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SUBWAYStories: Tales from the Underground (1997)

The actual experiences of New York City subway riders are dramatized in a collection of 10 intriguing and very different vignettes. The tales showcase an ensemble of familiar faces, and ... See full summary »

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Adam Brooks (segment), John Guare (segment) | 9 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Irwin ... Bill Irwin (segment "Subway Car from Hell")
KRS-One ... Vendor (segment "Subway Car from Hell") (as Kris Parker 'KRS-One')
Tina North Tina North ... Grandmother (segment "Subway Car from Hell")
Paul Lazar ... Mr. Nervous (segment "Subway Car from Hell")
Andre B. Blake ... Knish Buyer (segment "Subway Car from Hell")
Anthony S. Calypso Anthony S. Calypso ... Knish Buyer (segment "Subway Car from Hell")
Robert W. Castle ... Knish Buyer (segment "Subway Car from Hell")
Marlon Cherry Marlon Cherry ... Musician (segment "Subway Car from Hell")
Carl J. Ferrazza Carl J. Ferrazza ... Hot Dog Buyer (segment "Subway Car from Hell")
Daniel Freedman Daniel Freedman ... Strange Man (segment "Subway Car from Hell")
Marc Mueller Marc Mueller ... Musician (segment "Subway Car from Hell")
Paul Mueller Paul Mueller ... Musician (segment "Subway Car from Hell")
Simon Seven Simon Seven ... Musician (segment "Subway Car from Hell")
Joe Toutebon ... Knish Buyer (segment "Subway Car from Hell") (as Joseph Toutebon)
Daniel Wolff Daniel Wolff ... Knish Buyer (segment "Subway Car from Hell")
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Storyline

The actual experiences of New York City subway riders are dramatized in a collection of 10 intriguing and very different vignettes. The tales showcase an ensemble of familiar faces, and range from stories of compassion and love to reflections on violence and loss. Among them: a disabled beggar quarrels with a woman and ruins her shoes with his wheelchair, provoking onlookers to wrath and pity; a skittish tourist proves to be her own worst enemy; a newlywed trysts with a mysterious sexpot; a commuter helplessly witnesses a suicide attempt; and, in the most affecting segment, a young woman grieves over her mother's imminent death. Written by Anonymous

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Every ride is as unpredictable as the city itself. See more »

Genres:

Drama

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TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Subway Stories See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Spike Lee directed a segment titled "Niggericans" but it did not make the final cut. See more »

Goofs

In the segment, "The 5:24", the Tuesday train is shown entering the station and traveling throughout the scene from left to right, but at the end the car is seen rolling into a station right to left with Tucker and the Old Man in the same seats. See more »

Quotes

Old Man (segment "The 5:24"): As the hooker once said, "If they pay you for it, it's not love."
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Crazy Credits

The camera pans around and breaks the fourth wall by showing the crew during the closing credits. See more »

Connections

Featured in Venice Report (1997) See more »

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cult classic....
23 November 2006 | by napadapperSee all my reviews

an emotional roller-coaster which leaves you staring at the credits in la la land long after you should have gotten up and fetched that other beer.....i find it strange that the most compelling story i have witnessed on film is not readily available on DVD..in NTSC format at least and also that adrenaline pumping ...Tyral Hicks scene.. which brings these riveting stories to their anti climax..or climax if you may..is hidden away in fine print in the cast listing by billing......is there anyone who can help me source the DVD in NTSC format. another anomaly regarding this film is that it seems to be only shown at 2 or 3 AM .. but hey i guess that how it attained it cult classic status...


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