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Ghost Train 

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Opa Globe is convinced it is his destiny to board a train he inadvertently caused to crash 75 years ago, and tells his nine-year old grandson the old Highball Express will careen through ... See full summary »

Director:

Steven Spielberg

Writers:

Steven Spielberg (developer), Joshua Brand (developer) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Roberts Blossom ... Opa Clyde Globe
Scott Paulin ... Fenton Globe
Gail Edwards ... Joleen Globe
Lukas Haas ... Brian Globe
Renny Roker Renny Roker ... Dr. Steele
Hugh Gillin ... Conductor
Sandy Ward ... Engineer
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Opa Globe is convinced it is his destiny to board a train he inadvertently caused to crash 75 years ago, and tells his nine-year old grandson the old Highball Express will careen through their house. Written by myrthuen@hotmail.com

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1985 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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1.33 : 1
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Priscilla Pointer (Lady on Train) is the former mother-in-law of the director and executive producer Steven Spielberg. He was married to her daughter Amy Irving from 1985 to 1989. See more »

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Good Series Got Off To A Poor Start
30 August 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

What a horrible start to a good television show. All of the baloney in this opening episode so typical of the Steven Spielberg agendas that he spewed forth in his first decade of movie making. Here we get a child that knows more than his parents and/or his parents don't believe him; we get the American Indian had "the right" to scalp people because it was their land first message. "Scalping" someone is okay?! Unbelievable. We also get a ludicrous "ghost" story that makes no sense, even considering that it's a ghost story. The is a poor man's Poltergeist and E.T. episode.

It was nice to see little Lukas Haas who was a memorable little Amish boy in the great film "Witness," that also came out about this time. That was about all that was good about this show. Thank goodness, all the episodes got far better as the season went on from this opening turkey.


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