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Rails & Ties (2007)

PG-13 | | Drama | 18 April 2008 (Brazil)
A deadly collision between a train and car lead to an unlikely bond between the train engineer and a young boy who escapes the carnage.

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Train fanatic Tom Stark's job enjoyment stops shielding him from grief over his wife Megan's now terminal cancer when Laura Danner commits suicide by planting her car on the railway just before Tom's train arrives. Tom's colleague Otis, who never got over a hobo doing the same on foot, resigns, Tom is suspended. It's even worse for Laura's fatherless son Davey, who loses his home too. He escapes from a monstrous foster-ma's home and tracks down Tom's home. Megan, who was about to leave without allowing him to get closer again during her last weeks, promises to stay if they take on Davey. Boy and childless couple soon grow on each-other, but a social worker is on Davey's trail. Written by KGF Vissers

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When life comes apart, love puts it back together.

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements, an accident scene, brief nudity and momentary strong language | See all certifications »

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18 April 2008 (Brazil)  »

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Yollar ve Baglar  »

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$11,032 (USA) (26 October 2007)

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$18,718 (USA) (4 November 2007)
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Margo Martindale and Kathryn Joosten both guest appeared on different episodes of the show Harry's Law (2011). See more »

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Great performances in extremely improbable script
18 June 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I really liked this movie even though it made me cry so much that I had a headache. Kevin Bacon, Marcia Gay Harden and Miles Heizer made me believe that I was looking into their lives and Alison Eastwood's direction clearly had something to do with that. The script however was very unbelievable. But then again, does it really matter? When I turn to movies, I want to escape reality because reality is not that great (at least mine isn't). I'm not saying that I enjoy crying but I enjoy a movie that can bring me into their world and, for 100 or so minutes, I did not, for one second, think of my world. So I, for one, will look forward to seeing more from Alison Eastwood!


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