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The Station Agent (2003)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  5 December 2003 (USA)
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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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Release Date:

5 December 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Station Agent  »

Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

£266,392 (UK) (2 April 2004)
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Such were the budgetary constraints on this 20-day shoot, Patricia Clarkson's modified trailer - a windowless contraption - had originally been used for transporting horses. See more »

Goofs

When Fin is walking along the railroad track at night after getting drunk at the bar, the strap on his bag is flat and then twisted, just before he falls. See more »

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[first lines]
Henry Styles: Morning, professor.
Finbar McBride: Good morning.
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Aura Lee
Arranged by Robert Hackl (as Bob Hackl) and Ken Stange
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I was entranced. Just what I want in a movie.
28 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Station Agent was for me one of those "quiet movies about quiet people who come and go quietly" (I'm not a big fan of action films.) I love to experience human intimacy on film and The Station Agent did exactly that for me. I found the characters, and their interaction, captivating. I fell in love with Patricia Clarkson through Six Feet Under, Bobby Cannavale through Will & Grace, and Peter Dinklage through Dinner for Five. What an ensemble! In this coming together of such grand talent, I experienced synergistic convergence, a rare commodity in film. I found Peter absolutely enchanting, he delivers a magical performance. I am in awe of the light that shines from his being. I perceive him to be an ancient soul. My life has been enriched for having experienced his essence. And, even though I'm old enough to be his mother, I find him to be a handsome and sexy man! (And I'm 5'9" tall). The universe has been waiting for Peter Dinklage. I look for him to accomplish wonderful things (in and out of the film industry).


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