Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Runaway Train (1985)

Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy. Cast: Jon Voight, Eric Roberts, Rebecca De Mornay, John P Ryan. 111 min. Rated R. Thriller.

An oldie but goodie. Based on a screenplay by Kurosawa, Voight and Roberts are two escaping convicts who accidentally end up on a runaway train in the Alaska cold, with the jail warden hot on their tracks. Interestingly, both the protagonist and the villain (Voight and the warden) are true maniacs - a rarity in the movie realm. Voight's acting skills can almost be described as "disturbing", as in one scene, he looks more like an animal than human. The last scene will put you in a trance.

Mo says:


  1. Saw it a while back and definitely worth watching. I am sure it will be on a cable channel on one of those lazy weekend nights.

  2. Actually this was recently recommended to me by a relative ... and he was quite persistent! I'm happy that I obliged.