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The Station Agent ()


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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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  • Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 28 wins & 31 nominations.
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Finbar McBride
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Henry Styles
Jase Blankfort ...
Store Customer
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Cashier (as Paula Garces)
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Carl
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Louis Tiboni
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Joe Oramas
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Olivia Harris
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Patty at the Good to Go
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Cleo
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Janice
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Emily
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Chris
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Danny (as Joe Lotruglio)
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David
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Pappy's Waitress
Sarah Bolger ...
Girl in Bar
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Mrs. Kahn
Jeremy Bergman ...
Jacob
Annie Del Moro ...
'What about blimps' Girl
Carlos Rosas ...
'Blimps are cool' Boy

Directed by

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Tom McCarthy

Written by

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Tom McCarthy ... (written by) (as Tom Mccarthy)

Produced by

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Richard Cohan ... associate producer
Robert May ... producer
Mary Jane Skalski ... producer
Kathryn Tucker ... producer
Joshua Zeman ... co-producer

Music by

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Stephen Trask

Cinematography by

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Oliver Bokelberg ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Tom McArdle ... (as Tom Mcardle)

Editorial Department

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Claudine Blain ... negative cutter
Steve Calalang ... dailies colorist
David Dawkins ... editing facilities: Radical Avid
Luis Furtado ... color consultant
Jean-Paul Mageren ... color consultant
Joaquin Perez ... assistant editor
Vladimir Zabransky ... color timer (as Vladimir Zabranski)
Paul Zucker ... assistant editor
Richard Haylock ... digital intermediate technician (uncredited)

Casting By

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Kerry Barden ... (as Barden)
Billy Hopkins ... (as Hopkins)
Suzanne Smith ... (as Smith)

Production Design by

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John Paino

Art Direction by

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Len X. Clayton

Set Decoration by

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Erin Ohanneson

Costume Design by

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Jeanne DuPont ... (as Jeanne Dupont)

Makeup Department

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Dana Elder ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Julia Lallas ... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Neil Driscoll Jr. ... unit manager (as Neil Driscoll)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Christina Fontana ... second second assistant director
Jared Trimble ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Hugo Bravo ... scenic
Richie Bravo ... scenic
Jean Chen ... swing
John El Manahi ... scenic (as John Elmanahi)
Barry Ferguson ... carpenter
Jessalyn Gilsig ... original paintings
Lovisa Inserra ... art production assistant
Todd Kancar ... scenic
Erin Ohanneson ... props
Aaron Schneider ... carpenter
Valerie Seibenberg ... art production assistant
Len Stefaniak ... carpenter
Stefan Szymanski ... carpenter
Hanna Varady ... art department coordinator

Sound Department

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Kevin Bowe ... boom operator
Damian Canelos ... production sound mixer
Tom Efinger ... re-recording mixer / sound supervisor
Sean French ... assistant sound engineer
Paul Hsu ... sound designer
Joseph Hyun ... assistant sound editor
Dave Lasala ... assistant sound engineer
John Moros ... assistant sound editor
Jay Peck ... foley artist
Steve F.B. Smith ... sound consultant: Dolby

Stunts

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Kristopher Medina ... stunt double
Manny Siverio ... stunt coordinator (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Thomas Antoszczyk ... first assistant camera
Shaka Brookes ... additional grip (as Shaka Brooks)
Chris Clarke ... additional electrician / additional grip
Jeffrey Dutemple ... additional first assistant camera
Jill Graziano ... additional still photographer
Mike Jackson ... additional electrician (as Mike A. Jackson)
Chris Jara ... best boy electric
Jennifer Johnson ... additional key grip
Dan Keane ... key grip
Chae Kihn ... still photographer
Julia Lallas ... additional still photographer
Paul McCluskey ... best boy grip (as Paul Mccluskey)
Alan McIntyre Smith ... gaffer (as Alan Smith)
Andy Motz ... additional electrician (as Andy T. Motz) / additional grip (as Andy T. Motz)
Philip Peschlow ... second assistant camera
James Quigley ... additional electrician / additional grip
Jonathan Sims ... additional best boy grip
Dustin Smither ... camera loader
Craig Striano ... additional electrician / additional grip

