With the 84th Academy Awards airing Sunday, CTA Tattler is featuring the top 5 films with the best train or subway scenes. My No. 1 film is "Risky Business" with its "risky train ride" for Tom Cruise and Rebecca DeMornay. And of course, it features our very own CTA.
It starts with the two lovers passing through the old-style turnstile with the attendant making change through a barred window. During this scene, there's very little dialog, except for Tom Cruise saying, "I thought no one was supposed to be here."
On a single car Lake/Dan Ryan train (Jack, what's the model number?), they patiently wait for other passengers to leave so they can get it on. They finally dump the last old man on the platform and proceed to do the deed. The scene is pretty hot for 1983.
So these are my choices:
No. 5: "Kontroll"
No. 4: "Batman Begins" fight scene
No. 3: "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3"
We've also had these nominees. Be sure to add yours.
- "The Silver Streak" with Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder; great crash at the end.
- "The Greatest Show on Earth"
- "Throw Mama from the Train"
- "The Incident"
- "The Million Dollar Rip-Off"
- "While the City Sleeps"