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When two married business executives having an affair are blackmailed by a violent criminal, the two must turn the tables on him to save their families.

Director:

Mikael Håfström

Writers:

Stuart Beattie (screenplay), James Siegel (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Cassel ... LaRoche
Clive Owen ... Charles Schine
Addison Timlin ... Amy Schine
Melissa George ... Deanna Schine
Jennifer Aniston ... Lucinda Harris
Sandra Bee Sandra Bee ... Train Conductor
RZA ... Winston Boyko
Bill Armstrong Bill Armstrong ... Accountant (as William Armstrong)
Tom Conti ... Eliot Firth
Rachael Blake ... Susan Davis (as Rachel Blake)
Richard Leaf ... Night Clerk Ray
Xzibit ... Dexter
Catherine McCord ... Avery Price Receptionist
Denis O'Hare ... Jerry the Lawyer
Georgina Chapman ... Candy
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Storyline

Charles is worn down by his home life where he and his wife struggle to cope with the demands of their daughter's illness and his job. When he meets Lucinda on the train to work in Chicago, there is an immediate spark between them. Soon they are doing lunch; dinner and drinks follow. This leads to an adulterous rendezvous in a hotel. However, no sooner have they torn each other's clothes off than their room is invaded by a thief who beats Charles and rapes Lucinda. Because of the illicit nature of their relationship, Charles agrees with Lucinda who is reluctant to go to the police and soon finds he is powerless to resist the demands of the thief. Written by johnno.r@xtra.co.nz

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

They Never Saw It Coming. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong disturbing violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

11 November 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Descarrilados See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,211,986, 13 November 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$36,024,076, 16 February 2006

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$57,479,076, 23 July 2006
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Metra, which operates the regional train system in Chicago, was paid $30,000 for advice and the use of some trains and stations for the movie. See more »

Goofs

When Charles first misses his train, it is raining heavily on the platform. As the camera pulls back, other than on the platform, it is a bright, sunny day with no rain. See more »

Quotes

Philippe LaRoche: Here comes the championship fuck!
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Connections

Featured in The Making of 'Derailed' (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Trouble
Written by Pink (as Alecia Moore) and Tim Armstrong
Performed by Pink
Courtesy of Arista Records Inc.
Licensed courtesy of Sony BMG Commercial Markets U.K.
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This film could DERAIL you!!
13 February 2006 | by philip-ctSee all my reviews

I was a bit hesitant about seeing the film because of the low ratings.

BUT despite false "endings" this is a film worth seeing. The three leads are good, although Clive Owen's character is three dimensional in a way that Vince Cassell's and Jennifer Aniston's aren't.

There is definitely a chemistry between Clive Owen and Jennifer Aniston, which goes a long way to making the premise of the film "work" and also makes the twists so sudden, so plausible, so believable, so odd! It's an atmospheric film aided by good music and interesting "minor" characters.

See this film, willing to suspend disbelief. It's not a great film, often a little implausible. But the genre it creates calls for one to "go for a ride" too.

It is a film that, with twists and turns, will keep you "derailed". It's a good thriller, and ends on a positive note.

Don't be put off seeing it.


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