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Tube Tales (1999)

PG-13 | | Drama | 19 November 1999 (UK)
Nine stories based on the true-life experiences of London Underground passengers.

Writers:

Ed Allen II (segment), Gaby Dellal (segment) | 8 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Flemyng ... Luke (segment "Mr. Cool")
Dexter Fletcher ... Joe (segment "Mr. Cool")
Kelly Macdonald ... Emma (segment "Mr. Cool")
Denise Van Outen ... Alex (segment "Horny")
Liz Smith ... Old Lady (segment "Horny")
Tom Bell ... Old Gent (segment "Horny")
Leah Fitzgerald Leah Fitzgerald ... Little Girl (segment "Horny")
Stephen Taylor Stephen Taylor ... Mr. X (segment "Grasshopper")
Alicya Eyo Alicya Eyo ... Shantel (segment "Grasshopper") (as Alicia Eyo)
Roger Griffiths ... Charlie (segment "Grasshopper")
Dele Johnson Dele Johnson ... Stevie (segment "Grasshopper")
Preeya Kalidas ... Reena (segment "Grasshopper")
Peter McNamara Peter McNamara ... Roy (segment "Grasshopper")
Mazhar Munir ... Mazaar (segment "Grasshopper")
Ray Panthaki ... Mo (segment "Grasshopper")
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Collective film comprised of nine stories taking place in and around underground transportation in London, all based on true facts submitted by readers of "Time Out" magazine: in "Mr. Cool" (Jenkins) a young female worker is courted by a colleague who travels by subway and an executive with his own car; in "Horny" (Hopkins), a girl gets sexually aroused every time she takes the subterranean; in "Grasshopper" (Huda), youngsters, police inspectors and drug pushers get mixed up in the subway; in "My Father the Liar" (Hoskins), a little boy takes the train with his father and witness an unexpected incident; in "Bone" (McGregor), a musician is in search of his Muse in the train cars; in "Mouth" (Iannucci), an attractive female passenger rides a noisy train compartment, as she gets sick; in "A Bird in the Hand" (Law), an old man experiences a sense of freedom helping a trapped bird; in "Rosebud" (Dellal), a mother desperately looks for her little daughter, while the girl has a good time; ... Written by Edgar Soberón Torchia <estorchia@gmail.com>

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Drama

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Sky Pictures

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 November 1999 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Historias del metro See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Ewan McGregor's directorial debut. See more »

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The title of each short film is introduced as part of the scenery. See more »

Soundtracks

DISCONNECTED CHILD
(end credits)
Written and Performed by Tin Star
(David Tomlinson, Tim Bricheno, Tim Gordine)
Published by Zomba Music Publishers Ltd
Licensed courtesy of V2 Limited
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A Collection of Short Stories
6 October 2008 | by gary-444See all my reviews

A quirky, and very British, collection of nine ten minute short stories all set on the London underground.There is no obvious central theme, and no message. Just a celebration of the diversity of everyday goings on in our subterranean transport system.

You don't have to, and are probably not intended to, like all the stories. There is no "eureka" moment.What you do get is idiosyncratic story telling by a distinguished cast. The dialogue is often sparse, placing great importance on acting, and space, which the film delivers in spades.

In an era of increasingly formulaic and homogeneous film making this dares to be different, and rewards the viewer accordingly.Perversely the fact that the tales are no longer than ten minutes makes the overall running time seem longer, as you mentally "rewind" after each short. And if one is losing your interest? Well you are only a few minutes away from your next one.


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