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Track 29 (1988)

R | | Drama, Mystery | 12 July 1988 (USA)
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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 ... 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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The young Linda is seen with posters of George Harrison (executive producer of the film) and David Bowie (star of Nicolas Roeg's hit The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)) on her bedroom wall. 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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Is she his mother, his lover, and do we even care
23 July 2000 | by (Adelaide, Australia) – See all my reviews

A woman suffers mental trauma twenty years after being raped - at least that's the most obtainable synopsis for this bizarre but entirely unengaging drama. Theresa Russell plays the bored housewife, trapped in a passionless marriage with doctor Christopher Lloyd. When a man claiming to be her son - stolen from her arms at birth after the rape - appears out of nowhere, knowing an awful lot about her, it releases the trauma she has kept hidden for so long.

What should be intriguing is anything but. It is impossible to care for Russell because she's embarrassingly bad. Lloyd has nothing to do (never mind nothing funny). The young Oldman is shown up in this most difficult of roles. That's probably thanks to the director more than himself. Roeg's output is horribly inconsistent. You would have hoped that working from a script by the late, brilliant Dennis Potter would have inspired him to make a masterpiece. He can't even keep the film on the ground.

But then again, the Americans never got a grasp on Potter's humour. And Roeg has hardly been worth watching since he went to the States.


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