The Sound of "Unstoppable"

In this exclusive sound for film profile we talk with Sound Re-Recording Mixer, Beau Borders, sound designer Alan Rankin, Supervising Sound Editor Mark Stoeckinger, Sound Designer Ann Scibelli, and Sound Designer Ken J. Johnson

Unstoppable is an action thriller film directed by Tony Scott, written by Mark Bomback and starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pine. The film tells the story of a runaway train, and the two men (Washington and Pine) who attempt to stop it. Unstoppable is inspired by the "Crazy Eights" unmanned train incident in 2001.


In this action thriller from director Tony Scott, rookie train operator Will (Chris Pine) and grizzled veteran engineer Frank (Denzel Washington) learn that a runaway locomotive carrying carloads of dangerous chemicals is headed for Will's small Pennsylvania hometown, where his wife and young daughter live. In order to save the day, they must figure out how to catch up to the rogue engine, and stop it before harm comes to the town. Standing in their way is Galvin (Kevin Dunn), the head of the company who is more interested in saving the stock price than lives. On the plus side, the duo have competent corporate employee Connie (Rosario Dawson) on the radio, talking them through their various attempts to corral and then stop the potentially lethal locomotive.

Sound Credits

David A. Arnold Dialogue Editor (As David Arnold)
James Ashwill Foley Mixer
Christopher Assells Sound Effects Editor (As Chris Assells)
Ron Bedrosian Adr Mixer
Beau Borders Sound Re Recording Mixer
Sean Byrne Sound Re Recordist
Charlie Campagna Sound Effects Recordist
Julio Carmona Adr Mixer
Don Coufal Boom Operator
John T. Cucci Foley Artist (As John Cucci)
Teri E. Dorman Supervising Dialogue Editor
Juno J. Ellis Supervising Adr Editor
Victor Ray Ennis Supervising Assistant Sound Editor (As Victor Ennis)
David Farnsworth Sound Editor
Danny Ferraro Adr Sound
Nerses Gezalyan Sound Mixer
Hector C. Gika Sound Editor (As Hector Gika)
Thomas Giordano Production Sound Technician
Catherine Harper Foley Artist
Shawn Holden Additional Production Sound Mixer
Ken J. Johnson Additional Train Sounds
William B. Kaplan Production Sound Mixer
Daniel R. Kerr Sound Effects Recordist (As Dan Kerr)
David Lai Additional Sound Designer
David Lai Audio Consultant
Melissa Lytle Assistant Dialogue Editor
Christopher Moriana Foley Artist
Rupert Nadeau Assistant Adr Editor
Dan O'Connell Foley Artist
Kevin O'Connell Sound Re Recording Mixer
Mark Ormandy Sound Effects Recordist
Michele Perrone Adr Editor (As Michelle Perrone)
Alan Rankin Sound Designer
Todd D. Reynolds Sound Editor
Steve Schatz Sound Mix Technician
Ann Scibelli Sound Designer
Greg Steele Adr Mixer
Mark P. Stoeckinger Supervising Sound Editor
Greg Zimmerman Adr Recordist
John Soukup Sound Transfer (Uncredited)