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Night Train (1998)

Trains, romance, a mysterious past... Poole is an ex-con man whose cons have finally caught up with him. Unaware of his past, Alice joins him in a dramatic escape on the Orient Express.

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Michael Poole
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Alice Mooney
Pauline Flanagan ...
Mrs. Mooney
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Winnie
Peter Caffrey ...
Walter
Paul Roe ...
Blake
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Billy
Cathy White ...
Liz
Kevin McHugh ...
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Alan Archbold ...
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Gerald Fitzmahony ...
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A man released from jail, where he had served time for doctoring the books of a gangster, has to go into hiding from the gangster's men. He moves into a Dublin boarding house run by a woman and her timid daughter. The timid woman immediately takes a shine to the new boarder and to his train sets, which they each use as an escape from reality. However, her mother doesn't like their relationship and they both are chased by the gangsters. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Trains...Romance...A Mysterious Past...


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28 August 1998 (USA)  »

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$4,500,000 (estimated)
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A quirky but charming film
3 June 2013 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

A heart-warming little romance, with spot-on casting and great acting to paper over the cracks in the story line. Hurt plays the 'man of mystery' to perfection: "up to something strange in the attic".

A well observed Dublin also plays a part, as the setting for all or most of the location shots.

One quibble: has anyone ever built an extensive model railway in a rented room? That kind of hobby goes with a fixed abode! But no more implausible than John Hurt playing a romantic lead....

But quibbles aside, Hurt & Blethyn are superb, as usual, and deliver a delightful and diverting entertainment. Simply enjoy!


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