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Tracks (II) (2005)

 -  Drama | Crime  -  9 September 2005 (USA)
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'Tracks' is based on the true-story of a middle class white suburban teenagers who unknowingly committed a senseless act of violence in July of 1982. Peter Madigan and his friends spent ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Chris Gunn ...
Peter Madagin
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Officer Brian Clark
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Leanne Madagin
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Defense Attorney Carante
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Brent Hankins ...
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Robyn Myhr ...
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Don Cartley
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'Tracks' is based on the true-story of a middle class white suburban teenagers who unknowingly committed a senseless act of violence in July of 1982. Peter Madigan and his friends spent countless summer nights on the train tracks in Fairlawn, New Jersey when one evening, they mindlessly threw a switch and derailed an oncoming train resulting in the death of its conductor. This case made history in the New Jersey judicial system and these teenagers (who, at the time, were between the ages of 14 and 16) were the first in the state to be tried and convicted as adults. 'Tracks' chronicles their descent with a portrayal of a boy who made a mistake, paid the consequences and got back on 'track.' Written by Anonymous

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His life began a dead end.

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Rated R for violent content including sexual assault, language, substance abuse and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »
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The prison exterior shots, which are supposed to be in New Jersey, are actually of Sing Sing Prison in Ossining, New York. See more »

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Total disappointment.
9 October 2009 | by (Phx, AZ) – See all my reviews

This is a movie that could have been, and should have been good but it wasn't. Bad script. Unrealistic prison and visitation scenes, and just boring. I am not familiar with the NJ corrections systems but if in fact this young man was in a maximum security prison (which the movie said it was when he was admitted) nothing really made any sense. It is almost like the film makers really did not research corrections at all. Even the child abuse flashback scenes were just corny. More like a really bad made for TV but it was worse than most of the stuff even on Lifetime. Too bad a half hearted effort was put in from the makers of this film.

4/10.


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