Chattanooga Choo Choo (film)

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Chattanooga Choo Choo
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Directed by Bruce Bilson
Produced by George Edwards
Jill Griffith
Phil Borack
(Executive Producer)
Written by Robert Mundy
Stephen Phillip Smith
Starring Barbara Eden
George Kennedy
Melissa Sue Anderson
Joe Namath
Music by Nelson Riddle
Cinematography Gary Graver
Edited by Bud S. Isaacs
Distributed by April Fools Productions
Release date
May 25, 1984
Running time
102 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $4.5 million[1]

Chattanooga Choo Choo is a 1984 comedy film starring Barbara Eden, George Kennedy, Melissa Sue Anderson and Joe Namath, directed by Bruce Bilson[2] which was released on May 25, 1984. The film is inspired by the popular 1941 song "Chattanooga Choo Choo" originally recorded by the Glenn Miller Orchestra and featured in the 20th Century Fox film Sun Valley Serenade.

The film's promotional tagline is: The song that kept America chuggin' along is this summer's funniest movie!


The film follows the story of football team owner Bert (George Kennedy) who will inherit one million dollars from a railroad tycoon if he can successfully drive a steam train from New York City to its namesake of Chattanooga, Tennessee in 24 hours. He invites his girlfriend Maggie (Barbara Eden) and his team on the train, who invite their own guests and pick up new ones along the trip. The comedy is derived from numerous delays along the way.



  1. ^ FILM CLIPS: FIRST DAY FIGURES FOR 'DOOM' EXCEED 'RAIDERS,' TRAIL 'JEDI' London, Michael. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 25 May 1984: oc_d6.
  2. ^ "Chattanooga". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 2, 2016. 

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