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A chance encounter alters a teenage girl's perception of herself and her outlook on life.

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Judith
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Wesley
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Dr. Clarke
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Large Woman
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Ticket Clerk
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Jimmy
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Elderly Man
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Bottle Lady
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Trix
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Darrell
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Irene
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Lynn
Richard Alliger ...
Blackjack Skeptic (as Rich T. Alliger)
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Two teens tell stories about their lives while waiting at a bus stop. Judith and her brother have suffered a nomadic existence with their semi-professional ballroom dancing parents, who are now past their prime. Jimmy tells two tales. One about two women who meet up with a high-roller in Atlantic City. The second is about an infertile woman's marriage to a religious fanatic. The three stories are told in anthology style. Meanwhile, bus station denizens wander in and out. Chief among these are a bag lady and a fat cop. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Very realistic characters that draw you in.
7 May 1999 | by (Philadelphia) – See all my reviews

An unlikely concept to link together three short stories with the theme that all are waiting at the same bus depot sounds rather a cliche but the remarkable writing pulls everything together flawlessly. Almost all the acting is very strong. I think there are some future stars here. I think most Americans will be able to identify with what happens to these characters, even if their own lives are actually a little more calm. The best and the worst of the human spirit are both realistically intertwined.


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