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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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Nancy
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Jonah Bauer
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Angela (as Bok Yun Chon)
David Chung ...
Mr. Lee
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Pinchot
Diana Larkin ...
Wendy
Corine Lorain ...
Mrs. Lee (as Corinne Lorain)
Joan Newmark ...
Mrs. Hopper
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Drunken Sailor
Susanne Columbia ...
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Michael K. Hall ...
Mr. Donner
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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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"Hey, Marge! What WAS that crap we just saw?..."
17 January 2001 | by (los angeles) – See all my reviews

Precious bitsy amateurish-sounding dialogue. Hipsterish appearances by Michael Stipe and Henry Gibson (warming up for his MAGNOLIA rocks glass.) A twee setting (railroads in Yosemite!) The earnest, clunky, not-quite-acting acting familiar from homely Sundance cinema. If you want the very definition of everything juiceless, pop-less and minor about the thing that is called "independent filmmaking," you've got it here. The director, Christopher Munch, exudes the personality of an annoyingly soft-spoken, painfully touchy college English major directing his first play and wishing the actors would just be QUIET AND HEAR WHAT HE HAS TO SAY!


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