Runaway Train

Monday, February 27, 2012

Introduced by Elizabeth Streb!

RUNAWAY TRAIN is the highly propulsive story of two men who escape from a maximum-security prison via a runaway train pummeling through the Alaskan wilderness. One of the most exhilarating films you’ll ever see, this 1985 action masterpiece stars the two great hunks of the era, big-lipped Eric Roberts and Jon Voight in what is arguably his most memorable performance. The film astounded our February guest, choreographer Elizabeth Streb, and inspired her to start an Action Lab that would similarly stretch the boundaries of human possibility. For Streb, the film is also a very queer reminder that “in choosing whom we love, we break all rules.”

  • Country USA
  • Rating R
  • Year 1985
  • Running Time 111 minutes
  • Director Andrey Konchalovskiy

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