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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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Friends, Rivals... Brothers. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Certificate:

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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Recorded in Ultra-Stereo. See more »

Goofs

Runners generally do not race in track spikes on asphalt tracks. See more »

Soundtracks

Higher
Written by C. Cavaso, T. Cavaso, Adam Murray & Anthony Gallo
Performed by Cold Shot
Produced by Mark T. Eisenstein, Russell Nathan Castillo & Gary Ferguson
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Cliche ridden brother flick.
6 September 1999 | by Ian-100See all my reviews

All the characters are cheap and hackneyed, from the concerned and confused, loving mother to the bad boy friend of the kid fresh from jail. Peer pressure, cod-psychology, simplistic relationships, poor characterisation, it's all here. It's not too offensive - what would one expect from a 1991 Ricky Schroeder/Brad Pitt film based around the adventures of two boys involved in running? A few "important" races, some shouting and a predictable yet ridiculously hole-ridden plot. Great stuff.


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