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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.


Mikael Håfström


Stuart Beattie (screenplay), James Siegel (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Cassel ... LaRoche
Clive Owen ... Charles Schine
Addison Timlin ... Amy Schine
Melissa George ... Deanna Schine
Jennifer Aniston ... Lucinda Harris
Sandra Bee Sandra Bee ... Train Conductor
RZA ... Winston Boyko
Bill Armstrong Bill Armstrong ... Accountant (as William Armstrong)
Tom Conti ... Eliot Firth
Rachael Blake ... Susan Davis (as Rachel Blake)
Richard Leaf ... Night Clerk Ray
Xzibit ... Dexter
Catherine McCord ... Avery Price Receptionist
Denis O'Hare ... Jerry the Lawyer
Georgina Chapman ... Candy


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


Some lines should never be crossed. See more »


Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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English | French

Release Date:

11 November 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Descarrilados See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »


Box Office


$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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Technical Specs


| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Melissa George played the nanny to Jennifer Aniston's on-screen daughter, Emma, in Friends. See more »


The trains from the outside are clearly double-decker trains. When viewed from the inside, they are single deck. See more »


Charles Schine: I got all kinds of guilt.
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Umm okay, that was it?
11 November 2006 | by ClaytonDavisSee all my reviews

PRE Oscars REVIEW: I just saw a pre-screening of the film "Derailed" starring the great Clive Owen and Jennifer Aniston. What that means is that it wasn't a final version but very close to it. Well I must say I was eager to place Owen into contention for an Oscar nomination after last year popular "Closer." I'm sorry to say that he is out and it's due to the poor, predictable script.

The story was very underdeveloped and a bit unrealistic but the performances of Owen, Aniston, and Vincent Cassel kept the film moving. This movie was Unfaithful meets Matchstick Men meets Reindeer Games. I would recommend the film for a good popcorn flick but in terms of Oscar I would take it out of the game. Owen captures the nature of his character but flops in terms of staying in the location meaning his American accent. Although he is truly the hero of the story and you love the character. He got a couple of "claps" during the film. Aniston gives a very different performance than what we're used to but it works. She's very talented and I would love to see her nominated in the next coming years.

The standout of the cast is Vincent Cassel who's villainous, dark performance will go down in the books as one of the greatest villainous performances in the past years. He truly makes you hate him and you leave with a feeling in your stomach from him on screen. The worst part of the entire film was the terrible musical score which is very distracting and annoying but hopefully with better editing they'll get rid of it and hire someone new. So-so script and good performances make a pretty decent flick.

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