20th Century Fox/Dune/Scott Free/Prospect
Park/Millbrook Farm (Tony Scott, Julie Yorn, Mimi Rogers, Eric McLeod & Alex Young)
W: Mark Bomback
DP: Ben Seresin
Ed: Chris Lebenzon & Robert
Mus: Harry Gregson-Williams
Denzel Washington (Frank Barnes), Chris Pine (Will
Colson), Rosario Dawson (Connie Hooper), Ethan Suplee (Dewey), Kevin Dunn (Oscar)
In the mid-80's, Jon Voight & Eric Roberts
starred in a similar movie, simply called Runaway Train, which was a marginally better movie despite not being based on a true story.
The plot for Unstoppable could easily have quashed
into an episode for a tv series or even a movie-of-the-week. They may not have got Denzel though, easily the best thing about this movie. It's all quite ridiculous and almost
unbelievably that these events are based on a true story, but this is a world where stranger things have happened.
The moral of the story seems to be that; If you
don't do your job properly on the railroad, you'll wind up working for McDonald's.
Was it also necessary for the pathetically
inappropriate Missy Elliott song (called "Work") in the closing credits?
The film may be unstoppable, but it certainly