Trivia / Unstoppable

  • Actor Allusion: Denzel Washington's character is named Frank Barnes; in American Gangster, a prior film of his (which just so happens to have been made by Tony Scott's brother Ridley), there is a character named Nicky Barnes, and Denzel played Frank Lucas.
  • Production Posse: Tony Scott and Denzel Washington had previously worked together on Crimson Tide, Man on Fire, Déjà Vu and the remake of The Taking of Pelham One Two Three.
  • While there are Real Place Background spots in the movie where No Communities Were Harmed, they all have fake names to cover up their actual real-world locals. The only place in the movie that gets any semblance of realism is the mention of Horseshoe Curve (a railfan's wet dream in most cases) and the giant bridge / curve which is physically located in Bellaire, Ohio but in the movie gets a huge leap to Scranton, Pa (according to map, renamed to Stranton for the movie)
    • The reason for the leap was made more clear in commentary for the movie reviews; apparently the director happened to be a railfan also and figured Scranton, Pa where the real life Railroad Museum Steam Town U.S.A. exists would be a perfect place to end it.