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The Station Agent (2003)

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When his only friend dies, a man born with dwarfism moves to rural New Jersey to live a life of solitude, only to meet a chatty hot dog vendor and a woman dealing with her own personal loss.

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(as Tom Mccarthy)
Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 28 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

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Store Customer
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Cashier (as Paula Garces)
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Carl
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Patty at the Good to Go
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Danny (as Joe Lotruglio)
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Storyline

When his only friend and co-worker dies, a young man born with dwarfism moves to an abandoned train depot in rural New Jersey. Though he tried to maintain a life of solitude, he is soon entangled with an artist who is struggling with a personal tragedy and an overly friendly Cuban hot-dog vendor. Written by Anonymous

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Loneliness is much better when you have got someone to share it with (norway DVD release).

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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5 December 2003 (USA)  »

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Station Agent  »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$57,785, 5 October 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,739,376, 4 April 2004
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Directorial debut of Tom McCarthy. See more »

Goofs

In beginning, Fin tells Olivia he inherited depot. When Olivia and Fin are sitting on deck, Olivia asks, "How did you find this place"? See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Henry Styles: Morning, professor.
Finbar McBride: Good morning.
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Best Films of 2003 (2004) See more »

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Subclassic
(2002)
Written by Danielle Howle and John Furr
Performed by Danielle Howle and The Tantrums
Courtesy of Danielle Howle
By Arrangement with Crusty Old Timer, Inc.
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Even better than I expected
3 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

I heard the comments, I read the reviews, but actually seeing The Station Agent was even better than I had expected. I watched it in a library--and it was almost a full house for the showing tonight. At the end there was a burst of applause. I watch movies in libraries quite often, but I can't remember the last time I heard applause when the movie was over.

Another movie (Lost in Translation is in this group) which doesn't settle for the oh-too-obvious "fall in love" clichés, and presents supportive friendship as a worthwhile choice. I think that working towards friendship is a tremendous possibility (and never one that you have to regret in the morning)!


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