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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 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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Storyline

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 »

Crazy Credits

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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Great actors, poor script.
30 May 2007 | by trip2themoonSee all my reviews

I saw this last night and was greatly disappointed. When I saw the wealth of great British talent in the opening credits I thought I was in for a real treat but sadly there is not one short movie in this which you could really enjoy. Some were just OK but not one was anything near great, way too artsy fartsy without any real substance. I saw New York's Subway Stories a year before I saw this and it was a great movie. Of the 10 shorts in Subway Stories the only one I disliked was the one directed by Abel Ferrara. Anyone who has watched Tube Tales and found it boring should try Subway Stories, it's far more interesting and it's based on 10 true stories. Overall I give this 4 out of 10, it would have been lower but some of the acting is good.


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