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The Railway Children (2000)

TV Movie  -   -  Family  -  12 November 2000 (USA)
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Dramatisation of E Nesbit's classic novel about three children whose lives change Dramatically after they move to a Yorkshire cottage near a railway line.

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Jack Blumenau ...
Peter
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Phyllis
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Mother
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Father
Valerie Minifie ...
Cook
Melanie Clark Pullen ...
Ruth
Georgie Glen ...
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Amanda Walker ...
Mrs Ransome
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Jane Wood ...
Ian Gain ...
Bargee
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Dramatisation of E Nesbit's classic novel about three children whose lives change Dramatically after they move to a Yorkshire cottage near a railway line.

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Trivia

The eldest of the railway children, Roberta, is named after Berta Ruck, a close friend of E. Nesbit. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where the children are on the canal bridge they watch a horse drawn canal boat pass under the bridge, the boat however is a motor boat and not an unpowered boat, motor boats did not appear on the canals until the 1920s. See more »

Quotes

Phyllis: Open my present Peter! It's crayons. If you don't want them, I'll have them!
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Version of The Railway Children (1957) See more »

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This is even better than the first film!
18 November 2005 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

I just loved this film - even though I thought the first 1970 film was wonderful, this is better. All the actors are super, and I thought Gregor Fisher was great as Perks, a lovely warmth to him. The really inspired touch was in getting Jenny Agutter to play the mother role this time, and she does it superbly. I always chuckle over the lines given to Bobbie and herself; she warns Bobbie not to go onto the railway line, and Bobbie asks innocently "Didn't you ever walk on the rail tracks when you were a girl?" Tongue in cheek, a nice touch... The trains are gorgeous, scenery beautiful, but we don't see enough of the lovely Michael Kitchen. I've bought this one to watch again and again.


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