Runaway Train

In a snow storm in the middle of Alaska, at a crazy speed without stopping the train rushes in an unknown direction. The driver is dead, and no one to stop the steel whopper. In the train there are two others escaped from prison criminals and a young woman, and every new kilometer brings them to the death, whether to salvation...

  • Andrey Konchalovskiy

Release Date: 1986-01-17
IMDb icon 7.2/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $9,000,000
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $7,683,620
Othilia Heddi
22 March 2018 | 12:29

"Runaway train" (1985) — second account Hollywood productions Soviet film Director Andrei Konchalovsky. This film was placed on scenario-based Japanese classic movie Akira Kurosawa and filmed for the company's money "cannon" in mostly specializing in the release of second - and third-rate paintings, like the first paintings with the participation of Jean-Claude van the Damme.

The original production of the film took Akira Kurosawa in the 1960s, in that time working in Hollywood. However, he was disappointed the American film industry and back in Japan and removing the Hollywood no one film. The he gave the scenario "Trains-the fugitive" to his American friends-filmmakers Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas, who in turn gave the script Andrei Konchalovsky, who, incidentally, is an admirer of Kurosawa. As writes he in his memoirs, he were in Japan meeting with Kurosawa, that he has blessed him on shooting the upcoming film. In the result of which Kurosawa agreed to production picture.

As for the artistic features of the paintings, the film "runaway Train" is featured in the first of all, as action Thriller. On my opinion, this film is likely to be attributed to the genre of drama presented to the viewer in the action. So, despite the entertainment of shooting and tight plot, yet the strongest impressions are from the dramatic element of the film, before a game the main actors — Jon Voight, Eric Roberts and Rebecca De of Morna.

Among the actor's of this film, first and foremost, I would like to highlight the work of Jon Voight, who played the role of a hardened criminal convicted for the robbery and murder. Particularly impressive is the scene of the showdown in the train, when a hero with a bloodthirsty expression on his face was ready to deal with his partner, whose role was played by Roberts. However, under the screams of the heroine of De hero Mornay Roberts, "Kill him! Kill!" the hero Voight quietly from the monster becomes a man again. At about this stage it is also worth noting that Kurosawa's influence here is noticeable, but it is the representation of the passions on the screen. The same thing can be said about the final scene, when the hero asks the hero Roberts Voight, screaming at him after, stop the locomotive of the train bound for a standstill.

On the contribution of the other pattern makers, it should be noted cinematographer Alan Hume, who shot the unmanaged train with various plans, the soundtrack by Trevor Jones, disturbing the soul, and installation, Henry Richardson, amplifying the voltage on the screen.

As for sympathy for this statement among the critics, we can say that "runaway Train" — the most successful American film Andrei Konchalovsky. The however, the film does not could pay for itself in rolled the Director explains that film — Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus (they both were executives of the company, "cannon") — could not laminating the films. Despite the rolling failure, the film won the award "Golden globe" in the nomination "Best male role" (Jon Voight), and was also nominated for the Grand Prix at the Cannes film festival and the award "Oscar" in three categories "Best actor", "Best male actor" and"Best editing". If to talk about the gate screen, is to refer again to the memoirs of Konchalovsky that "Trains-the fugitive" would expect more success if it was shot not on "cannon". Perhaps that's why film critic Michael Phillips in 2010 called "runaway Train" "the most underrated film of the 1980s."

What is still captivates the viewer from this film? On my opinion, its humanism. So, in this picture forged of heroes and villains, typical for Hollywood action. So, with one hand, the hero Voight portrayed on the screen ambiguous character (more about that mentioned above), with the other hand, the hero Ryan, who plays the warden, according to the story forced one of prisoners to make an attempt on the main character, the most, forcing him to escape. In this vein, it is worth noting an intense conversation escaped prisoner and the warden in the locomotive in the end of the film. And exactly when at the phrase hero Ryan "Consider yourself a hero, right? Shit! Bastard!" the hero Voight responds: "We both scum, brother." Another feature of the film is a kind of alloy are qualitatively captured militants and successfully delivered a philosophical parable, backed up by the quote of William Shakespeare in last frame: "Sometimes the beast is fierce, but he familiar pity. No pity in me and so I not a beast."

