While traveling by train, the aspirant writer Cogswell is challenged by an old salesman to get off the train and settle in a small town to lead a boring life. Cogswell asks the conductor to... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
...
Cogswell
Ed McNamara ...
Old Man
Cec Linder ...
Salesman
Errol Slue ...
Conductor
Clare Coulter ...
Store Owner
Samantha Langevin ...
Mother
Rachel Gemmell ...
Girl on swing
...
Man in Store
Ward Kimball ...
Trainmaster - Introduction
...
Himself - Introduction
Edit

Storyline

While traveling by train, the aspirant writer Cogswell is challenged by an old salesman to get off the train and settle in a small town to lead a boring life. Cogswell asks the conductor to stop the train and arrives in a quiet town. He wanders through the town and finds hostile dwellers; further, he notes that an old man is following him. The man tells Cogswell that he has been waiting for twenty years for a stranger to commit the perfect crime. Cogswell replies that he has had the same feeling. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Edit

Details

Language:

Release Date:

22 February 1986 (France)  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in That Sci-Fi Guy: 5/5 Jeff Goldblum Roles (2012) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Perfect Crime
27 March 2009 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

While traveling by train, the aspirant writer Cogswell (Jeff Goldblum) is challenged by a salesman to get off the train and settle in a small town to have a boring life. Cogswell asks the conductor to stop the train and arrives in a calm town. He wanders through the town and finds hostile dwellers; further, he notes that an old man is following him. The man tells Cogswell that he has been waiting for twenty years for a strange to commit the perfect crime. Cogswell replies that he has had the same feeling, reason why he got off in the town to kill a stranger.

I found this tale very disappointing. The situation of the hostility of the dwellers with the newcomer in town is easily understood, but the weird situation of the confrontation of the old man and Cogswell is silly. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "The Town Where No One Got Off"


8 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DVD HELP vickimtubridy
In which episode...? seulementmoi101-1
The Handler WBros
Help me find a story, please! mattnjarah1
Shared episodes with The Martian Chronicles (1979) Mandemus
The episode with the Laurel and Hardy movies. . . ilpr
Discuss The Town Where No One Got Off (1986) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?