RFF17 - RUNAWAY TRAIN 100 mins


Andrei Konchalovsky's second American film based on a screenplay by the Japanese master, Akira Kurosawa, may well be the only existential adventure thriller in Hollywood history.

Two dangerous prisoners escape from a desolate Alaskan maximum-security prison across the icy wilderness. To complete their break for freedom, the fugitives jump on board a freight train. However, when the train driver drops dead from a heart attack, they find themselves trapped, hurtling at a crazy speed towards disaster.

To prevent a disastrous head-on collision, the railroad heads decide to derail the runaway train, killing its occupants to save the lives of hundreds of others. But the fugitives have other ideas …

Featuring a stellar cast including Jon Voight, Eric Roberts, Rebecca De Mornay and Danny Trejo.

Screening Tue 31 Oct at:

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Tuesday, 31 October
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