Trivia / Runaway Train

  • Dedication: This film is dedicated to Richard Holley, a helicopter pilot who died during the filming.
  • Deleted Scene: The script originally had a consist of locomotives chase after the runaway, attempting to couple-up and drag it to a stop, (eerily similar to the real-life story the movie Unstoppable is based on) but Barstow has to order them to stop, rightfully fearing they'll crash if the runaway tears up the elderly Seneca bridge at its excessive speed.
  • What Could Have Been: Akira Kurosawa also planned to direct this movie, but the plans fell through.