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Derailed (2005)

When two married business executives having an affair are blackmailed by a violent criminal, the two must turn the tables on him to save their families.

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Sandra Bee ...
Train Conductor
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Winston Boyko
William Armstrong ...
Accountant
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Susan Davis (as Rachel Blake)
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Night Clerk Ray
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Jerry the Lawyer
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Candy
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Storyline

Charles is worn down by his home life where he and his wife struggle to cope with the demands of their daughter's illness and his job. When he meets Lucinda on the train to work in Chicago, there is an immediate spark between them. Soon they are doing lunch; dinner and drinks follow. This leads to an adulterous rendezvous in a hotel. However, no sooner have they torn each other's clothes off than their room is invaded by a thief who beats Charles and rapes Lucinda. Because of the illicit nature of their relationship, Charles agrees with Lucinda who is reluctant to go to the police and soon finds he is powerless to resist the demands of the thief. Written by johnno.r@xtra.co.nz

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Mind the Gap See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong disturbing violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 November 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Descarrilados  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,211,986 (USA) (11 November 2005)

Gross:

$36,020,063 (USA) (10 February 2006)
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Trivia

Melissa George is just fifteen years older than her onscreen daughter, Addison Timlin. See more »

Goofs

When Lucinda and Charles are looking for a hotel the first hotel that Charles asks about is The Renaissance Hotel which is on Wacker Drive. Later when Lucinda asks the taxi driver to stop the cab the cab is again in front of The Renaissance going the opposite direction on Wacker. However, when the cab comes to a stop and they get out of the cab they are not standing out on Wacker Drive, nor in front of the Renaissance. See more »

Quotes

Charles Schine: I got all kinds of guilt.
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Featured in The Making of 'Derailed' (2006) See more »

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Wish I Had a Life
Written by Bruce Koplow
Performed by JD & The Straight Shot (as JD & the Straight Shot)
Courtesy of JD & the Straight Shot LLC
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Everyman facing a heap of trouble
5 March 2006 | by (Ljubljana, Slovenia) – See all my reviews

Clive Owen convincingly portrays an everyman who lives a life where every day is the same - until he unexpectedly meets a woman on a train and his life starts going off in new directions.

When that turns bad, his old habits reassert himself: instead of forming a plan with built-in alternatives, or being a brilliant improviser (like so many other thriller heroes), he forms simple plans and is always at a loss when they fail.

Other people feel that there are plot holes in this movie, but I feel that it just shows an everyman who is a slow starter, not the dynamic super-hero so many other protagonists turn into at the first sign of trouble.

Recommended.


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