It's their first day working together and it doesn't start well as the two don't get along.
When they learn of the runaway train, Frank comes up with a plan to stop it by connecting their engine to the rear of the runaway train and use their brakes to slow the train enough for someone to jump onboard and stop it.
As the two risk their lives together they begin to develop a bond, but will they be able to stop this train in time and without loss of life?
Before watching, I seriously wondered if a train, stuck on a track on a known course, could generate enough excitement to sustain a full-length movie.
It strays into the improbable occasionally, but it's easy to believe that this could all have really happened.
Washington, Pine and Dawson are all given just enough character to keep the movie grounded and give the story a human angle.
The "villain" of the piece, Glavin, is a bit of a stereotype, more concerned with saving the company money than saving people's lives, but it doesn't hurt the story.
In fact, it rather adds to the old fashioned feel of it.
"I just love her very much so," Gadot said of Carter to Entertainment Tonight.
"She's such a special woman and a unique person and it's always great to see her, especially tonight where she's going to see the movie for the first time." "I am the bearer of the torch and now I'm passing it forward to Gal and to Patty," Carter added.
As Scott pointed out, it has an old fashioned, early 1970's, feel to it, and that is the film's best asset.