The action in this superlative film is relentless and gripping from beginning to end. Manny (Jon Voight) is a hard-as-nails prison inmate who, with vicious punk Buck (Eric Roberts), escapes from a brutal Alaskan prison. They emerge into a blizzard and grope their way toward the train
tracks, clambering aboard a passing train. They are unaware that the engineer has just suffered a fatal heart attack. Frantic passenger Sara (Rebecca De Mornay), a railroad employee, encounters the hiding convicts and begs them to save the train and her. The tough cons make it to the engineer's
cab, and then their brutal ordeal to stop this train begins--an exercise in raw courage and ...