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Odyssey of the Pacific (1982)

The Emperor of Peru (original title)
In this inspiring fantasy film, three children befriend a young Cambodian boy who dreams of returning home. When the children meet an eccentric railroad engineer (Mickey Rooney) with an ... See full summary »

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The Railway Engineer
Anick ...
Liz
Jonathan Starr ...
Toby
Ky Huot Uk ...
Hoang
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Aunt Elsa
Jean-Louis Roux ...
Uncle Alex
Guy Hoffmann ...
Mayor (as Guy Hoffman)
Valda Dalton ...
Flora
Jean-Pierre Saulnier ...
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Marie-Josée Morin ...
Immigration Officer
Maurice Podbrey ...
Policeman
Vlasta Vrana ...
Policeman
John Stanzel ...
Jonathan
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Polly
Michel Bartolini ...
Phil
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In this inspiring fantasy film, three children befriend a young Cambodian boy who dreams of returning home. When the children meet an eccentric railroad engineer (Mickey Rooney) with an abandoned steam locomotive, they hatch a plan to restore the train and embark on a wondrous journey to return the young boy to his family.

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10 December 1982 (Canada)  »

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CAD 3,500,000 (estimated)
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An interesting fantasy.
17 September 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a surreal little film about several children who befriend a potty old retired railroad engineer and end up actually breathing new life into an abandoned, rusting Pacific steam locomotive. The cast is excellent, though Mickey Rooney appears to be ad-libbing his lines. The final scenes are exhilarating and will stay with you, and that's a good thing. Recommended for all.


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