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Color of a Brisk and Leaping Day (1996)

 -  Drama  -  2 May 1997 (USA)
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The Yosemite Valley Railroad, which runs through the breathtaking scenery and stunning vistas of the Merced River Canyon to its terminus at El Portal outside Yosemite National Park, is on ... See full summary »

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The Yosemite Valley Railroad, which runs through the breathtaking scenery and stunning vistas of the Merced River Canyon to its terminus at El Portal outside Yosemite National Park, is on the brink of failure. The grandson of a Chinese railroad laborer embarks on a romantic, but ultimately doomed, quest to save this railroad from being sold for scrap. His love of trains finds him working as a railroad-man, instead of at his father's profitable business. He manages to locate a wealthy eccentric investor to help him acquire the railroad, but its financial inviability makes this a quixotic reprieve, at best. The film also portrays the anti-Asian racism present in America at the conclusion of World War II. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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A Good Ride
2 September 2008 | by (Philadelphia, PA USA) – See all my reviews

I liked this one a lot. Definitely not an everyday story, and it was told well. The pacing was excellent.

The bit with fancy private rail car to go to Washington DC seemed a bit forced, like "hey we've got a fancy private rail car we can use, let's write it into the script!"

I had no issues with the acting. Well maybe Michael Stipe was too Michael Stipe in his role.

This is a nice little movie. It looks cool, like Jim Jermish's one with Johhny Depp as the accountant in the old west.

90 minutes well spent.


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