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End of the Line (1987)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  28 August 1987 (USA)
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When the closure of a railway is announced, employees commandeer a locomotive to get to corporate headquarters and confront the president.

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2 worker from a railway company realize that the company want to close the railroad track where they work. They steal an engine and travel thru America to the centre of the company to protest against the closing. While travelling they have a lot of adventurous moments. Written by Kornel Osvart <kornelo@alphanet.hu>

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In the name of progress ... one magnificent step backward.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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28 August 1987 (USA)  »

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Then Arkansas governor Bill Clinton receives a "Thanks" credit, as most of this production was shot on location in his home state. Longtime Clinton family friend and fellow Arkansan Mary Steenburgen co-stars. See more »

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In the scene where they run through the police car on the track, first a boom mic is seen on the bottom on the screen, then a dolly track and boom mic again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Will Haney: You fool.
[dragging him off the railroad tracks]
Will Haney: You pretty near bought the farm, you drunken old son of a bitch.
Hobo: The hell I did.
[laughing and drinking]
Will Haney: You lay around on them railroad tracks and you'll have no legs, by golly.
Hobo: Well, at least I would have matched set.
[laughing boisterously]
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I'm Alright When I'm Drinking
Written & Sung by John Wilf
Performed by Ayce Country Band
Recorded & Mixed by Ed Bannon & Rody Hassano at Taj Soundworks
Using the Synclavier® Digital Audio System
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Derailed
14 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As much as I love trains, I couldn't stomach this movie. The premise that one could steal a locomotive and "drive" from Arkansas to Chicago without hitting another train along the way has to be right up there on the Impossible Plot lines hit board. Imagine two disgruntled NASA employees stealing the "crawler" that totes the shuttles to and fro and driving it to New York and you get the idea.

Having said all that, it's a nice try. Wilford Brimely is at his Quaker Oats best, and Levon Helm turns a good performance as his dimwitted but well-meaning sidekick. Bob Balaban is suitably wormy as the Corporate Guy, and the "little guy takes on Goliath" story gets another airing.


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