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Sonya Jurgens ... wardrobe assistant
Liz Romano ... additional wardrobe assistant
Lisa Schenone ... wardrobe assistant

Location Management

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Beth Avery ... location manager
Joshua Fischer ... location assistant
Matt Longwell ... location scout
Adam Mutchler ... assistant location manager (as Adam Mutchier)

Music Department

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Paul Hsu ... music editor
Julian Koster ... musician: saw, bowed banjo and banjo
Michelle Kuznetsky ... music supervisor
Mary Ramos ... music supervisor
Ben Ross ... musician: harmonica
Stephen Trask ... musician: EXS24/ES2, guitar and keyboard / score recordist
Ann West ... musician: cello
Wendi Morris ... music coordinator (uncredited)

Other crew

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Liz Bradley ... key set production assistant (as Elizabeth Bradley)
Paul Brennan ... legal counsel: Sloss Law Office
Emerson Bruns ... legal counsel: Rudolph & Beer
Bill Corcoran ... printer: Corcoran Printing
James Debbs ... production coordinator
Walter DeForest ... set production assistant (as Walter De Forest)
Jacqueline Eckhouse ... legal counsel: Sloss Law Office (as Jackie Eckhouse)
John B. Finn ... production accountant: JFA Inc. (as John Finn)
Cori Fromkin Ship ... script supervisor
Jonathan Gray ... legal counsel: Spinak and Gray
Pete Hayes ... production accountant: JFA Inc.
Britten Leigh Heft ... set production assistant
Erin Heidenreich ... sales agent
Charles Herzfeld ... technical coordinator
Marshall Jacobson ... legal counsel: Rosenn Jenkins & Greenwald (as Marshall Jacobson Esq.)
Bill Jentz ... Newfoundland depot courtesy of
Terry H. Jones ... accounting services: Jones Konhanski & Co.
Jenny Kranson ... assistant: Robert May
Christopher Lagdamen ... set production assistant
Paul Leber ... footage provider: Super 8 train footage
Zhana Londoner ... production coordinator (as Snezhana Kushnir)
Dustin Lucien ... additional set production assistant
Ray Mara ... caterer: Renaissance Catering
Robert Marc ... eyewear supplier
Larry Medico ... additional intern
Ramon Morales Mendoza ... set intern
Ross Miller ... insurance: DR Reiff and Associates
Cristina Ramiro Monroy ... set intern (as Christina Ramiro)
Juan Sanchez ... set intern
Christina Sibul ... development consultant
John Sloss ... legal counsel: Sloss Law Office
Robert Spinak ... legal counsel: Spinak and Gray
Vilka Tzouras ... assistant: Mary Jane Skalski
Christian Zak ... digital supervisor
Ian M. Stratford ... production counsel (uncredited)

