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SUBWAYStories: Tales from the Underground (1997)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  17 August 1997 (USA)
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The actual experiences of New York City subway riders are dramatized in a collection of 10 intriguing and very different vignettes. The tales showcase an ensemble of familiar faces, and ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Himself (segment "Subway Car From Hell")
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Vendor (segment "Subway Car From Hell") (as Kris Parker 'KRS-ONE')
Tina North ...
Grandmother (segment "Subway Car From Hell")
Paul Lazar ...
Mr. Nervous (segment "Subway Car From Hell")
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Knish Buyer (segment "Subway Car From Hell")
Anthony S. Calypso ...
Knish Buyer (segment "Subway Car From Hell")
Robert W. Castle ...
Knish Buyer (segment "Subway Car From Hell")
Marlon Cherry ...
Musician (segment "Subway Car From Hell")
Carl J. Ferrazza ...
Hot Dog Buyer (segment "Subway Car From Hell")
Daniel Freedman ...
Strange Man (segment "Subway Car From Hell")
Marc Mueller ...
Musician (segment "Subway Car From Hell")
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Woman on train (as Roxanne Wagner)
Simon Seven ...
Musician (segment "Subway Car From Hell")
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Knish Buyer (segment "Subway Car From Hell") (as Joseph Toutebon)
Daniel Wolff ...
Knish Buyer (segment "Subway Car From Hell")
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The actual experiences of New York City subway riders are dramatized in a collection of 10 intriguing and very different vignettes. The tales showcase an ensemble of familiar faces, and range from stories of compassion and love to reflections on violence and loss. Among them: a disabled beggar quarrels with a woman and ruins her shoes with his wheelchair, provoking onlookers to wrath and pity; a skittish tourist proves to be her own worst enemy; a newlywed trysts with a mysterious sexpot; a commuter helplessly witnesses a suicide attempt; and, in the most affecting segment, a young woman grieves over her mother's imminent death. Written by Anonymous

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Every ride is as unpredictable as the city itself. See more »

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Subway Stories  »

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Trivia

Spike Lee directed a segment titled "Niggericans" but it did not make the final cut. See more »

Goofs

The Prospect Park station in Brooklyn is open cut (in a trench open to the sky), not cut and cover (underground tunnel) like Manhattan stations. See more »

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Featured in Venice Report (1997) See more »

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Great stories, amazing singer
16 January 2001 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

I liked all the stories. Fern's Heart of Darkness was a nice little turn on a rich white woman when she was faced with being...well, I won't ruin it. Each story was a wonderful look at life and its tragedies, celebrations, and hopes. The one that got to me the most was Taryl Hicks singing to her dying mother. That not only sent a tear to my eye, but sent chills down my spine with the power and emotion displayed in her voice. There are rarely any singers that I would call even special in their talents, but this absolutely is the one I remember. Every time I see her portion in the vignettes it still sends chills down my spine and a tear to my eye.


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