6.3/10
296
10 user 12 critic

Tracks (1977)

R | | Drama | April 1977 (USA)
Trailer
3:47 | Trailer

Watch Now

$0.00 (SD) with Prime Video

WATCH NOW
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 »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Kid Blue (1973)
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

At the turn of the century, with the Old West fading away, Texas train robber Kid Blue goes straight and takes a factory job but old habits die hard.

Director: James Frawley
Stars: Dennis Hopper, Warren Oates, Peter Boyle
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The true story of Irish outlaw Daniel Morgan, who is wanted, dead or alive, in Australia during the 1850s.

Director: Philippe Mora
Stars: Dennis Hopper, Jack Thompson, David Gulpilil
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A film shoot in Peru goes badly wrong when an actor is killed in a stunt, and the unit wrangler, Kansas, decides to give up film-making and stay on in the village, shacking up with local ... See full summary »

Director: Dennis Hopper
Stars: Julie Adams, Daniel Ades, Richmond L. Aguilar
Eating (1990)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A group of young and middle-aged women gather for the birthday party of a friend and talk about their lives and food they cook for their husbands, boyfriends, or themselves.

Director: Henry Jaglom
Stars: Frances Bergen, Nelly Alard, Lisa Blake Richards
White Star (1983)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A rock music reporter and his view of the angry excited punk generation.

Director: Roland Klick
Stars: Robert Bomilla, Berthold Breitenstein, Ute Cremer
Sleeper (1973)
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A nerdish store owner is revived out of cryostasis into a future world to fight an oppressive government.

Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, John Beck
María (1972)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Tito Davison
Stars: Taryn Power, Fernando Allende, José Suárez
Amarcord (1973)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A series of comedic and nostalgic vignettes set in a 1930s Italian coastal town.

Director: Federico Fellini
Stars: Magali Noël, Bruno Zanin, Pupella Maggio
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Zee is walking up and down Manhattan streets, talking to herself and to the husband who has just left her. At a sidewalk café she runs into Eli. A very unlikely, funny and touching ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Jaglom
Stars: Michael Emil, Karen Black, Michael Margotta
Deep Red (1975)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

After witnessing the murder of a famous psychic, a musician teams up with a feisty reporter to find the killer while evading attempts on their lives by the unseen assailant bent on keeping a dark secret buried.

Director: Dario Argento
Stars: David Hemmings, Daria Nicolodi, Gabriele Lavia
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

"Les Apprentis Sorciers" is a thriller in which the characters are Latin-American exiles living in Paris. It is also a comedy about artists who play at revolution rather than actually participate in one.

Director: Edgardo Cozarinsky
Stars: Dennis Hopper, Zouzou, Peter Chatel
Crush Proof (1972)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: François De Menil
Stars: François De Menil, Babette Lamy, Pierre Clémenti
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
1st Sgt. Jack Falen
Taryn Power ...
Stephanie
...
Mark
...
Chloe
...
The Man
...
Gene
Michael Emil ...
Emile
Barbara Flood ...
The Lady
Cayle Chernin ...
Train Passenger
Vance Davis ...
Train Passenger
Nate Esformes ...
Train Steward
James Frawley ...
Train Passenger
Mary George ...
Train Passenger
Jim Gitter ...
Train Passenger
Kevin Hoffman
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

April 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Huellas  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The role of 1st Sgt. Jack Falen was originally meant for Jack Nicholson. See more »

Connections

Featured in Who Is Henry Jaglom? (1997) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Classic Dennis Hopper performance!
18 November 2001 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

Much has been written about Dennis Hopper's off screen "adventures" during his exile from mainstream Hollywood in the 1970s, but the wild stories of sex, drugs and rock'n'roll overshadow the fact that when he WAS allowed in front of a camera he almost always gave brave, and emotionally open performances. The little seen 'Tracks' is a case in point.

Hopper plays a soldier from Vietnam on a mission to escort the coffin of a fellow soldier back to the United States. He does this by traveling by train, hence the title. While on the journey he interacts with the other passengers, who include a mysterious hipster (Dean Stockwell), and a beautiful young college student (Taryn Power). He is smitten by the young girl, and wrestling with his shyness and uncertainty, attempts to develop a relationship with her. He is torn between his desire, his duty, the memories of the war, and of his childhood, and finds himself walking the line between sanity and madness. He must battle his demons and fight against hallucinations that plague him.

'Tracks' features many fine, naturalistic performances from the supporting cast. The dialogue as a whole feels improvised, and Hopper particularly excels at this. Stockwell also impresses, and the few scenes between the two are fresh and memorable. 'Tracks' is a strong example of intelligent, uncliched 1970s film making, and should appeal to fans of Wenders 'The American Friend' (another strong Hopper role from this period), 'The King Of Marvin Gardens', 'Fingers', 'Scarecrow', 'The Last Detail', and other unfairly neglected character studies from this exciting era. This movie has been overlooked for too long! It's time to rescue it from obscurity.


12 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Tracks CoolHandLuke_87
Loved it anthonyjohnFReynolds
Streaming on Amazon Prime for Free jrryr8
What is real joemeehan999
Discuss Tracks (1977) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?