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Rails & Ties (2007)

PG-13 | | Drama | 18 April 2008 (Brazil)
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A deadly collision between a train and car lead to an unlikely bond between the train engineer and a young boy who escapes the carnage.

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Alison Eastwood

Writer:

Micky Levy
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Bacon ... Tom Stark
Marcia Gay Harden ... Megan Stark
Miles Heizer ... Davey Danner
Marin Hinkle ... Renee
Eugene Byrd ... Otis Higgs
Bonnie Root ... Laura Danner
Steve Eastin ... N.B. Garcia
Laura Cerón ... Susan Garcia
Margo Martindale ... Judy Neasy
Kathryn Joosten ... Mrs. Brown
Steven M. Porter ... Howie Pugh
Jim Cody Williams ... Vince the Engineer
Kerri Randles ... Rosanna
Stephen Peace ... Bartender
Robert Harvey ... Administrator #1
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Train fanatic Tom Stark's job enjoyment stops shielding him from grief over his wife Megan's now terminal cancer when Laura Danner commits suicide by planting her car on the railway just before Tom's train arrives. Tom's colleague Otis, who never got over a hobo doing the same on foot, resigns, Tom is suspended. It's even worse for Laura's fatherless son Davey, who loses his home too. He escapes from a monstrous foster-ma's home and tracks down Tom's home. Megan, who was about to leave without allowing him to get closer again during her last weeks, promises to stay if they take on Davey. Boy and childless couple soon grow on each-other, but a social worker is on Davey's trail. Written by KGF Vissers

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When life comes apart, love puts it back together.

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Drama

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements, an accident scene, brief nudity and momentary strong language | See all certifications »

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Margo Martindale and Kathryn Joosten both guest appeared on different episodes of the show Harry's Law (2011). See more »

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A quiet, sad, subtle drama
30 April 2010 | by LooyCyphrSee all my reviews

Maybe some say this is a typical "woman movie". I'd not say so, but there surely is a tendency towards women more appreciating it than the men. It's not, however, much of a love story, it's a rather bittersweet tale with ASTONISHING ACTORS from A to Z.

It's a movie that makes you feel human. You'll most probably shed some tears and laugh at some of the subtle jokes, some will do so more than others, but all in all it's not a dramatic hell rise like in BREAKING THE WAVES, though Bacon's character surely is a guy you'd like to kick in the butt just to 'wake up' or something. But then, the end comes.

I can recommend that if you're out for a softer, heart-felt DVD experience.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 April 2008 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Yollar ve Bağlar See more »

Filming Locations:

Fillmore, California, USA See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$11,059, 28 October 2007

Gross USA:

$22,136

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,136
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Malpaso Productions See more »
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2.39 : 1
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