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FULL SYNOPSIS

In this slapstick chase-adventure, some unlikely heroes try to outwit each other for possession of a huge stash of cash hidden on the train they are all riding together. The comedy is a little uneven here or at least not to everyone's taste, and the pace is fast-forward frantic. Josef (Ed Lauter) and Georgiana (Pamela Stephenson) manage to break into her father's estate and swipe $5 million in cash from the safe, with plans to spirit the money across country on a train. Meanwhile, Michael (Michael O'Keefe) is a con man being chased by irate women on a roller derby team who have reason to be angry with him. He zips into a second-hand clothing store and dons the disguise of an army uniform, hoping to board a train for New York unnoticed. But when an officer gets suspicious at the station, Michael retorts that he is escorting a nearby coffin -- a coffin that actually contains the stolen $5 mil. The thieves are also nearby, but for reasons of their own, they go along with Michael's charade. Along for the ride are a neurotic woman (Beverly D'Angelo), an eccentric train conductor (David Wayne), a stowaway Vietnam defector, a blond woman of the underworld, a nymphomaniac, and briefly, a crafty con man (Louis Gosset Jr.). From that point onward, episodic vignettes are tossed here and there as the train moves ever closer to New York, and the protagonists try to outmaneuver each other for the money. Viewers may note that along for his fourth cinematic ride is Jim Carrey in a bit part. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

  • Release date:May 18, 1984

Cast

Michael O'Keefe
as Michael Rangeloff
Beverly D'Angelo
as Standish Logan
Louis Gossett, Jr.
as Century
Ed Lauter
as Josef Sirola
David Wayne
as Stapleton
Brian Dennehy
as Mayor Frizzoli
John Schuck
as Police chief Norris
Pamela Stephenson
as Georgiana Latimer
Jim Carrey
as Lane Biddlecoff
Jack Riley
as Agent Ormond
Blu Mankuma
as Wade Eichorn
Timothy Blake
as Estelle Norris
Robert Clothier
as Art Bumbalee
Jayne Eastwood
as Anna-Marie Biddlecoff
Paul Jolicoeur
as Deputy Police Chief Dunaway
Richard Newman
as Pawnbroker
Frances Flanagan
as Nadine Gardner
Campbell Lane
as Stanton Gilmore
Wayne Robson
as Zev Tyndale
John Stocker
as UBS Editor
Harvey Atkin
as Salesman in Train
Paul Jolicoeur
as Deputy Police Chief Dunaway
Richard Newman
as Pawnbroker
Wayne Robson
as Zev Tyndale
Jayne Eastwood
as Anna-Marie Biddlecoff
Robert Clothier
as Art Bumbalee
John Stocker
as UBS Editor
Timothy Blake
as Estelle Norris
Campbell Lane
as Stanton Gilmore
Blu Mankuma
as Wade Eichorn
Frances Flanagan
as Nadine Gardner

Crew

Richard Lester
Director
Richard Lester
Producer
Terence Marsh
Producer
Terence Marsh
Screenwriter
Ronny Graham
Screenwriter
Ken Thorne
Composer (Music Score)
Terence Marsh
Production Designer
Dennis Washington
Art Director
Dusty Symonds
Associate Producer
Richard Lester
Executive Producer
Michael Seirton
Set Designer
Yvonne Blake
Costume Designer
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