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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

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")
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")
Ashish Raja ...
Bulla (segment "Grasshopper")
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Nine stories based on the true-life experiences of London Underground passengers.

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train | subway | london england

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Drama

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19 November 1999 (UK)  »

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Historias del metro  »

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DISCONNECTED CHILD
(end credits)
Written and Performed by Tin Star
(David Tomlinson, Tim Bricheno, Tim Gordine)
Published by Zomba Music Publishers Ltd
Licensed courtesy of V2 Limited
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A Collection of Short Stories
6 October 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A quirky, and very British, collection of nine ten minute short stories all set on the London underground.There is no obvious central theme, and no message. Just a celebration of the diversity of everyday goings on in our subterranean transport system.

You don't have to, and are probably not intended to, like all the stories. There is no "eureka" moment.What you do get is idiosyncratic story telling by a distinguished cast. The dialogue is often sparse, placing great importance on acting, and space, which the film delivers in spades.

In an era of increasingly formulaic and homogeneous film making this dares to be different, and rewards the viewer accordingly.Perversely the fact that the tales are no longer than ten minutes makes the overall running time seem longer, as you mentally "rewind" after each short. And if one is losing your interest? Well you are only a few minutes away from your next one.


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