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A tough jailbird and his sidekick break out of the hoosegow and find themselves trapped aboard a brakeless freight train heading for certain derailment in northwestern Canada. Harrowing existential action drama based on a screenplay by Akira Kurosawa. Voight is superb.

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Available on Running time 112 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Adventure Drama, Trains, Men in Prison, Great Escapes, Escaped Cons, Alaska
Andrei Konchalovsky, Djordje Milicevic, Edward (Eddie) Bunker, Paul Zindel
Edward (Eddie) Bunker, Jon Voight, Eric Roberts, Rebecca De Mornay, John P. Ryan, T.K. Carter, Kenneth McMillan, John Bloom
Alan Hume
Andrei Konchalovsky
Trevor Jones
Cannon Films


Golden Globes 1986: Actor--Drama (Voight).

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Runaway Train
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Andrei Konchalovsky directed the film Runaway Train starring Jon Voight (as Manny), Eric Roberts (as Buck) and Rebecca DeMornay (as Sara). Runaway Train came out in 1985 and has a total running time of 112 minutes. Manny and his sidekick Buck escape from prison in the dead of winter in an Alaskan prison. In hopes for freedom the hop on a freight train. Suddenly the engineer dies and now they are left on the train alone. They find that a young lady named Sara is also on the train and together the three are determined to survive and find freedom! Runaway Train was a good film. It was even nominated for three Oscars.