Dir: Louis Letterier
Starring: Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher
An MI6 agent is forced to go on the run with his long-lost brother, an alcoholic English soccer hooligan
This action comedy may well live up to its star billing as one of the worst films of 2016, but it does at least feature some good railway scenes. There is a ‘present day’ scene filmed at Tilbury Town station with a Class 357 ‘Electrostar’ EMU arriving, which is then followed by ‘flashback’ sequences filmed at North Weald station on the preserved Epping-Ongar Railway. These shots feature Class 31 No.31438 on a rake of blue and grey-liveried coaches though passengers can also be seen boarding the lines Class 421 4 CIG EMU No.1497 Freshwater. This may well be an error but at least both are in blue and grey and can pretty much be passed off as the same train to the uninitiated. The eagle eyed should also be able to spot large-logo liveried Class 47 No.47635 Jimmy Milne and Class 205 DEMU, No.205205 in NSE livery creeping in to the background of a couple of shots. Earlier on in the film there is the ubiquitous aerial view of the Thames in London and Charing Cross station is visible with trains.