Runaway Train

Audio problem: At the end of the movie, after Manny has disconnected the locomotive from the rest of the train which is slowing down, when it stops we can hear it screech. It shouldn't as the train slows down naturally without the help of the breaks, which additionally, as it had been mentioned (by the woman), are not working. (01:45:30)

Billcow

Rankin: Let me tell you where you assholes stand. First there's God, then the warden, then my guards, then the dogs out there in the kennel, and finally, you. Pieces of human waste. No good to yourselves or anybody else.

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Trivia: In the original script Manny was supposed to be a convicted killer but writer Edward Bunker changed it to a safe-cracker because he didn't feel the other prisoners would respect a killer. Curiously this makes Warden Rankin's bitter and homicidal hatred towards Manny (which included welding him into his cell for 2 years) rather questionable as safe cracking isn't remotely as serious as murder.

Gavin Jackson
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Question: Why would the loco derail if the siding switch was set to the siding where the freight train went?

Answer: It wouldn't derail, it would break the bolt on points - the part of switch that moves, causing the points.

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