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The Station Agent (2003)

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When his only friend dies, a man born with dwarfism moves to rural New Jersey to live a life of solitude, only to meet a chatty hot dog vendor and a woman dealing with her own personal loss.

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When his only friend and co-worker dies, a young man born with dwarfism moves to an abandoned train depot in rural New Jersey. Though he tried to maintain a life of solitude, he is soon entangled with an artist who is struggling with a personal tragedy and an overly friendly Cuban hot-dog vendor. Written by Anonymous

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Loneliness is much better when you have got someone to share it with (norway DVD release).

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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5 December 2003 (USA)  »

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Station Agent  »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$57,785 (USA) (3 October 2003)

Gross:

$5,739,376 (USA) (2 April 2004)
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All the artwork seen in Olivia Harris' house was painted and provided by actress Jessalyn Gilsig, writer/director Tom McCarthy's friend and co-star during their run in TV show Boston Public (2000). See more »

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When Fin and Joe spend the night at Olivia's, the towel she brings to Fin and places at the foot of the bed disappears in the next shot. See more »

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[first lines]
Henry Styles: Morning, professor.
Finbar McBride: Good morning.
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Referenced in Half in the Bag: 2015 Re-Cap (So Far) (2015) See more »

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Aura Lee
Arranged by Robert Hackl (as Bob Hackl) and Ken Stange
Performed by Sourcerer
Courtesy of DreamWorks Music Publishing
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favourite film of the last few years
16 July 2004 | by (manchester england) – See all my reviews

I have never commented on any database about anything until now.

I wanted to find out more about the cast and Google raised this DB; I was delighted to see the customer comment facility. Reading a selection of comments I was astonished to find how much uniformity there was. Many of us seem to have had a similar experience.

I have seen the film twice. I enjoyed it so much that I thought perhaps it was because I was in the right mood and it would not stand scrutiny a second time. I enjoyed it, if anything, more on the second occasion. On both occasions when the film ended there was an audible groan of dismay from the audience that it finished long before they were ready.

It has not had a wide circulation in England and I have been a one man promotional bore encouraging friends to go to see it.

I thought that Lost in Translation would be my favourite of the last few years but it has been pushed out of the top slot.

I am surprise at a few of the comments from other contributors. "what is a coffee wagon doing in such a place", "poor script for Patricia Clarkson" etc.

For me the script, photography, acting, cutting and casting were perfect. Only one complaint- too short.

It is hard to pick the best performance and I will certainly change my mind next time I ask myself, but today I would go for Bobby Cannavale.

Geoff Livesey


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