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Runaway Train


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Action adventure. Two convicts brave the subzero temperatures of Alaska to escape from prison. They board a passing train, but the driver suffers a heart attack, leaving the engine on full throttle. With the warden on their tail and railway officials watching the train's every move, the convicts find themselves facing almost certain death aboard the runaway locomotive. Widescreen. Review page 47.
Director Andrei Konchalovsky (1985, 18) ****


Director: Andrei Konchalovsky
Manny: Jon Voight
Buck: Eric Roberts
Sara: Rebecca de Mornay
Frank Barstow: Kyle T Heffner
Ranken: John P Ryan
Dave Prince: T K Carter
Eddie MacDonald: Kenneth McMillan
Ruby: Stacey Pickren
Conlan: Walter Wyatt
Jonah: Edward Bunker

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