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Well, I enjoyed it, once it got going (there's a whole lot of needless pottering about in a train for the first half hour). Naturally it doesn't bear a huge resemblance to its real-life inspiration, though people criticising some bits might want to read up a bit:
"The firing squad trying to hit the button was ridiculous." From Wikipedia's page on the real incident: "police shot at an Emergency Fuel Cutoff switch, although this had no effect because the button must be pressed for several seconds before the engine is starved of fuel and shuts down."
"Pine is the unbalanced rookie with a heart, and Washington is the skilled veteran with the know-how and heart. Sound familiar ?" The film might make it extra cliched, but in real life there was "a crew of two, an engineer with 31 years of service and a conductor with one year's experience". Sometimes cliches are cliches cos they're true, eh.
Fun Facts: Tony Scott's salary went from 9 to 6 million to get green light. Denzel Washington would not accept cutting 4 million of his 20 million paycheck and temporarily left production until he got even more money. The budget ended at almost 100 million.
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