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SUBWAYStories: Tales from the Underground (1997)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  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 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")
Roxanne Amandez ...
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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Based on ten true tales of life...underground. See more »

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Trivia

HBO held a contest asking New Yorkers to submit interesting true stories that happened on the subways. The winning stories were then adapted for the film. See more »

Goofs

Narration at the start of the segment "Love on the A Train" identifies the man's daily starting point as Hoyt-Schermerhorn station. But on the day of the "first fight", it stops at Hoyt-Schermerhorn after he's on board. See more »

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Featured in Venice Report (1997) See more »

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Engaging and clever movie.
19 January 2001 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Funny, poignant, attractively economical. Maybe the stories (and the subway scenes) are a touch sanitized but the whole thing works wondrously. It sometimes reminds you of "Smoke" - very high praise. Loved the NYC tourist's game of recognizing the stations and character types.


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