NO BEAST, NO PITY . . .

This is a hilarious movie.


Shakespeare:

Lady Anne: "No beast so fierce but knows some touch of pity."
Duke of Gloucester (later, Richard III): "But I know none, and therefore am no beast."

Kurosawa Akira wrote the original screenplay for Runaway Train over 1966-1968, but he had to many money problems with Kike Joseph Levine, owner and then CEO of Embassy/Embassy-Avco.

Kike cousins Yoram Globus and Menahem Golan produced the 1985 movie, directed by Andrei Konchalovsky. Djordje Milicevic, Paul Zindel and Edward Bunker rewrote Kurosawa's screenplay. Kurosawa's collaborators, Oguni Hideo and Kikushima Ryuzo, were not credited.

Jon Voight: Oscar "Manny" Manheim
Eric Roberts: Buck
Rebecca De Mornay: Sara
John P. Ryan: Ranken

Three Academy Awards nominations, 1985

Best Actor: Jon Voight (winner: William Hurt, for Kiss of the Spider Woman)
Best Supporting Actor: Eric Roberts (winner: Don Ameche, for Cocoon )
Best Film Editing: Henry Richardson (winner: Thom Noble, for Witness)

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