It's night in the Southern California desert. In what looks like the Depression, two hoboes board the same boxcar unbeknownst to each other. When the older one discovers the younger silent ... See full summary »

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James Gervasi ...
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Marianna Elliott ...
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It's night in the Southern California desert. In what looks like the Depression, two hoboes board the same boxcar unbeknownst to each other. When the older one discovers the younger silent one, he starts a conversation, giving advice, being avuncular. The conversation turns ugly when he discovers his traveling companion is a young woman. She knows she's in danger, so she offers him some of the money she'll soon be getting. He brushes the offer aside and begins an assault, interrupted by the cries of a baby hidden in her large valise. Push comes to shove, and the older hobo soon finds himself out-boxed. The next day he makes a rueful discovery. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Better than the current IMDb rating
25 February 2008 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I am not sure why this film is rated so poorly on IMDb--it is actually a pretty good short film and it has a nice little twist at the end that is highly reminiscent of another short, LAND OF MANY USES.

This film was set many, many decades ago aboard a boxcar. This one is seemingly occupied by a hobo. When another hobo appears behind some crates, it suddenly becomes clear that these are your stereotypical "nice hobos". The first one, a big fat guy, begins beating the stuffing out of the other--just because he can. Suddenly, he realizes that this hobo isn't what they appear to be--it's a woman! So, naturally, since he's a vicious hobo, he tries to rape her--at which point you hear a baby crying. There's a lot more to the film than this, but I don't want to spoil it.

The film has a nice cinematic quality about it--nice music, editing, direction, etc. It looks very nice. While the story itself isn't great, it's got some nice twists and is worth a look.


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