An out of high school teen from the midwest moves to San Diego, California in the 1950s to live with his estranged father and new family. Escaping his past may not be as easy as he had hoped...or is it all a dream?
This film is made up of three segments that share no plot but have a general thematic relationship. In the first segment, Virginia and her three children are left by her shiftless husband ... See full summary »
A Boston probation's officer becomes obsessed with a troubled eighteen year old girl. Efforts to reach her are stymied by events in her past and is ultimately revealed to be an incestuous relationship with her father.
The story of a shy boy who gets convinced by his parents to spend a few summer days in the mountains. So, he joins a group, and the vacation begins. Unfortunately, things turn out to be a little tough for our small friend.
A boozy Broadway actress comes out of a 12-week cure to face the problems of her best friends as well as her needy daughter. She tries to balance the terrors of returning to work with the ... See full summary »
Set aboard a navy cargo ship during World War II, this comedic drama follows Lt. Doug Roberts (Robert Hays, Airplane!), who battles boredom and a tyrannical captain to the admiration of Ensign Pulver, Doc, and the crew.
2 worker from a railway company realize that the company want to close the railroad track where they work. They steal an engine and travel thru America to the centre of the company to protest against the closing. While travelling they have a lot of adventurous moments.Written by
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The film used Union Pacific tracks in Arkansas, which were formerly the tracks of the Missouri Pacific Railroad. Mary Steenburgen was born in Arkansas and her father was a freight train conductor on the Missouri Pacific Railroad. See more »
When Will and Leo are pulling into the St. Louis yards and they spot the hobo on the track and apply the brakes, there are no train cars seen next to them. When they get off the train to talk to the hobo there is a piggy back train next to them. See more »
[dragging him off the railroad tracks]
You pretty near bought the farm, you drunken old son of a bitch.
The hell I did.
[laughing and drinking]
You lay around on them railroad tracks and you'll have no legs, by golly.
Well, at least I would have matched set.
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God Must Have Blessed America
Written by Allen Toussaint
Used by permission of Screen Gems - EMI Music, Inc. and Warner Tamerlane Publishing Corp. See more »
This film is really a roadmovie. In this case, the road is a cargo train track from the fictional town Clifford, Arkansas, to Chicago, a trip of what would be roughly 1000 kilometers or 650 miles. Roadmovies are often interesting. You get to see a lot from what would be seen from the train. This put together with a feelgood story, slapstick humor and drama, makes it really worthwhile to see. It's hardly ever boring. It's not even a predictable story. I'd recommend it. The model track in the owner's office must make people who like toy trains drool. As the user ratings show, some rate it high, some rate it low. I belong to the first category. As far as I am concerned, it's in the top 5 of train movies.
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