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Return to Waterloo (1984)

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An unnamed Traveler boards the Guildford-Waterloo train and proceeds to daydream about his life and of having interactions with his fellow passengers.

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Ray Davies

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Ray Davies
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Roth ... Boy Punk
Kenneth Colley ... The Traveller
Claire Parker Claire Parker ... Walkman Girl
Ray Davies ... Subway Singer
Sue Vanner Sue Vanner ... Sexy Girl
Michael Fish Michael Fish ... Himself
Valerie Holliman Valerie Holliman ... Traveler's Wife
Aaron Probyn Aaron Probyn ... Small Boy Traveller
Wanda Rokicki ... School Teacher
Dominique Barnes ... Traveller's Daughter
Christopher Godwin Christopher Godwin ... Businessman
Michael Cule Michael Cule ... Businessman
Hywel Williams-Ellis Hywel Williams-Ellis ... Young Businessman (as Hywel Williams Ellis)
Allan Mitchell Allan Mitchell ... Headmaster
Timothy Davies Timothy Davies ... Father, Horsley Station
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Storyline

An unnamed Traveler boards the Guildford-Waterloo train and proceeds to daydream about his life and of having interactions with his fellow passengers.

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The ultimate music video movie by the ultimate rock 'n' roll storyteller See more »

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Musical | Drama

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PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 May 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ray Davies: Return to Waterloo See more »

Filming Locations:

UK

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

One of Tim Roth's early roles is in this film playing a young punk See more »

Goofs

During the song "Not Far Away," one of the old soldiers mouths the other's line. See more »

Connections

References Psycho II (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Missing Persons
Written and Performed by Ray Davies / The Kinks
Courtesy of RCA Records
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Will I reach my destination?
3 April 2001 | by kryan-1See all my reviews

A splendid musical drama which reflects on the fantasies and frustrations of suburban commuter Ken Colley. It's certainly a film which has to be watched several times but you don't have to be a Kinks fan to appreciate it, because the music narrates the story. We are left to wonder whether Ken Colley as the commuter is undergoing a nervous breakdown or whether he is immersed in fantasy. We get a picture of a man who's daughter has run away from home. He is cheating on his wife and someone who has lost his job but is pretending to still have one by sitting in Hyde Park all day and coming home at the regular time. Childhood dreams and aspirations of success when younger have not materialised and our commuter realises he is a faceless non entity who has reached the pinnacle of his career and escapes into fantasy to alleviate the mundaneness of existence.


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