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Tracks (1977)

 -  Drama  -  April 1977 (USA)
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A soldier (Dennis Hopper) returns from Vietnam on special assignment, accompanying the body of his friend by train to California for burial. During the trip, he falls in love with a gentle ... See full summary »

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1st Sgt. Jack Falen
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Alfred Ryder ...
The Man
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Gene
Michael Emil ...
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Cayle Chernin ...
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James Frawley ...
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Mary George ...
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Kevin Hoffman
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A soldier (Dennis Hopper) returns from Vietnam on special assignment, accompanying the body of his friend by train to California for burial. During the trip, he falls in love with a gentle college student. But their relationship is shattered by his flashbacks to combat. Written by Linda Scheimann <scheiman@niia.net>

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The Vietnam war has just ended. But for Jack Falen, the battle is only beginning.

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Great at the beginning...(sigh)
11 February 2001 | by (Denver, Colorado) – See all my reviews

This movie started out so wonderfully intriguing....and then fell apart so awfully hard. It was downright painful for me to watch this movie die...I had such hopes for it. All these characters riding on a train...all their lives intertwined for the short journey...people with Secrets...simultaneous conversations recorded so spontaneously I felt like I was eavesdropping. Scenes of sexual intimacy that made me feel like a voyeur...Dennis Hopper running through the train completely naked, making me turn my head away like a startled passenger... The more I think about it, the angrier I get...surely someone could have rewritten the last half of the script and turned this film into something much, much better. As it is, I just watch my favorite scenes from the first half of the movie over & over again....the conversations with Dean Stockwell are priceless. (And hey, isn't he wearing the same pair of tennis shoes in Paris, Texas?).


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