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The Christmas Train (2017)

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A cynical journalist decides to take a train from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles for Christmas to get inspiration for a story in honor of his late father. He gets to know the other passengers and runs into an old flame while aboard.

Director:

Ron Oliver

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Neal H. Dobrofsky (teleplay) (as Neal Dobrofsky), Tippi Dobrofsky (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dermot Mulroney ... Tom Langdon
Kimberly Williams-Paisley ... Eleanor Carter
Danny Glover ... Max Powers
Joan Cusack ... Agnes
Holly Elissa ... Lelia
Kirsten Zien ... Julie
Anthony Konechny ... Steve
Jill Teed ... Roxanne
Karen Holness ... Misty
Terence Kelly ... Higgins
John Innes ... John Kelly
Nelson Wong ... Kenny Kwan
Jesse Stanley ... Regina
Eric Gustafsson ... Davey
Douglas Roy Dack Douglas Roy Dack ... Cabbie (as Douglas Dack)
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Storyline

A writer takes a four day trip on a train hoping to get ideas for a book he's writing in memory of his father. His true love happens to be on the train writing a script. They bond with different people along the way. It's obvious the two are still in love.

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Drama | Romance

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TV-G | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Christmas Train See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Karen Holness and Danny Glover starred in Donovan's Echo (2011). See more »

Goofs

The first aerial shot of a city skyline outside of Washington D.C., incorrectly labels the city as Toledo, OH, when it is clearly the city of Cleveland, OH. See more »

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Christmas Is Not My Thing
Written by Ron Oliver & Peter Allen
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An Enjoyable Ride!
26 November 2017 | by me-47169See all my reviews

I just finished watching the premier of Hallmark Hall of Fame​'s "The Christmas Train". It was a sweet story, with a well crafted script. The main 4 leads were perfectly cast. Joan Cusack, while always a little bit corky, had me smiling throughout the whole film. The back and forth between the films love interests (Kimberly and Dermot) was quite charming. It was fun to watch how Danny Glover brought out the best in his co-stars. While the parallel side mystery, kept me engaged.

The only real issue I had, was that this film had a tendency to cut short quite a few scenes. Which also gave way to a few pacing issues. There were a couple times I found myself wondering, "did I miss something?" and "how did we get here?" Yet, even with these flaws, I still found "The Christmas Train" to be an enjoyable ride!


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