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Off the Rails: 5 Big Screen Train Wrecks

Lilian Min
Movie Talk
July 2, 2013

With "The Lone Ranger" coming out this weekend, is everybody ready for a train wreck? No, we're not talking about the film's early reviews — Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp apparently have not just one, but two encounters with some renegade rail cars in the upcoming film.

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Here are five other notable movie-verse runaway trains — in GIF form!

'The Bridge on the River Kwai' (1957)

Like in "The Lone Ranger," the bridge in this classic war film gets dismantled spectacularly in a flurry of explosions.

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'Speed' (1994)

While "Speed" might be best known for its barreling bus (and the surprising chemistry between Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves), the final showdown takes place in and then emerges from the tunnels of the oft-belittled L.A. Metro.

'Spider-Man 2' (2004)

Peter Parker is stretched to the limit when his battle with Doc Ock leaves a whole train of innocent people hurtling toward a sudden drop.

'Batman Begins' (2005)

Nobody messes with Gotham City under Batman's watch. The Caped Crusader (with some help from then-Sergeant Gordon) takes down Ra's al Ghul — this time for good.

'Super 8' (2011)

This epic collision is only the beginning of the destruction that wrecks the film's small town setting.

See how they built - and then destroyed - the trains in 'The Lone Ranger':

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