Nine stories based on the true-life experiences of London Underground passengers.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke (segment "Mr. Cool")
Joe (segment "Mr. Cool")
Emma (segment "Mr. Cool")
Alex (segment "Horny")
Liz Smith ...
Old Lady (segment "Horny")
Old Gent (segment "Horny")
Leah Fitzgerald ...
Little Girl (segment "Horny")
Mr. X (segment "Grasshopper")
Alicya Eyo ...
Shantel (segment "Grasshopper") (as Alicia Eyo)
Roger Griffiths ...
Charlie (segment "Grasshopper")
Dele Johnson ...
Stevie (segment "Grasshopper")
Reena (segment "Grasshopper")
Peter McNamara ...
Roy (segment "Grasshopper")
Mazaar (segment "Grasshopper")
Mo (segment "Grasshopper")


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 <>

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19 November 1999 (UK)  »

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Historias del metro  »

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Ewan McGregor's directorial debut. See more »


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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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As as exciting as a trip from Baker street to Neasden.
29 March 2003 | by (Bedfordshire , England) – See all my reviews

Its funny how movies that are short stories seem to nearly always dissapoint and Tube Tales is no different. I am always interested in books and films that are a compilation of stories because sometimes you are not in the mood for 2 hour film or a 500 page book so this genre appeals. The fact is that you only ever get one or two tales that are any good and the rest are dross. With this film their are no good stories. They are all rubbish and are as dull as tube journey. This film was made by Sky TV and they have a long , long way to go to make films in the same way the TV company HBO do so brilliantly. There are some good actors in this film but the script is so arty farty it does none of their reputations any good at all. This film is destined to be shown at 4am on cable when nobody will or should bother watching. 3 out of 10.

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