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Return to Waterloo (1984)

PG-13  |   |  Musical, Drama  |  17 May 1985 (USA)
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An unnamed Traveler boards the Guildford-Waterloo train and proceeds to daydream about his life and of having interactions with his fellow passengers.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Boy Punk
Kenneth Colley ...
The Traveller
Claire Parker ...
Walkman Girl
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Subway Singer
Sue Vanner ...
Sexy Girl
Michael Fish ...
Himself
Valerie Holliman ...
Traveler's Wife
Aaron Probyn ...
Small Boy Traveller
Wanda Rokicki ...
School Teacher
Dominique Barnes ...
Traveller's Daughter
Christopher Godwin ...
Businessman
Michael Cule ...
Businessman
Hywel Williams-Ellis ...
Young Businessman (as Hywel Williams Ellis)
Allan Mitchell ...
Headmaster
Timothy Davies ...
Father, Horsley Station
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An unnamed Traveler boards the Guildford-Waterloo train and proceeds to daydream about his life and of having interactions with his fellow passengers.

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A soundtrack for the eyes. A journey for the imagination. See more »

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Musical | Drama

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During the song "Not Far Away," one of the old soldiers mouths the other's line. See more »

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References Staying Alive (1983) See more »

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Missing Persons
Written and Performed by Ray Davies / The Kinks
Courtesy of RCA Records
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Back Where We Started, Here We Go 'Round Again
27 March 2002 | by (Atlanta) – See all my reviews

The ambiguity of everything in this film is its hook and its fascination.

The Traveller *may* be a serial rapist. He *may* be an incestuous child abuser. He *may* be unemployed but pretending to still have a job. And so on.

And Ray isn't telling; we have to decide for ourselves.

Ray Davies is, after all, the man who wrote "Lola" -- the song whose whole meaning turns on the listener's interpretation of one of the most ambiguous sentences ever written in the English language.

Many of the songs from the film -- in different arrangements -- are to be found on the Kinks' "Word of Mouth" album. There is also a "Return" soundtrack album -- good luck finding a copy.


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