In General, I would recommend this picture to a mandatory watch for all the movie lovers, interested in filmmaking Andrei Konchalovsky.

Jemie Ladew
01 April 2010 | 09:18

To say that it was one strain tested for viewing time means nothing to say. Konchalovsky filmed a dream that lives in many — escape the captivity of communal hatred and show that you're human and have a right to life, even if it will be very expensive. Nismotrya on what the struggle for freedom seems a little trite by modern standards, for Konchalovsky this is undoubtedly a great leap forward. Not every Russian Director could then to remove the film so American.

Today's images of the characters Eric Roberts significantly different from the young criminal, in the skin of which he had to dip in 1985. He is more like the role of seducer, a sex symbol 17-year-old girls, rather than on mologogo person at the chance caught behind bars prison. Probably Torena his life haven't have time to fix, who knows...

Ramonda Delwin
28 December 2010 | 08:20

" — the beast Is fierce, but he familiar pity.

- No pity in me and so I not a beast"
(C) William Shakespeare "Richard III"

Only recently intrigued by the work of the Director Andrey Konchalovskiy, the first thing I looked up in the ribbon. It is strange that I used it is nothing heard, even though my friends call her cult, about which I remained doubtful. But after watching believe not only "cult" but and what we have a masterpiece. But everything order.

It was very strange to watch this film almost a few days after watching the recently released "Unmanaged". There is a sense of unoriginality to almost throughout the film, as to the Hollywood industry in General. It seems to be in front of us adventure with elements of a Thriller, Thriller and even melodrama (ordinary hodgepodge), but if a little to think about it, you can see much, much more. Interesting to see how an exciting fighter goes into no less exciting, and still very clever drama about the true face of the man in non-standard conditions. Moreover, the face is not always pleasant, often it can be worse than that, it seems to really. Choosing the train as the main place of action is not random. The railroad in this case symbolizes the journey of life and the inevitability. In General, the scenario is very complex and multifaceted, despite the simple plot, Akira Kurosawa after all, the original wrote.

Although even if not particularly loaded at the meaning, the film still many like it. As a minimum due to the excellent (though banal) story. Look really very interesting and exciting. The characters are ambiguous, but spelled out very well, in largely thanks to the excellent dialogue.

From directing all at the highest level. It is striking that almost all the shooting took place on nature in the winter, to the same were still 1985, yeah and the budget is unlikely was particularly large. Despite this, there are many very showy and spectacular scenes, great camera work Alan Hume and good stunts. In addition, there is a great atmosphere that complements the wonderful music Trevor Jones.

A separate topic about the acting. Jon Voight played here undoubtedly his best role and deservedly won for her Golden globe. But if Voight always plays well, it here really surprised Eric Roberts, I though it like, but is usually weak, but not only here a great role. Loved the John P. Ryan Rebecca De of Morna. And careful viewers will notice a cameo Danny Trejo, for that the role became the first career.

Conclusion: very exciting genre film, blends in a philosophical parable. One of the most underrated films of the eighties. Well and the best film by Andrei Konchalovsky. Must watch!


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How much has Runaway Train made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $7,683,620.
How much did it cost to make Runaway Train?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $9,000,000.
Who is the director of the movie Runaway Train?
This tv-show was directed by Andrey Konchalovskiy.
What is the genre of Runaway Train?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Action, Adventure, Drama.
Who starred in Runaway Train?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Jon Voight, Eric Roberts, Rebecca De Mornay, Kyle T. Heffner, John P. Ryan.
What is Runaway Train IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 7.2.
When was Runaway Train released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 1986-01-17.