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Track 29 (1988)

R | | Drama, Mystery | 12 July 1988 (USA)
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A doctor's wife tires of his obsession with model trains, and spends her days wondering about the son she gave up for adoption at birth. While eating at a roadside café, she encounters a ... See full summary »

Director:

Nicolas Roeg

Writer:

Dennis Potter
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Theresa Russell ... Linda Henry
Gary Oldman ... Martin
Christopher Lloyd ... Henry Henry
Colleen Camp ... Arlanda
Sandra Bernhard ... Nurse Stein
Seymour Cassel ... Dr. Bernard Fairmont
Leon Rippy ... Trucker
Vance Colvig Jr. Vance Colvig Jr. ... Mr. Ennis (as Vance Colvig)
Kathryn Tomlinson Kathryn Tomlinson ... Receptionist
Elijah Christopher Perry Elijah Christopher Perry ... Redneck (as Jerry Rushing)
Tommy Hull Tommy Hull ... Counterman
J. Michael Hunter J. Michael Hunter ... Waiter
Richard K. Olsen ... Delegate
Ted Barrow Ted Barrow ... Old Man
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Storyline

A doctor's wife tires of his obsession with model trains, and spends her days wondering about the son she gave up for adoption at birth. While eating at a roadside café, she encounters a British hitchhiker, who turns out to be her son. They spend time together trying to find a bond. The son begins to hate the husband, and the wife begins worrying about the safety of her husband and his train set. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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He Was Her Dream And Her Obsession. Her Son... And Her Lover

Genres:

Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Handamde Films Website

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 July 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Track 29 - Ein gefährliches Spiel See more »

Filming Locations:

Wilmington, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$429,028
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Company Credits

Production Co:

HandMade Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Several years earlier, in 1983, Joseph Losey planned to make a film out of Dennis Potter's screenplay with Lee Marvin in a leading role. It would have been Losey's first film in his native America for over thirty years. At the last minute, financing fell through. Losey died the following year. See more »

Quotes

Henry Henry: If there's one thing I've learned in this world, it's that women and trains don't mix!
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Remake of Play for Today: Schmoedipus (1974) See more »

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Mother
Words and Music by John Lennon
© 1971 Northern Songs
Performed by The Plastic Ono Band (uncredited)
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Oldman shines
10 October 1998 | by QwikBallSee all my reviews

Nowhere else is Roeg's filmmaking as elemental and visceral as it is in Track. Black comedy is an inadequate label, for certain. "Models" and their uses and abuses are examined in the film. It is almost as gut wrenching to watch Christopher Llyod being spanked by Sandra Bernhardt as it is to watch Ricky and his mother in <Better Off Dead>. Oldman lends his untamed (yet not quite perfected) style to a film that would be richly sleek even without him.


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