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Warm Nights on a Slow Moving Train (1988)

R | | Drama | 31 March 1989 (USA)
A convent teacher spreads a little happiness and makes enough money to support her crippled brother's habit by selling her favours regularly on a cross-country night sleeper. She makes sure... See full summary »

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Norman Kaye ...
Salesman
John Clayton ...
Football Coach
Lewis Fitz-Gerald ...
Brian
Rod Zuanic ...
Young Soldier
Steve J. Spears ...
Singer
Grant Tilly ...
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Peter Whitford ...
Steward
Peter Sullivan ...
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Stationmaster
Eileen Price ...
Mother Superior
Neil Thompson ...
Cleric
John Flaus ...
Taxi Driver
Peter Carmody ...
Second Class Passenger
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A convent teacher spreads a little happiness and makes enough money to support her crippled brother's habit by selling her favours regularly on a cross-country night sleeper. She makes sure she is in control of each encounter until one client reaches her more than she expects. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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She is an art teacher at a quiet suburban Catholic school, attractive, well-mannered and worldly, yet during the weekend... See more »

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31 March 1989 (USA)  »

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Nachtzug  »

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$400,000 (USA)
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The Internationale
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Written by Pierre Degeyter and Eugène Pottier
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intriguing, until the plot kicks in
14 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This provocative Australian drama takes a sharp look at the games people play, showing how men use women and how one woman, in turn, retaliates by building male egos and then callously deflating them. By day she's a Catholic school teacher, but every weekend on the overnight express to Sidney she dons a different costume and assumes a different personality, luring men to her bed where, after demanding cash, she loves and then leaves them.

The absence of any character names puts the story on an intriguing symbolic level, but all it takes is one tall, dark, and handsome stranger (Colin Friels, playing a Down-Under 007) to have his way with her before the erstwhile heroine turns suddenly submissive, falling headlong into a political assassination plot which is hard to connect to anything preceding it. It's either the longest introduction to a murder mystery, or the lamest ending to what could have been a fascinating character study; either way, the payoff can't hope to match the elaborate set-up.


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