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End of the Line (1987)

When the closure of a railway is announced, employees commandeer a locomotive to get to corporate headquarters and confront the president.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Everett
... Warren Gerber
... Jean Haney
... Alvin
Judy Benson ... Lucille
Carroll Dee Bland ... Chester
... Will Haney
Clay Crosby ... Gas Station Attendant
Dan DeMott ... Travers
Trey Fancher ... Tommy
Henderson Forsythe ... Thomas Clinton
Armando Garza ... Gonzalez
Robert Ginnaven ... State Trooper
Lillian Grimes ... Lucy
... Leo Pickett
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2 worker from a railway company realize that the company want to close the railroad track where they work. They steal an engine and travel thru America to the centre of the company to protest against the closing. While travelling they have a lot of adventurous moments. Written by Kornel Osvart <kornelo@alphanet.hu>

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In the name of progress ... one magnificent step backward.

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28 August 1987 (USA)  »

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The engine on the movie poster is completely different to the one used in the film. See more »

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When Will and Leo are pulling into the St. Louis yards and they spot the hobo on the track and apply the brakes, there are no train cars seen next to them. When they get off the train to talk to the hobo there is a piggy back train next to them. See more »

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[first lines]
Will Haney: You fool.
[dragging him off the railroad tracks]
Will Haney: You pretty near bought the farm, you drunken old son of a bitch.
Hobo: The hell I did.
[laughing and drinking]
Will Haney: You lay around on them railroad tracks and you'll have no legs, by golly.
Hobo: Well, at least I would have matched set.
[laughing boisterously]
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I'm Alright When I'm Drinking
Written & Sung by John Wilf
Performed by Ayce Country Band
Recorded & Mixed by Ed Bannon & Rody Hassano at Taj Soundworks
Using the Synclavier® Digital Audio System
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More relevant in Australia than in the US.
26 August 2015 | by See all my reviews

Haney & Leo have been working at their town's local rail freight depot for decades. But when the company that owns the depot shuts it down in order to switch to air freight, the pair decide to steal a locomotive & drive it all the way to Chicago in order to make a case about saving their jobs, in the process turning them into folk heroes.

End of the Line was a drama made in 1987, starring Wilford Brimley & Levon Helm as a pair of railroad workers suddenly made redundant by corporate restructuring. The story is an interesting one (something that would be more relevant here in Australia since the Australian Labor government of 2007-2013 introduced their carbon tax – a tax that was designed to shut down the country's automotive industry which it ultimately did, thanks to the tax's designers, the Australian Greens & their nutty desire to turn Australian drivers into a nation of pushbike riders) & the acting is excellent from all corners. Kevin Bacon makes another of his appearances as Brimley's son-in-law, who has a bad case of gambling addiction & runs a small-time betting ring. But the film is hamstrung by a lack of purpose that hurts the film's chances of becoming a minor classic.


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