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Across the Tracks (1990)

When Billy returns from reform school he has to attend a different high school at the other side of town. He tries to start with a clean slate but his old rival doesn't make it easy on him ... See full summary »

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Billy Maloney (as Rick Schroder)
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Joe Maloney
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Rosemary Maloney
David Anthony Marshall ...
Louie
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Coach Walsh
John Linton ...
Brad
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Coach Ryder
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Frank
Annie Dylan ...
Linda
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Mrs. Fischer (as Be Be Drake-Massey)
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Big Ed
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Bobby (Teammate #1) (as Jaime P. Gomez)
Larron Tate ...
Ronnie (Teammate #2) (as Larron D. Tate)
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Andrew Zeller ...
Tiny (Brad's Friend #2)
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When Billy returns from reform school he has to attend a different high school at the other side of town. He tries to start with a clean slate but his old rival doesn't make it easy on him and his buddy Louie tries to make him go astray again. His brother Joe, quite the opposite of Billy, is a good runner and determined to win a track scholarship. He suggests Billy to join his school's track team, which pits the two brothers against each other... Written by Willy Vanhaelen <willy.vanhaelen@advalvas.be>

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Nice little independent movie before Brad Pitt's superstardom
31 July 2002 | by (Järvenpää, Finland) – See all my reviews

I can only say that this slighty forgotten Brad Pitt flick from eleven years back is much better than you would perhaps expect. Even though "Across the tracks" is a very typical and basic drama of a single-mother who's trying to raise his two sons. One thing that gave me a smile or two was the fact that this film had some incredibly silly goofs. I'm not the type of a lad who usually tries to find 'em but this time they really attracted my attention. The sight of soundman's microphone in the kitchen scene was something I thought I would never have to see in a motion picture. And how much does Billy actually get up his nose when he sniffs a line? Some other thing that amused me massively was some of the smaller characters. They were so bloody stereotypical it was extremely comical, nearly hilarious and many of their lines were sooo ridiculous. If you're a Brad Pitt fan you'll love this movie. Observing how much Pitt has developed as an actor during the 90's I have to admit that this Schroder bloke was just as good if not even better than him. Still, Pitt wasn't at all bad either. "Across the tracks" was a movie that's worth checking out, that's all there's left to say about it.


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