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Tube Tales (1999)

 |  Drama  |  19 November 1999 (UK)
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Nine stories based on the true-life experiences of London Underground passengers.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Luke (segment "Mr. Cool")
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Joe (segment "Mr. Cool")
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Emma (segment "Mr. Cool")
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Alex (segment "Horny")
Liz Smith ...
Old Lady (segment "Horny")
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Old Gent (segment "Horny")
Leah Fitzgerald ...
Little Girl (segment "Horny")
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Mr. X (segment "Grasshopper")
Alicia Eyo ...
Shantel (segment "Grasshopper")
Roger Griffiths ...
Charlie (segment "Grasshopper")
Dele Johnson ...
Stevie (segment "Grasshopper")
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Reena (segment "Grasshopper")
Peter McNamara ...
Roy (segment "Grasshopper")
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Mazaar (segment "Grasshopper")
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Mo (segment "Grasshopper")
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Collective film comprised of nine stories taking place in and around underground transportation in London, all based on true facts submitted by readers of "Time Out" magazine: in "Mr. Cool" (Jenkins) a young female worker is courted by a colleague who travels by subway and an executive with his own car; in "Horny" (Hopkins), a girl gets sexually aroused every time she takes the subterranean; in "Grasshopper" (Huda), youngsters, police inspectors and drug pushers get mixed up in the subway; in "My Father the Liar" (Hoskins), a little boy takes the train with his father and witness an unexpected incident; in "Bone" (McGregor), a musician is in search of his Muse in the train cars; in "Mouth" (Iannucci), an attractive female passenger rides a noisy train compartment, as she gets sick; in "A Bird in the Hand" (Law), an old man experiences a sense of freedom helping a trapped bird; in "Rosebud" (Dellal), a mother desperately looks for her little daughter, while the girl has a good time; ... Written by Edgar Soberón Torchia <estorchia@gmail.com>

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Historias del metro  »

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Composed and Performed by Faze & Zero
Published by Bruton Music Limited
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Lots of promise, fails to deliver
20 September 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Sadly this piece is loaded with talent but gives the impression that the project was managed by a committee.

I suspect it will serve a good piece of social history if you don't waste a lot of time worrying about the story lines.

If the DVD had been released with more confidence it might have been nice to have some literature in the packaging. Can you spot I was desperate for some clues here?

It gets a 3 because of the sterling efforts of Denise Van Outen and maybe Ray Winstone. I am a big fan of Armando Iannucci who I suspect had spotted the absence of direction and must have written his story in his coffee break?


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