In 1854, there were living on the streets of New York City over 10,000 abandoned orphaned children. Out of this desperate situation was born the orphan Train. This is a fictionalized account, based on actual events.

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In 1854, there were living on the streets of New York City over 10,000 abandoned orphaned children. Out of this desperate situation was born the orphan Train. This is a fictionalized account, based on actual events.

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El tren de los huérfanos  »

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This was initially envisioned as a theatrical film with then-real life couple Steve McQueen and Ali MacGraw in the leads. After the duo ended their relationship, it became a TV movie instead. See more »

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16 November 2004 | by (Lansing, Michigan) – See all my reviews

I haven't seen this movie in years, but I loved it when it back then. I'd like to see it on video or DVD. When I first saw it I didn't know at the time that these orphan trains were something that really happened. I would have to say this movie shows a sad time in American history, but also a good time for those kids lucky enough to find a better place to live.

I've been reading up on this movie here online and I knew that Jill Eikenberry was in it and she gave a very good performance, in my opinion. I did not, however, until today realize that Glenn Close is also in this movie. I will have to watch it again if I can find it to see her.


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