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The Station Agent (2003)

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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(as Tom Mccarthy)
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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

5 December 2003 (USA)  »

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Station Agent  »

Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$57,785 (USA) (5 October 2003)

Gross:

$5,739,376 (USA) (4 April 2004)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The budget was so small that Patricia Clarkson's windowless trailer had originally been used for transporting horses. See more »

Goofs

The level of beer in Fin's glass on his first trip to the bar. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Henry Styles: Morning, professor.
Finbar McBride: Good morning.
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Best Films of 2003 (2004) 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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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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