• Runaway Train (1986)

Runaway Train

Release Date: January 17th, 1986

DVD Release Date: March 31st, 1998

R |1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary

Escaped convicts (Jon Voight, Eric Roberts) and a stowaway girl (Rebecca De Mornay) ride an unmanned diesel speeding out of control through Alaska.

Cast: Jon Voight, Eric Roberts, Rebecca De Mornay, Kyle T. Heffner, John P. Ryan, T.K. Carter, Kenneth McMillan, Stacey Pickren

Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy

Genres: Action

Production Co: Golan-Globus

Distributors: MGM/UA Home Entertainment Inc.

Keywords: Suspenseful, Engaging, Tense, Rivalry, Escape, 1980s, Gripping

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Runaway Train is a reminder that the great adventures are great because they happen to people we care about. show more

  • 63
    Gene SiskelChicago Tribune

    Although the film isn't an empty picture, it is too much of a good thing. Voight delivers a wonderful speech to Roberts about survival, but it's only one of many such monologues. Similarly, Roberts is tiring in his frantic reactions. show more

  • 88
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    Runaway Train belongs to a rare genre: the intelligent thriller. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com


Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role