Thanks

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Joe Alesso ... special thanks
Michael Angle ... special thanks
Earl Baker Jr. ... special thanks
Kara Baker ... special thanks (as Kara Baker-Young)
Donna L. Bascom ... special thanks (as Donna Bascom)
Sarah Bassine ... special thanks
John Harrington Bland ... special thanks (as John Bland)
William Bloomfield ... special thanks
Larry Brand ... special thanks
Chet Brett ... special thanks
Jacqueline Brogan ... special thanks
Kendall Chambers ... special thanks
Kate Churchill ... special thanks
Barbara Cohen ... special thanks
Michael Danek ... special thanks
Marcia DeBonis ... special thanks (as Marcia Debonis)
Sybil Dessau ... special thanks
Jonathan Dinklage ... special thanks
Meghan Duttenhofer ... special thanks
Steve Duttenhofer ... special thanks
Simon Fill ... special thanks
Katie Finneran ... special thanks
Boris Frumin ... special thanks
Gordon Fuller ... special thanks
Dominic Fumusa ... special thanks (as Domonic Fumusa)
Jack Gagne ... special thanks
Pete Gakos ... special thanks
Dan Glassman ... special thanks
Randi Goldstein ... special thanks
Mike Gorga ... special thanks
Amy Hargreaves ... thanks (as Amy Selmes)
Karla Harscheid ... special thanks
Gene Hess ... special thanks
Danny Hooton ... special thanks
Takeo Hori ... special thanks
Libby Jeramaz ... special thanks
Jill Johnson ... special thanks
Caroline Kaplan ... special thanks
Kevin Kappock ... special thanks
Rebecca Kitt ... special thanks
Sam Kitt ... special thanks
Michael Klufas ... special thanks
Brian Kreider ... special thanks
Jeffrey Kusama-Hinte ... special thanks (as Jeff Levy Hinte)
Charlie Lang ... special thanks
Robert Law ... special thanks
Susan Leber ... special thanks
Lisa Leingang ... special thanks
Sophia Lin ... special thanks
Alicia Loving ... special thanks
Michael Lubin ... special thanks (as Mike Lubin)
Sidney Lumet ... special thanks
Heather Male ... special thanks
Erin May ... special thanks
Evan May ... special thanks
Mary Lynn May ... special thanks
Amy McCarthy ... special thanks (as Amy Mccarthy)
Bill McCarthy ... special thanks (as Bill Mccarthy)
Carol McCarthy ... special thanks (as Carol Mccarthy)
Eugene McCarthy ... special thanks (as Eugene Mccarthy)
Jay McCarthy ... special thanks (as Jay Mccarthy)
John McCarthy ... special thanks (as John Mccarthy)
Kate Meckley ... special thanks
Ann Murphy ... special thanks
Robert H. Nathan ... special thanks
Rick Owens ... special thanks
Andrew Pang ... special thanks
Aashlesha Patel ... special thanks
Chelsea Pennebaker ... special thanks
Joel Perry ... special thanks
Robert Peters ... special thanks
Bill Phillips ... special thanks
Krysia Plonka ... special thanks
Liz Plonka ... special thanks
Michael Pressman ... special thanks
Rhonda Price ... special thanks
Richard Reichert ... special thanks
Max Rissman ... special thanks
Paul Rissman ... special thanks
Trevor Ristow ... special thanks
Jay Roach ... special thanks
Sam Rockwell ... special thanks
Jeff Rose ... special thanks
Carter Schelling ... special thanks
Steve Schueren ... special thanks
Nick Scinto ... special thanks
Amy Selmes ... special thanks
Orlando Sema ... special thanks
Jonathan Marc Sherman ... special thanks
Christina Sibul ... special thanks
Steven Simone-Friedland ... special thanks (as Steve Friedland)
Eric Simonson ... special thanks
Barry R. Sisson ... special thanks: SenArt Films Partners
Lemore Syvan ... special thanks
Bruce Thomas ... special thanks
Joseph Tiboni ... special thanks
Leif Ueland ... special thanks
Daisy von Scherler Mayer ... special thanks (as Daisy Von Sherler Mayer)
Kate Walsh ... special thanks
Matt Warren ... special thanks
John Weekley ... special thanks
Christopher Weir ... special thanks
Bradley White ... special thanks
Stephen Whritenour ... special thanks
Darnell Williams ... special thanks
Scott Yoselow ... special thanks

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines Loneliness is much better when you have got someone to share it with (norway DVD release). See more »
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Also Known As
  • Le chef de gare (France)
  • Station Agent (Germany)
  • The Station Agent (Vías cruzadas) (Spain)
  • O stathmos (Greece)
  • Dróznik (Poland)
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Runtime
  • 89 min
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Box Office

Budget $500,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $57,785, 05 Oct 2003

Did You Know?

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Trivia Tom McCarthy wrote the three main roles directly for the actors who ended up playing them. McCarthy has said in interviews that at the time of writing he was friends with Peter Dinklage, an acquaintance and colleague of Bobby Cannavale, and almost a complete stranger to Patricia Clarkson. See more »
Goofs Fin pulls out a library card from a book that Olivia had checked out in her name. In the old library card/check system, the card would have been kept at the library to keep track of who had checked it out. It shouldn't have been placed back in the book, then released to check out. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Best Films of 2003 (2004). See more »
Soundtracks Aura Lee See more »
Quotes Finbar McBride: It's funny how people see me and treat me, since I'm really just a simple, boring person.
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