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Rails & Ties -- 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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Rails & Ties -- Interview: Kevin Bacon "On The Story"
Rails & Ties -- 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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Director:
Writer (WGA):
Micky Levy (written by)
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Release Date:
18 April 2008 (Brazil) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
When life comes apart, love puts it back together.
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Strong acting and a decent directorial debut by Allison Eastwood See more (22 total) »

Cast

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Kevin Bacon ... Tom Stark

Marcia Gay Harden ... Megan Stark

Miles Heizer ... Davey Danner

Marin Hinkle ... Renee

Eugene Byrd ... Otis Higgs

Bonnie Root ... Laura Danner

Steve Eastin ... N.B. Garcia

Laura Cerón ... Susan Garcia

Margo Martindale ... Judy Neasy

Kathryn Joosten ... Mrs. Brown

Steven M. Porter ... Howie Pugh

Jim Cody Williams ... Vince the Engineer

Kerri Randles ... Rosanna
Stephen Peace ... Bartender

Robert Harvey ... Administrator #1

Michael Otis ... Administrator #2

Ernest Harden Jr. ... Official #1
Mike McCaul ... Official #2

Maya Goldsmith ... Sheila

Michael Raynor ... Detective Christian Fox

Micky Levy ... Detective Ann Crane

John Nielsen ... Dr. Offenberger
Dennis Napolitano ... Piano Teacher
Mary Beth McDade ... News Reporter

Brian Bogulski ... Workman #1

Jade Marx-Berti ... Nurse #1 (as Jade Marx)

Nathan Kornelis ... Father
Dalton Stumbo ... Child
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Anise Fuller ... Lee (uncredited)
Tommy Gerrits ... Boy in hospital (uncredited)

Jack Kaeding ... 9 year old Tom (uncredited)

Directed by
Alison Eastwood 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Micky Levy (written by)

Produced by
Robert Lorenz .... producer
Tim Moore .... co-producer
Peer J. Oppenheimer .... producer
Barrett Stuart .... producer
 
Original Music by
Kyle Eastwood 
Michael Stevens 
 
Cinematography by
Tom Stern (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Gary Roach 
 
Casting by
Matt Huffman 
 
Production Design by
James J. Murakami 
 
Set Decoration by
Ronald R. Reiss 
 
Costume Design by
Deborah Hopper 
 
Makeup Department
Patricia DeHaney .... key hair stylist (as Patricia Dehaney-Le May)
Eryn Krueger Mekash .... makeup department head (as Eryn Krueger)
Carol A. O'Connell .... key hair stylist
Jay Wejebe .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Bill Daly .... post-production executive
Tim Moore .... production manager
Kevin L. James .... post executive assistant (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Katie Carroll .... second assistant director
Peter Dress .... second second assistant director
Donald Murphy .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Scott M. Anderson .... assistant property master
Bruce L. Luizzi .... leadman
Linda Luizzi .... set decoration buyer
William S. Maxwell III .... set dresser
Dan Morski .... assistant art director
Michael Muscarella .... construction cordinator
Joseph Musso .... production illustrator
Greg Sanger .... set dresser
Michael Sexton .... property master
Robert Silcock .... gang boss
 
Sound Department
James Ashwill .... foley mixer
Gail Carroll-Coe .... sound utility
William Cawley .... first assistant sound editor
Flash Deros .... boom operator
Michael Dressel .... supervising foley editor
Juno J. Ellis .... adr supervisor
Charles Hamilton .... sound recordist
Jason King .... sound effects editor
Steve Mann .... sound effects editor
Walt Martin .... sound mixer
Alan Robert Murray .... sound
Kevin Murray .... assistant sound editor
Rupert Nadeau .... adr assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Steve Riley .... special effects supervisor
Dominic V. Ruiz .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Liz Radley .... video & computer graphics supervisor
Bob Wiatr .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Hans Raith .... stunt performer
Misty Rosas .... stunt double
Nancy Thurston .... stunt performer
Buddy Van Horn .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Buzzy Burwell .... lighting technician
Stephen S. Campanelli .... camera operator
Trevor Carroll-Coe .... film loader
Bill Coe .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Ross Dunkerley .... gaffer
Michael Kowalczyk .... camera production assistant: "d" camera
John Lacy .... assistant chief lighting technician
Joseph M. Lyons .... set lighting technician
Bobby McMahan .... second assistant camera
Mike Moad .... key dolly grip
Tony Rivetti Jr. .... still photographer
Mariana Sánchez de Antuñano .... additional first assistant camera
Andrew Taylor .... best boy grip
Mike Visencio .... lighting technician
 
Casting Department
Katie Curtright .... casting assistant
Tony Hobbs .... extras casting
Jeni Thornell .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cheryl Cravedi .... set costumer
Cheryl Scarano .... costume supervisor
Jack Taggart .... head ager/dyer
Erika Walthall .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Blu Murray .... first assistant editor
Aidan Stanford .... color timer
 
Transportation Department
Nicholas Acquaviva .... driver
Dawn Ballou .... driver
L. Chip Crosby Jr. .... driver
Chris Deguzman .... generator operator/driver
Doug Dovichi .... driver
William Hogue .... driver
Mike Ortiz .... driver
Tina Peterson .... driver
Kirk Roberts .... driver
Alana Stelling .... transportation captain
Larry Stelling .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Scott M. Anderson .... asst. prop master
Darrin Cummings .... assistant location manager
Thomas W. Dorst Jr. .... assistant to producer
Jessica Franks .... key set assistant
Matthew J. Gannon .... production assistant
Danielle Hartzell .... assistant production coordinator
Nancy G. James .... key craft service
Tory Littman .... craft service
Linda Luizzi .... set decoration buyer
Hailey Murray .... production staff
Susie Pilzninski .... accounting clerk
Jamie Robinson .... production secretary
Taffy Schweickhardt .... first assistant accountant
Tracy Scott .... script supervisor
Karen Shaw .... production coordinator
Andy Sowerwine .... production assistant
Linda Stelling .... set medic
Stephanie Whallon .... second assistant accountant
Will Ziegenhorn .... production assistant
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements, an accident scene, brief nudity and momentary strong language
Runtime:
101 min | Argentina:109 min
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Alison Eastwood (Clint Eastwood's daughter)'s directorial debut.See more »
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23 out of 46 people found the following review useful.
Strong acting and a decent directorial debut by Allison Eastwood, 15 November 2007
Author: george.schmidt (gpschmidt67@gmail.com) from fairview, nj

RAILS & TIES (2007) **1/2 Kevin Bacon, Marcia Gay Harden, Miles Heizer, Marin Hinkle, Eugene Byrd, Bonnie Root, Steve Eastin, Laura Ceron, Margo Martindale, Kathryn Joosten. Unlikely melodrama about a young boy (newcomer Heizer) who comes into the lives of a train engineer and his dying wife (Bacon and Harden respectively) after an act of fate occurs binding the three together through their grief. Actress Allison Eastwood – daughter of Clint – parallels her father in the film-making process in this directorial debut that comes across as a Lifetime TV Movie but she employs many of his skills (i.e. soft fades to black, expert acting, subtle camera movements) that overlook the script's shortcomings.

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