Narrow Margin (1990)


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A remake of a popular thriller from 1952, Narrow Margin centers on the attempts of a district attorney to keep alive a reluctant witness who can testify against the Mafia. The story's highlight involves a thrilling chase atop a speeding Canadian train.

Rating: R (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Peter Hyams, Earl Felton
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 17, 1999
Live Home Video


as Robert Caulfield

as Carol Hunnicut

as Michael Tarlow

as Sgt. Dominick Benti

as Kathryn Weller

as Jack Wootton

as Martin Larner

as Nicholas' Mother

as Nicholas' Mother

as Elderly Man

as Elderly Woman

as James Dahlbeck

as Loughlin

as Bellman with Message

as Larner's Secretary

as Ticket Agent

as Club Car Waiter

as Conductor #1

as Dining Car Waiter

as Hotel Valet

as Leo Watts

as Conductor

as Larner's Secretary
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Critic Reviews for Narrow Margin

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (8)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | September 21, 1990
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for Narrow Margin

A 50s film noir is remade into a by the numbers thriller. Not terrible, but there's nothing here we haven't seen a hundred times before.

xGary Xx

Super Reviewer

A fine thriller in a train with Gene Hackman and Anne Archer have to play cat-and-mouse with the thugs who've boarded it to eliminate them.

Dean McKenna

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What an incredible gripping tale of the limits a man will go to protect a witness to the prosecution of a murder case. This is one edge of your seat thriller that gently lets go of your emotions at the very end.

Fascade Fiveoneeight

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