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Track 29 (1988)

R | | Drama, Mystery | 12 July 1988 (USA)
A doctor's wife tires of his obsession with model trains, and spends her days wondering about the son she gave up for adoption at birth. While eating at a roadside cafe, she encounters a ... See full summary »

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A doctor's wife tires of his obsession with model trains, and spends her days wondering about the son she gave up for adoption at birth. While eating at a roadside cafe, she encounters a British hitchhiker, who turns out to be her son. They spend time together trying to find a bond. The son begins to hate the husband, and the wife begins worrying about the safety of her husband and his train set. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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He Was Her Dream And Her Obsession. Her Son... And Her Lover

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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$429,028 (USA)
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Several years earlier, in 1983, Joseph Losey planned to make a film out of Dennis Potter's screenplay with Lee Marvin in a leading role. It would have been Losey's first film in his native America for over thirty years. At the last minute, financing fell through; Losey died the following year. See more »

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Henry Henry: If there's one thing I've learned in this world, it's that women and trains don't mix!
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M-O-T-H-E-R
by Theodore Morse and Fiske O'Hara
Lyrics by Howard Johnson (uncredited)
Performed by Gary Oldman (uncredited)
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puts the 'loco' back in locomotive
10 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Poor Theresa Russell is once again subjected to her husband Nicholas Roeg's own unique brand of cinematic shock therapy, playing a frustrated southern belle trapped in a loveless marriage to model train fanatic Christopher Lloyd (hence the oblique title). When a disturbed young stranger wanders into town claiming to be her long-lost son, she begins to wonder if her mind has snapped, but there's much less to the film than what meets the eye. Roeg likes to mask the meaning of his scenarios behind a smokescreen of self-indulgent style, inside of which is a more-or-less conventional story struggling to get out. His collaboration here with writer Dennis Potter would seem to be a match made in heaven, but stripped of its visual and narrative razzle-dazzle devices the film emerges as little more than a perverse and uneasy mix of satire and psychodrama, with several flamboyant performances and a great mental breakdown montage, showing trains colliding and buildings collapsing, all inside Theresa Russell's pretty, mixed-up head.


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