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Disaster on the Coastliner (1979)





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It's Airplane on the rails in the made-for-TV Disaster on the Coastliner. A crazed engineer holds his employers responsible for the deaths of his wife and daughter. He gets even by setting two passenger trains on an irrevocable collision course. Salvation comes from a most unexpected corner in this otherwise thoroughly predictable disaster flick. The requisite all-star cast includes Mike Connors, Lloyd Bridges, Robert Fuller, Pat Hingle, E. G. Marshall, Yvette Mimieux and William Shatner. Disaster on the Coastliner premiered October 28, 1979.

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Lloyd Bridges
as Al Mitchell
E.G. Marshall
as Roy Snyder
Raymond Burr
as Estes Hill
Yvette Mimieux
as Paula Harvey
Pat Hingle
as John Marsh
Robert Fuller
as Matt Leigh
Harry Caesar
as Northbound Conductor
Jacque Lynn Colton
as Mrs. Shanks
Carl Gordon
as Foreman
Arthur Malet
as Southbound Conductor
Sandy McPeak
as Hennessey
Eric Poppick
as Computer Expert
Ron Prince
as Detective
Jason Ronard
as Helicopter Pilot
William Shatner
as Stuart Peters
Lane Smith
as John Carlson
Julie Mannix
as Debbie Fox
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TV made suspense movie isn't really very good but if you're a fan of disaster movies or spoofs thereof this is one to see. It's hard to take too seriously since Lloyd Bridges' dialogue here really is a foreshadowing of his role in Airplane! As for the rest it's all pretty standard.

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