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Orphan Train (1979)

In 1854, there were living on the streets of New York City over 10,000 abandoned orphaned children. Out of this desperate situation was born the orphan Train. This is a fictionalized account, based on actual events.

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William A. Graham
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jill Eikenberry ... Emma
Kevin Dobson ... Carlin
Linda Manz ... Sarah
Graham Fletcher-Cook ... Liverpool
Melissa Michaelsen Melissa Michaelsen ... J.P.
Charles Fields ... Mouse (as Charlie Fields)
Peter Neuman Peter Neuman ... Ben
John Femia ... Tony
Sara Inglis Sara Inglis ... Annie (as Sarah Ingliss)
Andreas Manske Andreas Manske ... Dutch
Glenn Close ... Jessica
Morgan Farley ... Mr. McGarrity
Severn Darden ... Barrington
Scott Rogers Scott Rogers ... Bruce
Justine Johnston Justine Johnston ... Mrs. Comstock
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In 1854, there were living on the streets of New York City over 10,000 abandoned orphaned children. Out of this desperate situation was born the orphan Train. This is a fictionalized account, based on actual events.

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train | church | railway | orphan | See All (4) »

Genres:

Adventure | Drama

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 December 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El tren de los huérfanos See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

EMI Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This was initially envisioned as a theatrical film with then-real life couple Steve McQueen and Ali MacGraw in the leads. After the duo ended their relationship, it became a TV movie instead. See more »

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Loved this movie
16 November 2004 | by marfy_98See all my reviews

I haven't seen this movie in years, but I loved it when it back then. I'd like to see it on video or DVD. When I first saw it I didn't know at the time that these orphan trains were something that really happened. I would have to say this movie shows a sad time in American history, but also a good time for those kids lucky enough to find a better place to live.

I've been reading up on this movie here online and I knew that Jill Eikenberry was in it and she gave a very good performance, in my opinion. I did not, however, until today realize that Glenn Close is also in this movie. I will have to watch it again if I can find it to see her.


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