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Catching Out (2003)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Crime | 11 January 2003 (USA)
This documentary explores the world of hobos and freight train hopping. Filmmaker Sarah George follows Switch and Baby Girl, two hobos who must give up the rails when Baby Girl becomes ... See full summary »

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Sarah George

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Credited cast:
Baby Girl Baby Girl ... Herself
Isaiah Isaiah ... Himself
Jessica Jessica ... Herself
Luther the Jet Luther the Jet ... Himself
Lee Lee ... Himself
Duffy Littlejohn Duffy Littlejohn ... Himself
Fred Northbank Fred Northbank ... Himself
Switch Switch ... Himself
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This documentary explores the world of hobos and freight train hopping. Filmmaker Sarah George follows Switch and Baby Girl, two hobos who must give up the rails when Baby Girl becomes pregnant with child. We also meet Lee, who lives in the forest when he isn't riding the rails. We see hobo culture as an adventurous rejection of the modern humdrum of American life. Written by Martin Lewison <dr@martinlewison.com>

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vb: the act of hopping a freight train n: a film about people who hop freight trains ...it changes your perspective completely.

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Documentary | Crime

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 January 2003 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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Color
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Trivia

Filmmaker Sarah George had arranged to interview a famous "bull" (what the hobos call a hired freight yard goon) named Roger the Dodger, but when his railroad, Southern Pacific, was bought out by Union Pacific, he back out of the interview, fearing for his job. See more »

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Awesome film, very entertaining!!!
20 June 2004 | by PeachHamBeachSee all my reviews

I caught this one on Sundance yesterday and was riveted!!! The attitude and mentality of these "free spirits" is exactly what I've been feeling for the past year, only I don't have the courage to jump aboard a train and just go. I have considered getting into my car and just working my way from place to place. I totally get the attraction of a life without technology, a life in a squat, with nature all around you. This isn't really a movie about "train-hopping" or about traveling. It's not about squatting or living with nature either. It's a film about people who have chosen a unique and unpopular alternative to the rat race of our computerized and wealth seeking society. It's a film about breaking the rules of society and living life on your own terms. Hobos, gypsies, whatever you want to call them, they are living what appears to be a facinating life. I envy them. I'm feeling really rebellious at this time in my life, and it's nice to know others share my feelings.


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