History Film / RunawayTrain

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.

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

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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.
27th Dec '14 9:02:07 PM LTR
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* DontTouchItYouIdiot: Yardmaster Pulasky picks up fragments of the glowing hot brake shoes that burned off the runaway.

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* DontTouchItYouIdiot: Yardmaster Pulasky picks up fragments of the glowing hot brake shoes that burned off the runaway.runaway and also melted a ''steaming hole'' in the snowbank where they landed. He regrets it pretty quickly.
29th Nov '14 9:14:31 PM Prfnoff
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->'''Eddie:''' Hey, Barstow. Why don't you stop her? You put the system in. Cost the company 4.5 million.
->'''Barstow:''' Listen, Eddie. This system is designed for the efficient dispatching of trains when manned, ''not to stop'' them when they're unmanned. The brake shoes have burned off. The over-speed control must have gotten ''screwed up'' from the collision!

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

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->'''Eddie:''' Hey, Barstow. Why don't you stop her? You put the system in. Cost the company 4.5 million.
->'''Barstow:'''
million.\\
'''Barstow:'''
Listen, Eddie. This system is designed for the efficient dispatching of trains when manned, ''not to stop'' them when they're unmanned. The brake shoes have burned off. The over-speed control must have gotten ''screwed up'' from the collision!

''Runaway Train'' is an action thriller film from the year 1985 directed by Creator/AndreiKonchalovsky.
Creator/AndreiKonchalovsky for Creator/TheCannonGroup.
18th Nov '14 8:47:01 AM wittylibrarian
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* ShoutOutToShakespeare: The closing quote. "[[RichardIII No beast so fierce but knows some touch of pity]]. [[MeaningfulEcho But I know none, and therefore am no beast.]]"
12th Oct '14 12:53:38 AM marcoasalazarm
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* WardensAreEvil: Rankin. Granted, Manny is mentioned (and then shown) to be an escape artist and a violent thug, but Rankin himself is a RabidCop that welded Manny's solitary confinement cell shut (and felt content to have managed to keep him inside for a year before the court forced him to cut it open), arranged for other prisoners to try (unsuccessfully) to kill Manny, and violently strong-arms a train technician to tell him where the runaway train is so he can give it chase personally.

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* WardensAreEvil: Rankin. Granted, Manny is mentioned (and then shown) to be an escape artist and a violent thug, but Rankin himself is a RabidCop that welded Manny's solitary confinement cell shut (and felt content to have managed to keep him inside for a year three years before the court forced him to cut it open), arranged for other prisoners to try (unsuccessfully) to kill Manny, and violently strong-arms a train technician to tell him where the runaway train is so he can give it chase personally.
17th Sep '14 6:15:22 PM marcoasalazarm
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* StrawNihilist: What Manny increasingly becomes over the course of the film. He gives his fair share of [[DespairSpeech Despair Speeches]] ridiculing anyone's [[CrapsackWorld beliefs in hope, miracles faith]] or living any [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism unrealistic dream incompatible with reality]]. Rankin taunts him abroad the runaway approaching the end of line, that he'll burn in Hell for this. All Manny does is ''smile'' and scoff at the statement, that's all the audience needs to know, [[CessationOfExistence just how absurd he thinks any belief in the afterlife is]]. The ultimate icing-on-the-cake he delivers that cements his nihilism is his line "Win, lose, what's the difference?" at their current situation as the train's about to crash.

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* StrawNihilist: What Manny increasingly becomes over the course of the film. He gives his fair share of [[DespairSpeech Despair Speeches]] ridiculing anyone's [[CrapsackWorld beliefs in hope, miracles miracles, faith]] or living any [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism unrealistic dream incompatible with reality]]. Rankin taunts him abroad the runaway approaching the end of line, that he'll burn in Hell for this. All Manny does is ''smile'' and scoff at the statement, that's all the audience needs to know, [[CessationOfExistence just how absurd he thinks any belief in the afterlife is]]. The ultimate icing-on-the-cake he delivers that cements his nihilism is his line "Win, lose, what's the difference?" at their current situation as the train's about to crash.


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* WardensAreEvil: Rankin. Granted, Manny is mentioned (and then shown) to be an escape artist and a violent thug, but Rankin himself is a RabidCop that welded Manny's solitary confinement cell shut (and felt content to have managed to keep him inside for a year before the court forced him to cut it open), arranged for other prisoners to try (unsuccessfully) to kill Manny, and violently strong-arms a train technician to tell him where the runaway train is so he can give it chase personally.
17th Sep '14 1:34:15 PM Morgenthaler
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'''''Runaway Train''''' is an action thriller film from the year 1985 by Creator/AndreiKonchalovsky.

Based on a screenplay by Creator/AkiraKurosawa, the film tells a tale of two convicts, Manny (Jon Voight) 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''''' ''Runaway Train'' is an action thriller film from the year 1985 by Creator/AndreiKonchalovsky.

Based on a screenplay by Creator/AkiraKurosawa, the film tells a tale of two convicts, Manny (Jon Voight) (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...



* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]]: [[spoiler:Manny makes the jump onto the main train engine, at the cost of half his hand. He defeats Rankin and traps him on the engine, and then goes back out and decouples the engine from the rest of the train, sparing Buck and Sara's lives before climbing onto the engine's roof and [[FaceDeathWithDignity finishing the ride]] somewhere off the horizon. It's left to the viewer to determine if Manny was doing it to spare Buck and Sara or defy the warden's expectations.]]

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* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]]: HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Manny makes the jump onto the main train engine, at the cost of half his hand. He defeats Rankin and traps him on the engine, and then goes back out and decouples the engine from the rest of the train, sparing Buck and Sara's lives before climbing onto the engine's roof and [[FaceDeathWithDignity finishing the ride]] somewhere off the horizon. It's left to the viewer to determine if Manny was doing it to spare Buck and Sara or defy the warden's expectations.]]



* [[spoiler:IDieFree: With Ranken his prisoner now, Manny in the end, is in control of the runaway engine. The locomotives are approaching the end of the abandoned spur, crashing through a disused tunnel. Ranken orders Manny to shut down the engine, which he refuses for he'd rather achieve freedom in death.]]

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* [[spoiler:IDieFree: With IDieFree: [[spoiler:With Ranken his prisoner now, Manny in the end, is in control of the runaway engine. The locomotives are approaching the end of the abandoned spur, crashing through a disused tunnel. Ranken orders Manny to shut down the engine, which he refuses for he'd rather achieve freedom in death.]]
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