Busting out of a maximum-security prison in Alaska, two hardened convicts - older, wilier Manny and young boxing champ Buck (John Voight and Eric Roberts, both nominated for Oscars) - head into the frozen tundra. They hop onto an Alaska Railroad EMD locomotive and are soon out of control, the brakes burned out and the train hurtling at increasing speed towards disaster. Produced by the ‘none-more-’80s’ Cannon Films but developed from a thoughtful Akira Kurosawa script that he wrote in the ‘60s, Runaway Train is a wild, teetering action cinema ride.

The screening at 12:45 on 16th November at Vue Screen 12 will be presented with additional descriptive subtitles of non-dialogue audio. Visit our Accessible Screenings at LIFF 2023 page for more information and other accessible screenings at the festival.

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