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Across the Tracks (1990)

When Billy returns from reform school he has to attend a different high school at the other side of town. He tries to start with a clean slate but his old rival doesn't make it easy on him ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ricky Schroder ... Billy Maloney (as Rick Schroder)
Brad Pitt ... Joe Maloney
Carrie Snodgress ... Rosemary Maloney
David Anthony Marshall ... Louie
Thomas Mikal Ford ... Coach Walsh
John Linton John Linton ... Brad
Cyril O'Reilly ... Coach Ryder
Jack McGee ... Frank
Annie Dylan Annie Dylan ... Linda
Bebe Drake ... Mrs. Fischer (as Be Be Drake-Massey)
Kent Lipham ... Big Ed
Jaime Gomez ... Bobby (Teammate #1) (as Jaime P. Gomez)
Larron Tate Larron Tate ... Ronnie (Teammate #2) (as Larron D. Tate)
Ron Marquette ... Paulie (Brad's Friend #1)
Andrew Zeller Andrew Zeller ... Tiny (Brad's Friend #2)
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When Billy returns from reform school he has to attend a different high school at the other side of town. He tries to start with a clean slate but his old rival doesn't make it easy on him and his buddy Louie tries to make him go astray again. His brother Joe, quite the opposite of Billy, is a good runner and determined to win a track scholarship. He suggests Billy to join his school's track team, which pits the two brothers against each other... Written by Willy Vanhaelen <willy.vanhaelen@advalvas.be>

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Two brothers. One running for his dreams. The other running for his life. See more »

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Drama | Sport

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nowhere to Run See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Desert Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Recorded in Ultra-Stereo. See more »

Goofs

An 800 meter time of 1:58 is nowhere near good enough to win a scholarship to Stanford. On top of that Stanford would never have any interest in a county championship, they would be more concerned with a potential recruit's performance on the state/national level. See more »

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Performed by Cold Shot produced by Mark T. Eisenstein, Russell Nathan Castillo & Gary Ferguson
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Forgettable junk
30 April 2013 | by jjnxn-1See all my reviews

Terribly directed and acted family conflict drama that would be rightly and completely forgotten if it did not contain Brad Pitt in the cast. He is extremely callow and still has a lot to learn here but at least his bland performance can be put down to the fact that he was still a beginner. Rick Schroder on the other hand is too old to be believable as a high school student and is awful and overwrought. Carrie Snodgrass is okay as the mom, unlike the rest of the dreadful supporting cast, but the script really doesn't give her much too work with. Speaking of the script it is full of huge holes of plausibility and lacks any kind of common sense. To top it all off the score is full of horrid ersatz hard rock. Don't bother.


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