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Writer/director J.J. Abrams teams with producer Steven Spielberg for this period sci-fi thriller set in the late '70s, and centering on a mysterious train crash in a small Ohio town. Summer, 1979: a group of young friends are filming a Super-8 movie when a pickup truck derails a speeding train. When the locals start to disappear and even the inquisitive deputy can't come up with answers, suspicions emerge that the incident was anything but an accident. As the truth finally begins emerge, no one is prepared to learn what now stalks the unsuspecting citizens of this once quiet community. Kyle Chandler and Elle Fanning star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:June 10, 2011


Awarded by
Broadcast Film Critics Association Elle Fanning Best Young Actor/Actress 2011 Nominee


Kyle Chandler
as Jackson Lamb
Elle Fanning
as Alice Dainard
Gabriel Basso
as Martin
Noah Emmerich
as Nelec
Ron Eldard
as Louis Dainard
Ryan Lee
as Cary
Zach Mills
as Preston
AJ Michalka
as Jen Kaznyk
Katie Lowes
as Tina
Jessica Tuck
as Mrs. Kaznyk
Joel McKinnon Miller
as Mr. Kaznyk
Britt Flatmo
as Peg Kaznyk
Glynn Turman
as Dr. Woodward
David Gallagher
as Donny
Richard T. Jones
as Overmyer
Amanda Foreman
as Lydia Connors - Ch 14 News Anchor
Michael Giacchino
as Deputy Crawford
Bruce Greenwood
as Cooper
Dale Dickey
as Edie
Jack Axelrod
as Mr. Blakely
Dan Castellaneta
as Izzy
Jay Scully
as Deputy Skadden
Michael Hitchcock
as Deputy Rosko
James Hebert
as Deputy Tally
Thomas F. Duffy
as Rooney
Teri Clark Linden
as Mrs. Babbit
Tom Quinn
as Mr. McCandless
Caitriona Balfe
as Elizabeth Lamb
Bingo O'Malley
as Mr. Harkin
Brett Rice
as Sheriff Pruitt
Beau Knapp
as Breen
Tony Guma
as Sergeant Walters
Marco Sanchez
as Hernandez
Tim Griffin
as Commando
Patrick St. Esprit
as Weapons Commander
Emerson Brooks
as Military Bus Driver
Greg Grunberg
as Sitcom Actor


J.J. Abrams
J.J. Abrams
Steven Spielberg
Bryan Burk
J.J. Abrams
Larry Fong
George Drakoulias
Musical Direction/Supervision
Michael Giacchino
Composer (Music Score)
Mary Jo Markey
Maryann Brandon
Martin Whist
Production Designer
David E. Scott
Art Director
Tommy Gormley
Udi Nedivi
Associate Producer
Guy Riedel
Executive Producer
Fainche MacCarthy
Set Decorator
Ha Nguyen
Costume Designer
Tommy Gormley
First Assistant Director
Alyssa Weisberg
April Webster
Tom Johnson
Re-Recording Mixer
Jeri Baker
Key Hairstylist
Grant Samson
Udi Nedivi
Unit Production Manager
Neville Page
Creature Design
Chantal Feghali
Visual Effects Producer
Dustin Cawood
Sound Effects Editor
Jim Grce
Chief Lighting Technician
Russell Earl
Visual Effects Supervisor
Kim Libreri
Visual Effects Supervisor
John Stoneham Jr.
Stunts Coordinator
Adam Kopald
Sound Effects Editor
Anna Behlmer
Re-Recording Mixer
Dawn Gilliam
Script Supervisor
Mark Ulano
Supervising Sound Editor
Dennis Muren
Visual Effects Supervisor
Andy Nelson
Re-Recording Mixer
Jamie Kelman
Key Make-up
David Acord
Sound Effects Editor
Ian Calip
Second Assistant Director
Bonni Flowers