MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 8,651 this week

Orphan Train (1979)

TV Movie  -   -  Adventure | Drama  -  22 December 1979 (USA)
7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 162 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Add a Plot

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 10 Dec 2010
 
a list of 50 titles
created 26 Jun 2011
 
a list of 430 titles
created 25 Oct 2012
 
list image
a list of 48 titles
created 11 months ago
 
list image
a list of 762 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Orphan Train" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Orphan Train (TV Movie 1979)

Orphan Train (TV Movie 1979) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Orphan Train.
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Too Far to Go (TV Movie 1979)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The story of a 20-year marriage, from the days preceding the wedding, up to the time of the divorce that ended it.

Director: Fielder Cook
Stars: Michael Moriarty, Blythe Danner, Glenn Close
The Elephant Man (TV Movie 1982)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A taped version of the stage play about a hideously deformed 19th-century London man and how he managed to triumph over his disease.

Director: Jack Hofsiss
Stars: Philip Anglim, Kevin Conway, Penny Fuller
Are You Lonesome Tonight (TV Movie 1992)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A rich wife who is searching for her missing husband, seeks help from a private eye and her husband's call girl.

Director: E.W. Swackhamer
Stars: Jane Seymour, Parker Stevenson, Beth Broderick
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Linda and Michael, married for ten years, desperately want a baby and turn to an adoption agency which introduces them to Lucy, a teenage girl expecting her first baby. The three agree that... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Kaplan
Stars: Glenn Close, James Woods, Mary Stuart Masterson
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

The two least likely bank robbers in the known universe plan and execute... kind of... the ultimate heist.

Director: Noel Black
Stars: Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Paul Mazursky
Certificate: Passed Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

One of the few (if any at the time this film was made) films shot in England with New York City's 'Little Italy" as the locale. This was Edward Dmytryk's first film after he had refused to ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Dmytryk
Stars: Sam Wanamaker, Lea Padovani, Kathleen Ryan
Tension (1949)
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A meek pharmacist creates an alternate identity under which he plans to murder the bullying liquor salesman who has become his wife's lover.

Director: John Berry
Stars: Richard Basehart, Audrey Totter, Cyd Charisse
Where Pigeons Go to Die (TV Movie 1990)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Sentimental drama about an aging man's fond reminiscences of his relationship with his grandfather in 1950 midwest and the time they spent together raising racing pigeons.

Director: Michael Landon
Stars: Carol Barta, Richard Bull, Art Carney
White Mama (TV Movie 1980)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A poor, elderly white woman living in a tenement in a black ghetto is befriended by a neighborhood boy, and the two of them form a mutually beneficial relationship: he provides her ... See full summary »

Director: Jackie Cooper
Stars: Bette Davis, Ernest Harden Jr., Eileen Heckart
Stones for Ibarra (TV Movie 1988)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A couple moves to a small Mexican town called Ibarra. They help open a local mine which brings new life to the town and the local ways help the two of them find peace they were missing.

Director: Jack Gold
Stars: Glenn Close, Keith Carradine, Alfonso Arau
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A married editor who is having an affair pretends that he is visiting an army friend, to keep his wife from suspecting him of infidelity. But while he is with the girlfriend, his friend is ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred Shaughnessy
Stars: Patrick Holt, Honor Blackman, Valentine Dyall
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Hamilton MacFadden
Stars: Weldon Heyburn, Jeanne Madden, Warren Hymer
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Emma Symms
...
Frank Carlin
Linda Manz ...
Sarah
Graham Fletcher-Cook ...
Liverpool
Melissa Michaelsen ...
J.P.
...
Jessica
Morgan Farley ...
Mr. McGarrity
Severn Darden ...
Barrington
Charles Fields ...
Mouse (as Charlie Fields)
Peter Neuman ...
Ben
John Femia ...
Tony Santini
Sara Inglis ...
Annie (as Sarah Ingliss)
Andreas Manske ...
Dutch
Scott Rogers ...
Bruce
Justine Johnston ...
Mrs. Comstock
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

train | church | railway | orphan | See All (4) »

Genres:

Adventure | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 December 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El tren de los huérfanos  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
orphan train is on the right track
22 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie has been part of my library for many years, and I've watched it about 7 or 8 times. I never get tired of it. Matter of fact, I never view it without choking up.

It is a beautiful story, beautifully told and, among other things it shows us there is a world full of s.o.b's as well as a world full of people with kind hearts.

The acting is quite impressive, all the children perfect in their roles. Melissa Michealson was superb as well as the little girl who limped through her role.

It is an outstanding piece of American history, a fictionalized account about orphans on New York City streets who are taken out west to bond with families. Try that plot today.

Jill Eikenberry and Kevin Dobson were excellent in the leads. Both of them stayed busy for many years. The Michaelson girl later appeared in a movie about boxing. Can't recall the name. After that, don't know what happened.

Like "The Sound of Music" it is a story of children handling adversity, but minus the music.

For me, it is a must-see film as it should be for everyone. Give it just a few minutes and you will be hooked. And the ending, where we are told about what happened to the children when they grew up, is quite impressive.

We're only allowed 10 stars so, on my own, I will another 10.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
JP sxymommacitaprincess_227
Discuss Orphan Train (1979) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?