosie
Daniel Stewart ... Tretyak
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Storyline

A German scientist has aided an ex-Soviet General in constructing a nuclear weapon, which is now in the possession of an American mercenary, heading across Europe in a hijacked goods train. Malcolm Philpott, a member of U.N.A.C.O., (United Nations Anti Crime Organization) must use a team of hand-picked Agents from various parts of the globe to stop this death train at all costs. Written by James Allan <alland@globalnet.co.uk>

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Plot Keywords:

train | 1990s | bremen | germany | soviet | See All (104) »

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It's Die Hard at 90 miles an hour! See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | Croatia | USA

Language:

Slovenian | Russian | German | Italian | English

Release Date:

14 April 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alistair MacLean's Death Train See more »

Filming Locations:

Bohinjska Bistrica, Slovenia See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Rankcolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

John Abineri is dubbed by David de Keyser. See more »

Goofs

There is no such thing as a central dispatch for all European railway. If there were, it would have had to be manned by a couple of thousand dispatchers in order to control all points, signals, trains, shunting operations and track works. In the movie only two different dispatchers are portrayed and not many more, if any, are visible. See more »

Quotes

Malcolm Philpott: We're in a state of martial law here. And *I'm* the Marshall.
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OK Cast, lame plot, weak action
8 August 2012 | by houseofjamesSee all my reviews

Anyone watching this film because Alistair Maclean's name is on it will be sorely let down. A weak plot involving stolen nukes is nothing you haven't seen before, done better. Some of the acting (Brosnan, Stewart and Paul) is good, but Ted Levine is simply laughable as the secondary antagonist. His silly redneck character weakens any threat to his scenes with Brosnan. The venerable Christopher Lee is rather miscast as an evil Russian mastermind.

Action scenes and photography are OK, but the editing, music and direction are dull. I also found it funny that it is some sort of UN team that goes after the nukes, where in real life it would be the Navy Seals or Delta Force that would be sent to deal with this train (and would certainly do a better job).


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