Night Train

April 30th, 2009


Night Train

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Leelee Sobieski in Night Train

Two Passengers and the conductor discover that a person has passed away on their Night Train cabin. They come across valuable diamonds on his person...

Release Year: 2009

Rating: 5.8/10 (4,700 voted)

Director: Brian King

Stars: Danny Glover, Leelee Sobieski, Steve Zahn

Two Passengers and the conductor discover that a person has passed away on their Night Train cabin. They come across valuable diamonds on his person, that they wish to keep for themselves. So, to make it look like the man never boarded the train, they conspire to dump his body in a river that the train passes. Their scheme to get rid of the corpse escalates to the point where they have to chop up his body just to fit him into a small trunk. They then become paranoid, as they might turn on each other.

Danny Glover - Miles
Leelee Sobieski - Chloe
Steve Zahn - Pete
Matthias Schweighöfer - Frankie (as Matthias Schweighoefer)
Takatsuna Mukai - Hiro
Togo Igawa - Yamashita
Richard O'Brien - Mrs. Froy
Jo Marr - Mr. Cairo
Constantine Gregory - Mr. Gutman
Harry Anichkin - Walter
Geoff Bell - Detective
Luca Bercovici - Man
Marianne Stanicheva - Woman (as Mariana Stanisheva)
Dessi Morales - Nurse (as Desislava Nikolova-Morales)
Yana Atanasova Popova - Little Girl

Taglines: Greed has its price.

Release Date: 30 April 2009

Filming Locations: Bulgaria

Did You Know?

The character names of Gutman (Constantine Gregory) and Cairo (Jo Marr) are direct homages to those played by Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre in The Maltese Falcon.

Continuity: The Christmas package holding the box moves between scenes. When Steve Zahn first removes the box the package is on the floor, the camera switches to a long shot, we see the package back on the man's lap and so forth throughout the scene of everyone picking up and looking into the box.

User Review

Well paced, well acted and suspenseful

Rating: 8/10

Leelee Sobieski, Danny Glover, and Steve Zahn give life to their characters as people overcome with greed (or hope) for a better life. What starts out as an innocent "finders keepers" tale turns into a lemming march to destruction.

The story is about three strangers whose lives intersect while traveling at night on a train during the Christmas holidays. Sobieski is Chloe, a biology/med student unhappy with her future prospects of following a career not of her choosing. Danny Glover is the aging conductor whose family is desperately in need of additional financial support that he cannot provide. Zahn is a wannabe salesman whose life story seems to be one of alcohol abuse and failure. The story swirls around these strangers as they try to hold onto a box of riches which can fulfill their dreams.

Although obviously a low budget production, the suspense is well paced, the action sequences are timed perfectly and the characters are all empathetic (especially Glover's character, the conductor). Only one fault I find with the movie is a couple of minutes of totally unnecessary gore. Otherwise a solid piece of film making and storytelling.


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