History Film / RunawayTrain

30th May '17 1:27:21 PM dieseldragons
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* MortonsFork: Barstow is ultimately presented with this. The runaway is approaching a tight curve adjacent to a chemical plant. Even at its reduced speed its more than likely to derail and crash into the plant causing a catastrophe spill. His hand forced by Eddie, he has choose the option with the least collateral damage, by sending the train onto a disused spur.

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* MortonsFork: Barstow is ultimately presented with this. The runaway is approaching a tight curve adjacent to a chemical plant. Even at its reduced speed its more than likely to derail and crash into the plant causing a catastrophe spill. His hand forced by Eddie, he has choose the option with the least collateral damage, by sending the train onto a disused spur.spur, condemning all on-board to certain death.


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* NeverGoingBackToPrison: Manny is resolved to never end up back in Stonehaven.
6th Jan '17 5:55:47 PM wittylibrarian
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* DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler: Manny.]]
6th Dec '16 1:30:28 PM dieseldragons
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* HellholePrison: Stonehaven pulls double duty as this and as TheAlcatraz. In Buck's description "its a shithole", the maximum security prison is run-down and in the middle of nowhere. With temperatures below 20, even if you somehow escape, the cold climate will end you. Only two other men managed to break out once (three including Buck), but Manny as of the film ''beat Rankin three times''. Needless to say, the warden is pissed [[OnlyICanKillHim and wants the bank robber dead]].

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* HellholePrison: Stonehaven pulls double duty as this and as TheAlcatraz. In Buck's description "its a shithole", the maximum security prison is run-down and in the middle of nowhere. With temperatures below 20, 30, even if you somehow escape, the cold climate will end you. Only two other men managed to break out once (three including Buck), but Manny as of the film ''beat Rankin three times''. Needless to say, the warden is pissed [[OnlyICanKillHim and wants the bank robber dead]].
6th Dec '16 1:26:33 PM dieseldragons
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* HellholePrison: Stonehaven pulls double duty as this and as TheAlcatraz. In Buck's description "its a shithole", the maximum security prison is run-down and in the middle of nowhere. With temperatures below 20, even if you somehow escape, the cold climate will end you. Only two other men managed to break out once (three including Buck), but Manny as of the film ''beat Rankin three times''. Needless to say, the warden is pissed [[OnlyICanKillHim and wants the bank robber dead]].
6th Dec '16 1:17:40 PM dieseldragons
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* BolivianArmyEnding: The audience doesn't see [[spoiler:Manny and Warden Rankin dying on the final engine]], which races into the snow-covered horizon as images of sullen-faced prisoners -- except for Manny's friend, [[BittersweetEnding who smiles]] -- cross the fading screen.

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* BolivianArmyEnding: The audience doesn't see [[spoiler:Manny and Warden Rankin dying on the final engine]], which races into the snow-covered horizon as images of sullen-faced prisoners -- except for Manny's friend, older brother, [[BittersweetEnding who smiles]] -- cross the fading screen.
6th Dec '16 1:15:37 PM dieseldragons
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* MurphysLaw: Everything that could go wrong, did go wrong, though for Manny [[spoiler:[[FaceDeathWithDignity this works out just perfectly]].]]
23rd Apr '16 12:51:30 AM Mdumas43073
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''Runaway Train'' is an action thriller film from the year 1985 directed by Creator/AndreiKonchalovsky for Creator/TheCannonGroup.

Based on a screenplay by Creator/AkiraKurosawa, the film tells a tale of two convicts, Manny (Creator/JonVoight) and Buck (Eric Roberts), who escape from an Alaskan prison and stow themselves away on a train. Unfortunately, the engineer dies at the throttle and their ride to freedom becomes a brakeless [[TitleDrop runaway train]]. While the train races across the snow-covered landscape, they come across remaining railroad worker Sara (Rebecca De Mornay) who warns them that the track they're on leads to certain doom. The three of them now must work to either stop or slow the train. Complicating things are the railroad company looking to derail the train before it causes any casualties along the line, and ruthless prison warden Rankin with a grudge against Manny who quickly figures out where his two escaped convicts have gone...

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''Runaway Train'' is an a 1985 action thriller film from the year 1985 directed by Creator/AndreiKonchalovsky for Creator/TheCannonGroup.

Based on
Creator/AndreiKonchalovsky, adapted from a screenplay by Creator/AkiraKurosawa, the Creator/AkiraKurosawa.

The
film tells a tale of two convicts, Manny (Creator/JonVoight) and Buck (Eric Roberts), who escape from an Alaskan prison and stow themselves away on a train. Unfortunately, the engineer dies at the throttle and their ride to freedom becomes a brakeless [[TitleDrop runaway train]]. While the train races across the snow-covered landscape, they come across remaining railroad worker Sara (Rebecca De Mornay) who warns them that the track they're on leads to certain doom. The three of them now must work to either stop or slow the train. Complicating things are the railroad company looking to derail the train before it causes any casualties along the line, and ruthless prison warden Rankin with Ranken (John P. Ryan), who holds a grudge against Manny who and quickly figures out where his two escaped convicts have gone...
9th Mar '15 9:06:23 PM ndboy
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* {{Fingore}}: Manny get the fingers on his left hand crushed by the train's knuckle coupler.
* HeelRealization: Manny reaches this upon seeing Buck's disgust and sadness at his own savageness in trying to kill the young man who idolized him. Buck informs him he's ''worse'' than Ranken, who is at least forthcoming with his brutality as warden, but Manny was adored by the inmates and seen as their hero. Manny [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone collapses on the floor in a fatalistic slump]].

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* {{Fingore}}: Manny get the fingers on gets half of his left hand crushed by the train's knuckle coupler.
* HeelRealization: Manny reaches this upon seeing Buck's disgust and sadness at his own savageness in trying to kill the young man who idolized idolzed him. Buck informs him he's ''worse'' than Ranken, who is at least forthcoming with his brutality as warden, but Manny was adored by the inmates and seen as their hero. Manny [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone collapses on the floor in a fatalistic slump]].
9th Mar '15 9:02:59 PM ndboy
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* {{Fingore}}: Manny get the fingers on his left hand crushed by the train's knuckle coupler.
9th Jan '15 12:10:25 AM marcoasalazarm
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** Punctuated by the quote from RichardIII.
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