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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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Cast

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Sandra Bee ...
Train Conductor
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Bill Armstrong ...
Accountant (as William Armstrong)
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Susan Davis (as Rachel Blake)
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Night Clerk Ray
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Avery Price Receptionist
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

They Never Saw It Coming. 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 USA:

$12,211,986, 13 November 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$36,024,076, 16 February 2006

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$57,479,076, 23 July 2006
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The gun Xzibit's character uses is the Israeli-made Desert Eagle. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie, Charlie retrieves this brief case and you are led to believe he gets his money back. The brief case is black, which was the one he gave them with $10K in it. The one with $100K was older and different, it was brown which implies he didn't get the $100K back. See more »

Quotes

Philippe LaRoche: [to Charles' daughter, in French] My name is Phillipe LaRoche, and I'm going to fuck your father from behind.
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Connections

References Arthur (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Really Want None
Written by Freedom Drayton
Performed by Free Murder
Courtesy of 36 Chambers Records
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User Reviews

 
It has it's pro's and cons
10 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

I saw a sneak preview of this film yesterday in Toronto (Younge & Eglington Theatre) There are some "cheesy" moments but I'm happy to say that they are far and few between.

The acting is not academy-award winning but you will be pleased with the performances.

It is an engaging film that brings you into a dark and gritty underworld that actually can feel quite real at times. You feel for the lead character.

One of the strengths of this film is character development.

It also has some twists that may actually surprise you in a good way.

I think the real downfall of this film is that it has a "Hollywood" ending. For me the film loses points for this.

One final note: the climax, although still good, was pieced together in such a way that it did not hold the tension enough for the theater audience. There was laughter and some heckling in my theater.

I wouldn't walk into this film expecting a ground-breaking film that will change the genre forever, but it is does have some good pacing and the story moved along quite nicely. It is an enjoyable film that I recommend.


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