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Alien Express (2005)

A new super train is built when a meteorite crashes near by, releasing a tiny creature. Once it kills and consumes everyone on board the train, it begins to grow and multiply into hordes of different creatures.


Turi Meyer


Tom Alexander (story), Brian Smith




Credited cast:
Lou Diamond Phillips ... Vic Holden
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sean Bott Sean Bott ... Russell
Steven Brand ... Paul Fitzpatrick
Todd Bridges ... Peter
Steffanie Busey ... Gina (as Steffanie Thomas)
Barry Corbin ... Senator Frank Rawlings
Derrick Costa Derrick Costa ... Alien
Joseph Daniel Hamilton ... Sam (as Joseph Hamilton)
Kellie Hamilton Kellie Hamilton ... Miss Utah (as Kellie Brothersen)
Amy Locane ... Rosie Holden
Dee Macaluso Dee Macaluso ... Mrs. Rawlings
Stephen Rippey Stephen Rippey ... Robert
Scott Vandiver ... Scotter
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A new super train is built when a meteorite crashes near by, releasing a tiny creature. Once it kills and consumes everyone on board the train, it begins to grow and multiply into hordes of different creatures.

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America's Newest Bullet Train Just Got On The Fast Track To Disaster


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Alien meets Runaway Train with 60's Godzilla special effects
14 August 2005 | by stephen-rieseSee all my reviews

Not a terrible movie... But there are monster scenes where you will be rolling on the floor laughing - not a good thing for a action/thriller. The acting is generally pretty decent for a SciFi channel movie. Barry Corbin plays a credible US senator, and Lou Diamond Phillips again gives us a decent military/police/sheriff/agent/marshal figure. The special effects are well, "special" - for example, the external train shots are very obviously a model train.

Goofs: A meteor strikes a stationary car in the opening scene. The car bursts into flames but does not budge an inch. After the impact, the meteor is lodged in the top of the car's hood - impossible from the low angle that the meteor came in at.


A good portion of the movie's events are predictable, from the helicopter crash ("Pull up, pull up!"), to the fact that the annoying people get it in the end, to the classic blown bridge over a 1000 foot gorge awaiting the train, to the sequel set-up at the end.

The scenes showing the aliens attacking are hilarious. They are vicious cute puppets and move at lightening speed - remember the Monty Python rabbit? Spoiler Goof: In one scene four people shooting clip after clip cannot hit a single creature because they move at lightning speed. Later in the movie Todd Bridges rigs up a mini flame thrower which he uses to dispatch a number of creatures at close range. On several occasions, Lou Diamond Phillips is able to easily grab creatures with his bare hands.

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13 August 2005 (USA) See more »

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Ogden, Utah, USA

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