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Night Train (1998)

Trains, romance, a mysterious past. Poole is an ex-conman, whose cons have finally caught up with him. Unaware of his past, Alice joins him in a dramatic escape on the Orient Express.

Director:

John Lynch

Writer:

Aodhan Madden
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Hurt ... Michael Poole
Brenda Blethyn ... Alice Mooney
Pauline Flanagan Pauline Flanagan ... Mrs. Mooney
Rynagh O'Grady ... Winnie
Peter Caffrey Peter Caffrey ... Walter
Paul Roe Paul Roe ... Blake
Lorcan Cranitch ... Billy
Cathy White Cathy White ... Liz
Kevin McHugh Kevin McHugh ... Detective Cassidy
Aaron Harris Aaron Harris ... Sgt. Charlie
Alan Archbold Alan Archbold ... Abattior Man
Gerald Fitzmahony Gerald Fitzmahony ... Delivery Man
Daniel Reardon Daniel Reardon ... Drunk Man
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Storyline

A man released from jail, where he had served time for doctoring the books of a gangster, has to go into hiding from the gangster's men. He moves into a Dublin boarding house run by a woman and her timid daughter. The timid woman immediately takes a shine to the new boarder and to his train sets, which they each use as an escape from reality. However, her mother doesn't like their relationship and they both are chased by the gangsters. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Trains...Romance...A Mysterious Past...


Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Esti vonat See more »

Filming Locations:

County Wicklow, Ireland See more »

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Budget:

$4,500,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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performances exceed the material
15 July 2001 | by andriambaSee all my reviews

Delighted to find this has been picked up by Lifetime Movies and will get the exposure it deserves. Sensitive performances and well-photographed travellogue plus an odd subplot make this a winner. Blethyn in particular is her usual talented self and somehow we even begin to see John Hurt as handsome thru her eyes--no small feat!


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