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Terror Express (1980)

La ragazza del vagone letto (original title)
Three thugs commandeer a couple of cars on a moving train and spread terror among the passengers.


Ferdinando Baldi


George Eastman (as Luigi Montefiori)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Silvia Dionisio ... Juliet
Werner Pochath ... David
Zora Kerova ... Anna
Gianluigi Chirizzi Gianluigi Chirizzi ... Peter
Carlo De Mejo ... Ernie
Giancarlo Maestri Giancarlo Maestri ... The Policeman
Fausto Lombardi ... Phil
Gino Milli Gino Milli ... The Conductor
Antonio Maimone Antonio Maimone ... Mr. Hobbes (as Antonino Maimone)
Roberto Caporali Roberto Caporali ... Evelyn's Father
Gianfranca Dionisi Gianfranca Dionisi ... Evelyn's Mother
Rita Livesi Rita Livesi ... Mary
Gianfilippo Carcano Gianfilippo Carcano ... Harold
Andrea Scotti Andrea Scotti ... Willis
Cesare Gelli Cesare Gelli ... (as Cesare Galli)


Almost ten passengers are traveling in a bed-car on a long-trip train. Among them there are a prostitute, a pair of couples, some girls, a policeman and three violent boys. The three guys succeeded to steal the policeman's gun, taking also the control of some cars of the train. Soon humiliations, raping and murdering are perpetrated to passengers. An unexpected stop could change the situation giving to Pierre a former prisoner the chance for revenge. Written by 1felco

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Release Date:

10 January 1980 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Horror-Sex im Nachtexpress See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


The uncut pre-cert UK video, on the Fletcher label, was seized by a number of police forces during the 1980's video nasty scare, although the film may have been mistaken for Last Stop on the Night Train (1975). See more »


Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

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Pulling a train
20 December 2006 | by lazarilloSee all my reviews

This is a movie for people who don't find the infamous "Late Night Trains" sleazy enough for their taste. Actually though, this movie, while nowhere near as good, is a lot less disturbing than its more notorious cousin because it's just too ridiculous to take seriously. Silvia Dionisio plays the train prostitute. Why an overnight train really needs a prostitute I don't know, but she sure does a lot of business. There's also a criminal who is being transported by Interpol and ends up becoming the protagonist by default(perhaps this was inspired by the original "Assualt on Precinct 13"). The villains are three pathetic w*nkers who are far more annoying than scary. Anyone worth their salt could have beaten the hell out of these idiots and tossed them off the train with their flick-knives in their a***s, but these twits somehow manage to cow all the other passengers and have their way with them--usually sexually.

Sex is pretty much the name of the game here. Besides Dionisio doing what she does best, you have the equally infamous Zora Kerova as a passenger who willingly cheats on her boorish husband with one of the miscreants in the toilet but gets her comeuppance when one of the other guys barges in on them for some additional action (I guess the filmmakers saw "Straw Dogs" too). I don't know where they got the scene with the father who has incestuous designs on his own daughter and is forced to gamble with other male passengers for her virginity (I suppose this kind of sleaze could ONLY have come from Italy). He doesn't win, fortunately; the same sleaze bag who earlier raped Dionisio and Kerova gets the honors (you have to admire his stamina if nothing else). Still, like the rest of the movie of the movie, this scene would have been a lot more disturbing if the "virgin" in question wasn't being played by an actress who looks to be an aspiring porn starlet.

The violence and suspense on the other hand is almost nil. This is grade Z Italian sleaze in every sense of the word, but I guess if that is what you are looking for . . .

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