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Track 29 (1988)

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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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Taglines:

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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Chattanooga Choo Choo
Words by Mack Gordon
Music by Harry Warren
© 1941 Twentieth Century Music Corporation assigned to SBK United Partnership
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B for effort
19 December 1998 | by wconversSee all my reviews

Oldman's intense performance and an obvious effort to make a surreal, metaphysical statement weren't enough to pull the weight of this film. Long, drawn out scenes reminded me of the guy who goes "Get it? Get it yet? Get it now?" long after the joke has been made. Also irritating were Russell and Camps' performances, which were hard to pinpoint as whiny scripting or whiny acting.


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