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Derailed (2005)

When two married business executives having an affair are blackmailed by a violent criminal, the two must turn the tables on him to save their families.

Director:

Mikael Håfström

Writers:

Stuart Beattie (screenplay), James Siegel (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Cassel ... LaRoche
Clive Owen ... Charles Schine
Addison Timlin ... Amy Schine
Melissa George ... Deanna Schine
Jennifer Aniston ... Lucinda Harris
Sandra Bee Sandra Bee ... Train Conductor
RZA ... Winston Boyko
William Armstrong William Armstrong ... Accountant
Tom Conti ... Eliot Firth
Rachael Blake ... Susan Davis (as Rachel Blake)
Richard Leaf ... Night Clerk Ray
Xzibit ... Dexter
Catherine McCord ... Avery Price Receptionist
Denis O'Hare ... Jerry the Lawyer
Georgina Chapman ... Candy
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Storyline

Charles is worn down by his home life where he and his wife struggle to cope with the demands of their daughter's illness and his job. When he meets Lucinda on the train to work in Chicago, there is an immediate spark between them. Soon they are doing lunch; dinner and drinks follow. This leads to an adulterous rendezvous in a hotel. However, no sooner have they torn each other's clothes off than their room is invaded by a thief who beats Charles and rapes Lucinda. Because of the illicit nature of their relationship, Charles agrees with Lucinda who is reluctant to go to the police and soon finds he is powerless to resist the demands of the thief. Written by johnno.r@xtra.co.nz

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Taglines:

Some lines should never be crossed. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong disturbing violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

11 November 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Derailed See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,211,986, 13 November 2005

Gross USA:

$36,024,076

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$57,479,076
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

As Charles and Lucinda are checking into the hotel Dexter can be seen in the background. See more »

Goofs

When Charles is on the train platform watching the train leave, the camera moves behind him. In the reflection from the train's windows, the cameraman can be seen behind Charles. See more »

Quotes

Dexter: So you write commercials, huh?
Charles Schine: Yeah.
Dexter: I made this demo for this coffee commercial this one time. It was a fine piece of music.
Charles Schine: Really?
Dexter: Yeah.
Charles Schine: What'd they say?
Dexter: They said people who drink coffee don't like rap.
Charles Schine: That's ridiculous.
Dexter: That's what I said.
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Soundtracks

Johnny
Written by James Flemming Rasmussen and Rular Rah
Produced by DJ Khalil for DJ Khalil Productions
Performed by Rular Rah
Rular Rah appears courtesy of Brotha 2 Brotha Ent. Inc.
Contains a sample of "Johnny Got His Gun"
Performed by Flemming Rasmussen
Courtesy of Reprise Records
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Never goes off the tracks
5 February 2006 | by andy-armstrongSee all my reviews

Derailed is a tight, smart, and dangerous movie about risks. Based on the novel by the same name, it's hard to believe the book could be much better.

Jennifer Aniston gives a great performance, as does Clive Owen. The directing is spot on and the music is simple yet effective. One knock may be the film's cinematography; it looks like you've seen it or a movie like it before. Nothing special about the visual style.

Beware though, this movie is serious in all aspects. It can be violent, foul-mouthed,and at times really thrilling. Those are things thrillers usually aren't.

Luckily, Derailed never goes off the tracks and in the end makes it all the way to the credits. See it, rent it, or buy it. You'll believe that Hitchcock still lives.


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