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Night Train (1999)

Not Rated | | Drama | July 1999 (Canada)
In this dark and dangerous Film Noir-metts-German Expressionism directorial debut from veteran visual effects man Les bernstien, paunchy ex-con Joe Butcher (John Voldstad of THE NEWHART ... See full summary »

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John Voldstad ... Joe / Zack Butcher
Barry Cutler ... Sam
Nikoletta Skarlatos ... Bobby / Regina
Pedro Aldana ... Don Alameda
... Mary-Lou
... Jones
Chuck Skull ... Torturer
Tony Cruz ... Thug #1 (as Tony 'El Indio' Cruz)
Martin Hugo Valdiva Montes ... Thug #2
Richard Head ... Thug #3
Lucía Lapiedra ... Hooker #1 (as Miriam Sanchez)
Cora Campos ... Hooker #2
Jose Alfredi Garza Carona ... Bartender
Aurelio Trujillo Campos ... Vaquero in bar
Rigoberto Gonzales Flemate ... Customer
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In this dark and dangerous Film Noir-metts-German Expressionism directorial debut from veteran visual effects man Les bernstien, paunchy ex-con Joe Butcher (John Voldstad of THE NEWHART SHOW) heads south of the border, tumbling head first into the boiling vat of corruption that supports Tijuana's thriving snuff film industry. Through a booze-induced haze, Butcher encounters a Mexican spitfire, a grizzled drunk, a villainous dwarf and an obese sexpot, as he frantically retraces his brother's final steps through seed and grime to unravel his mysterious death. Lavishly shot in black and white with great visual stylization, NIGHT TRAIN is "... the most boldly evoked vision imaginable of Tijuana as hell-on-earth... unique and compelling." (The Los Angeles Times) NIGHT TRAIN is a must-see for fans of gritty motion pictures like MURDER IS MY BEAT, KISS ME DEADLY and BLOOD FEAST."

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Metropolis Pictures, Inc.

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Nyhterino treno  »

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Les Bernstien's 'Night Train'
1 April 2009 | by See all my reviews

I found 'Night Train' very compelling. It visualizes the human condition in a variety of aspects in a non-American locale, specifically Tijuana. A person, John Butcher, searches for a lost brother like a rampaging bull with eyes only for his goal. He has to find his brother. He has to know what happened regardless of whose feathers he ruffles. Like a bull, he is eventually disposed of after he finds a package containing money that is fervently sought by a Don Alamada. John won't live long enough to savor any of the fruits of his findings. John has tuberculosis, but he still intends to satisfy his own curiosity.

Oh, the surprises he finds in the box and the hotel!

The film contains memory sequences like those of a dream world and a number of gun and ax wielding sycophants. Bottom line: money is the root of all evil.


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