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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
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Louie
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Coach Walsh
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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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Two brothers. One running for his dreams. The other running for his life. See more »

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15 February 1991 (USA)  »

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Nowhere to Run  »

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Recorded in Ultra-Stereo. See more »

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Runnin' Nowhere
Written by J. Blanton
Performed by The Royal Court of China
Produced by The Royal Court of China
Engineered by Brian Jenkins
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Forgettable junk
30 April 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Terribly directed and acted family conflict drama that would be rightly and completely forgotten if it did not contain Brad Pitt in the cast. He is extremely callow and still has a lot to learn here but at least his bland performance can be put down to the fact that he was still a beginner. Rick Schroder on the other hand is too old to be believable as a high school student and is awful and overwrought. Carrie Snodgrass is okay as the mom, unlike the rest of the dreadful supporting cast, but the script really doesn't give her much too work with. Speaking of the script it is full of huge holes of plausibility and lacks any kind of common sense. To top it all off the score is full of horrid ersatz hard rock. Don't bother.


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