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Return to Waterloo (1984)

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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Boy Punk
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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 hypnotic journey into a mind out of control. See more »

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17 May 1985 (USA)  »

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Ray Davies: Return to Waterloo  »

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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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Written and Performed by Ray Davies / The Kinks
Courtesy of RCA Records
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Will I reach my destination?
3 April 2001 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

A splendid musical drama which reflects on the fantasies and frustrations of suburban commuter Ken Colley. It's certainly a film which has to be watched several times but you don't have to be a Kinks fan to appreciate it, because the music narrates the story. We are left to wonder whether Ken Colley as the commuter is undergoing a nervous breakdown or whether he is immersed in fantasy. We get a picture of a man who's daughter has run away from home. He is cheating on his wife and someone who has lost his job but is pretending to still have one by sitting in Hyde Park all day and coming home at the regular time. Childhood dreams and aspirations of success when younger have not materialised and our commuter realises he is a faceless non entity who has reached the pinnacle of his career and escapes into fantasy to alleviate the mundaneness of existence.


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