History Film / Unstoppable

22nd Jan '16 6:08:18 PM trixus
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1st Nov '15 8:56:08 PM MadCat221
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Well, those math problems just got a lot more exciting, in this case: Train A leaves Railyard A at 70 mph, with no one at the controls and carrying enough explosives to level a small town. How long will it take for the heroes to stop it before disaster strikes?
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Well, those math problems just got a lot more exciting, in this case: Train A leaves Railyard A at 70 mph, with no one at the controls and carrying enough explosives explosive chemicals to level a small town. How long will it take for the heroes to stop it before disaster strikes?
21st Aug '15 8:12:28 PM TrollBrutal
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Unremarkable aversions and a completely derailed trope
* MisplacedWildlife: Averted. In a distance shot of 777, there's a very distinct Midwest woodchuck crossing the tracks. ** Surely that was a badger?

* [[DoomyDoomsOfDoom Oil Storage Tanks of Doom]]: If a train goes through the elevated tracks of the Stanton Curve at too high of a speed, then train will derail and crash into the industrial oil storage tanks below. Given some of the cars of 777 are carrying [[MadeOfExplodium molten phenol]], this would be ''bad''. ** The "Stanton Curve" is actually a real stretch of track in Bellaire, Ohio. Thankfully, there are no oil tanks there in real life.

* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: Averted.
25th May '15 8:32:16 AM ShinyTsukkomi
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What makes the film is the chemistry between Denzel's grizzled veteran Frank and Chris Pine's young rookie Will, as well as Tony Scott's eye for action and his adherence to the use of practical effects and stunts as opposed to [[ConspicuousCG CGI]] for the action sequences. Critics and viewers generally liked it, with a 6.9 on {{IMDb}}, $81 million in box office, and an 86% on RottenTomatoes.
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What makes the film is the chemistry between Denzel's grizzled veteran Frank and Chris Pine's young rookie Will, as well as Tony Scott's eye for action and his adherence to the use of practical effects and stunts as opposed to [[ConspicuousCG CGI]] for the action sequences. Critics and viewers generally liked it, with a 6.9 on {{IMDb}}, Website/IMDb, $81 million in box office, and an 86% on RottenTomatoes.Website/RottenTomatoes.
4th Apr '15 11:28:04 PM Killerweinerdog
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Well, those math problems just got a lot more exciting, in this case: Train A leaves Railyard A at 60+ mph, with no one at the controls. How long will it take for the heroes to stop it before disaster strikes?
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Well, those math problems just got a lot more exciting, in this case: Train A leaves Railyard A at 60+ 70 mph, with no one at the controls.controls and carrying enough explosives to level a small town. How long will it take for the heroes to stop it before disaster strikes?
4th Apr '15 11:22:18 PM Killerweinerdog
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Well, those math problems just got a lot more exciting.
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Well, those math problems just got a lot more exciting. exciting, in this case: Train A leaves Railyard A at 60+ mph, with no one at the controls. How long will it take for the heroes to stop it before disaster strikes?
19th Mar '15 9:29:44 PM TheRoguePenguin
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19th Mar '15 9:27:10 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* JerkassHasAPoint: Though Galvin makes a lot of mistakes down the line, his refusal of Connie's derailment plan is perfectly reasonable. Defaulting to causing a disaster, even in open county, is a bit of an overreaction when there hasn't been a single attempt to stop the train safely.
11th Feb '15 3:07:20 PM kerani
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added historical villain upgrade
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* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: In the actuall CSX 8888 incident, it was the railway company who ordered the eventually successful attempt to stop the train, rather than the attempt being done 'against orders' by the train crew. The company has also never released the name of the engineer portrayed as Dewey.
25th Jan '15 2:08:06 PM MadCat221
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* ObstructiveBureaucrat: Played straight with Galvin but averted with Kevin Corrigan's character, Inspector Werner, who realizes he can do more good trying to help the situation than rattle off safety code violations.
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* ObstructiveBureaucrat: Played straight with Galvin but averted with Kevin Corrigan's character, Inspector Werner, who realizes he can do more good trying to [[TheSmartGuy help the situation situation]] than rattle off safety code violations.
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