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Runaway Train, The Movie

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A ride that they won’t be forgotten takes place in this 80’s movie. Passengers travel on a train that has more problems than they could handle.

Runaway Train, The DVD


When a threat was made on his life while serving jail sentence, Oscar “Manny” Manheim (played by Jon Voight) escapes and runs to his freedom in the movie Runaway Train.

Along with his buddy Buck (played by Eric Roberts), Manny boards a train to escape his captors. But little do they know that not only is the train without a driver but it has no brakes in the movie Runaway Train.


Oscar 'Manny' Manheim - Jon Voight
Buck - Eric Roberts
Sara - Rebeccas De Mornay
Frank Barstow - Kyle T. Heffner
Warden Ranken - onn P Ryan
Dave Prince - TK Carter
Eddie MacDonald - Kenneth McMillan
Ruby - Stacey Pickren
Conlan - Walter Wyatt
Jonah - Edward Bunker
Al Turner - Reid Cruickshanks
Fat Con - Dan Wray
Short Con - Michael Lee Gogin
Tall Con - John Bloom
Old Con - Hank Worden


In order to put on the required 30lb of muscle for the movie Runaway Train, Eric Roberts had to work out for several months.

Jon Voight was nominated for an Academy Award for best actor for the film Runaway Train, but won a Golden Globe award instead.

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The Movie Runaway Train, The was released to theatres on 12/06/1985 by Cannon, and grossed $7,936,012 at the box office in the US.

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