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Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000)

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Thomas the Tank Engine's feature film debut follows Thomas and Mr. Conductor (Alec Baldwin) as they cross between the real world and the fictional Island of Sodor, in an attempt to recover lost gold dust.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alec Baldwin ... Mr. Conductor
Cody McMains ... Patch
Russell Means ... Billy Twofeathers
Peter Fonda ... Grandpa Burnett Stone
Jared Wall Jared Wall ... Young Burnett (voice)
Laura Bower Laura Bower ... Young Tasha (voice)
Didi Conn ... Stacy Jones
Mara Wilson ... Lily
Lori Hallier ... Lily's Mother
Michael E. Rodgers ... Mr. C. Junior
Edward Glen Edward Glen ... Thomas (voice) (as Eddie Glen)
Neil Crone ... Diesel 10 / Splatter / Gordon / Tumbleweed (voice)
Colm Feore ... Toby (voice)
Linda Ballantyne ... Percy (voice)
Kevin Frank Kevin Frank ... Dodge / Bertie / Harold / Henry (voice)
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Storyline

Mr. Conductor's supply of magic gold dust, which allows him to travel between Shining Time and Thomas's island, is critically low. Unfortunately, he doesn't know how to get more. Meanwhile, Thomas is fending off attacks by the nasty diesel engines. Getting more gold dust will require help from Mr. C's slacker cousin, his new friend Lilly, and her morose grandfather, plus the secret engine he's hidden all these years and couldn't get running. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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G | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

26 July 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Thomas e a Ferrovia Mágica See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£434,903 (United Kingdom), 16 July 2000, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,154,932, 30 July 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$15,911,333, 1 October 2000
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Despite the negative reception, Mara Wilson states that she does not regret making the film. In an interview with "The Nostalgia Critic" Wilson stated that making the film was "one of the funniest times" in her life. She also stated in another interview with PBS News Hour in 2016 that, next to Matilda (1996), this was her favorite film to make out of her whole career. See more »

Goofs

When Thomas leaves with the trucks of 'special coal', nobody couples them up to each other or him. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mr. Conductor: [narrating] Hello. My name is Mr. Conductor, and I'm going to tell you a story about trains.
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Special thanks to the people of the Isle on Man and the fairies. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Heidi (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Really Useful Engine
Written by Junior Campbell as JNR Campbell and Mike O'Donnell
Performed by Steven Page
Steven Page appears courtesy of Reprise Records
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nice pleasant diversion for the adults and fun for the kids,
3 August 2009 | by disdressed12See all my reviews

at least i thought so.it's a magical fantasy adventure which for about 86 minutes should make you forget about you problems.and most kids should eat it up.there's certainly nothing objectionable here.while i was viewing it,it kept m,y attention and sort of brought me back to the days when i was a kid.this show wasn't around back then of course.all we had were Saturday morning cartoons.but if you try and view this with a child's perspective,you might appreciate it more.and if you do drift off,at least the young ones are watching something that won't pollute their minds.for entertainment aimed at children,you really can't go wrong with this movie.from that perspective,it's a 10/10


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