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19th May '16 5:13:08 PM nombretomado
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%%* ''LaverneAndShirley'' - "Murder on the Moosejaw Express."
* The ''MurderSheWrote'' move ''South by Southwest'' begins as a version of ''The Lady Vanishes'', with Jessica on a train to El Paso.

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%%* ''LaverneAndShirley'' ''Series/LaverneAndShirley'' - "Murder on the Moosejaw Express."
* The ''MurderSheWrote'' ''Series/MurderSheWrote'' move ''South by Southwest'' begins as a version of ''The Lady Vanishes'', with Jessica on a train to El Paso.



%%* ''QuantumLeap'': "Honeymoon Express"
* On ''{{SCTV}}'' there was a parody sketch of ''Orient Express'' called "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4C8VMdBaCPg Death Takes No Holiday]]," featuring John Candy as Hercule Poirot uttering the immortal lines, "Someone abord zis train is a Murderer! -- Perhaps ''even ze Train Itself ... '''IS A MURDERER!'''''

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%%* ''QuantumLeap'': ''Series/QuantumLeap'': "Honeymoon Express"
* On ''{{SCTV}}'' ''Series/{{SCTV}}'' there was a parody sketch of ''Orient Express'' called "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4C8VMdBaCPg Death Takes No Holiday]]," featuring John Candy as Hercule Poirot uttering the immortal lines, "Someone abord zis train is a Murderer! -- Perhaps ''even ze Train Itself ... '''IS A MURDERER!'''''
11th May '16 6:55:01 PM Cinereous
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* ''Literature/JokerGame'' episode 6 takes place on the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asia_Express Asia Express]] when a Soviet diplomat looking to defect from his country ends up murdered before he can make contact with D Agency spy Tazaki.
8th Jan '16 6:22:37 PM DrOO7
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** ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe'' likely references this with a similar scene of another Dragon, Jaws, trying to kill Bond and Anya Amasova.
** ''Film/{{Spectre}}'' likely references ''both'' films with yet another Dragon trying to do precisely the same thing.

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** At the end of ''Film/LiveAndLetDie'', Bond battles the henchman Tee Hee before joining Solitaire in bed.
** ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe'' likely references this refers to FRWL with a similar scene of another Dragon, Jaws, trying to kill Bond and Anya Amasova.
** ''Film/{{Spectre}}'' likely references ''both'' refers to all three films with yet another Dragon trying to do precisely the same thing.
28th Oct '15 2:23:34 PM DrOO7
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** The upcoming film ''Film/{{Spectre}}'' likely references ''both'' films with yet another Dragon trying to do precisely the same thing.

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** The upcoming film ''Film/{{Spectre}}'' likely references ''both'' films with yet another Dragon trying to do precisely the same thing.
17th Oct '15 9:01:42 PM foxley
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* ''Literature/ClockworkCentury'': ''Dreadnought'' is largely set on the eponymous train, with a mystery involving exactly what the Dreadnought's mysterious cargo is, and why so many people want it.



%%* ''Series/TheGoodies'' parodied this trope in "Daylight Robbery on the Orient Express''.

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%%* * ''Series/TheGoodies'' parodied this trope in "Daylight Robbery on the Orient Express''.Express'', with the Goodies arranging a mystery on a train for a convention of famous detectives..
13th Oct '15 11:49:23 AM JamesAustin
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* A significant portion near the end of ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove'' takes place in a train, where the TheDragon finally makes his move to kill Film/JamesBond.
** ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe'' likely references this with a similar scene of another [[TheDragon Dragon]] trying to kill Bond and his GirlOfTheWeek, and the upcoming film ''{{Film/Spectre}}'' likely references ''both'' films with yet another [[TheDragon Dragon]] trying to do precisely the same thing.

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* ''Film/JamesBond'':
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A significant portion near the end of ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove'' takes place in a train, where the TheDragon finally makes his move to kill Film/JamesBond.
James Bond.
** ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe'' likely references this with a similar scene of another [[TheDragon Dragon]] Dragon, Jaws, trying to kill Bond and his GirlOfTheWeek, and the Anya Amasova.
** The
upcoming film ''{{Film/Spectre}}'' ''Film/{{Spectre}}'' likely references ''both'' films with yet another [[TheDragon Dragon]] Dragon trying to do precisely the same thing.
12th Oct '15 9:31:38 AM rafi
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%%* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' has a terrorist attack inside a train.



* ''SoulEater'': episode 30 of the anime, "The Red Hot Runaway Express". Kid, Patty and Liz have to board the speeding train and fight an enemy on board for possession of a magical artifact, while a third party outside is fighting both sides.

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* ''SoulEater'': ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' has more than one case settle in the train. Also an important arc called "Mystery Train".
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' has a terrorist attack inside a train in the early stories. Too bad for him that Ed and Al are on board.
* ''Manga/SoulEater'':
episode 30 of the anime, "The Red Hot Runaway Express". Kid, Patty and Liz have to board the speeding train and fight an enemy on board for possession of a magical artifact, while a third party outside is fighting both sides.
6th Oct '15 12:37:55 AM DrOO7
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** ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe'' likely references this with a similar scene of another [[TheDragon Dragon]] trying to kill Bond and his GirlOfTheWeek, and the upcoming film ''{{Film/Spectre}}'' likely references ''both'' films with yet another [[TheDragon Dragon]] trying to do precisely the same thing.



* The Literature/PhryneFisher novel ''Murder on the Ballarat Train'', although only about a thrid of the novel is actually set on the train.

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* The Literature/PhryneFisher novel ''Murder on the Ballarat Train'', although only about a thrid third of the novel is actually set on the train.


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* A ''Literature/NancyDrew''[=/=]''Main/HardyBoys'' Supermystery titled "Mystery Train" had the titular characters taking a cross-country train ride that inevitably turned into a BusmansHoliday when both a murder and an inexplicable disappearance occurred.
18th Sep '15 2:47:49 PM SilentHunterUK
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* The ''Merc 2000'' setting of ''TabletopGame/Twilight 2000'' had an adventure called "Mess on the Orient Express", which involves the player characters having to find a stolen giant Buddha on the Orient Express.

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* The ''Merc 2000'' setting of ''TabletopGame/Twilight 2000'' ''TabletopGame/{{Twilight 2000}}'' had an adventure called "Mess on the Orient Express", which involves the player characters having to find a stolen giant Buddha on the Orient Express.
18th Sep '15 2:46:15 PM SilentHunterUK
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* The ''Merc 2000'' setting of ''TabletopGame/Twilight 2000'' had an adventure called "Mess on the Orient Express", which involves the player characters having to find a stolen giant Buddha on the Orient Express.
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