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10 December 1982 (Canada) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Mickey Rooney ... The Railway Engineer
Anick ... Liz
Jonathan Starr ... Toby
Ky Huot Uk ... Hoang
Monique Mercure ... Aunt Elsa
Jean-Louis Roux ... Uncle Alex
Guy Hoffmann ... Mayor (as Guy Hoffman)
Valda Dalton ... Flora
Jean-Pierre Saulnier ... Fireman
Marie-Josée Morin ... Immigration Officer
Maurice Podbrey ... Policeman

Vlasta Vrana ... Policeman
John Stanzel ... Jonathan

Michel Barrette ... Polly
Michel Bartolini ... Phil
Georges Taborky ... Hoang's Father
Kim Ny Ith ... Hoang's Mother
Thach Chanh ... Blind Man
Jean-Pierre Ronfard ... Attorney
Annilie Schmidt ... Super Woman
André Mélançon ... Pirate

Directed by
Fernando Arrabal 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Fernando Arrabal 
Roger Lemelin 

Produced by
Romaine Legargeant .... producer
Claude Léger .... producer
Original Music by
Edith Butler 
Cinematography by
Ken Legargeant 
Film Editing by
John Broughton 
Fabien D. Tordjmann 
Production Management
Suzanne Roy .... production manager
Art Department
Luc Bouthillier .... swing gang
Rejean Brochu .... construction supervisor
Alain Giguère .... scenic painter
Sound Department
Claude Hazanavicius .... sound recordist
Nadine Muse .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Jacques Godbout .... special effects
Other crew
Diane Bardinet .... subtitles

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Also Known As:
"The Emperor of Peru" - France (original title)
"Treasure Train" - USA (TV title)
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81 min


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13 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
An interesting fantasy., 17 September 1999
Author: Lou Rugani ( from United States

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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