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Rails & Ties ()


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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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Tom Stark
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Megan Stark
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Davey Danner
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Renee
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Otis Higgs
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Laura Danner
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N.B. Garcia
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Susan Garcia
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Judy Neasy
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Mrs. Brown
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Howie Pugh
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Vince the Engineer
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Rosanna
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Bartender
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Administrator #1
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Administrator #2
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Official #1
Mike McCaul ...
Official #2
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Sheila
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Detective Christian Fox
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Detective Ann Crane
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Dr. Offenberger
Dennis Napolitano ...
Piano Teacher
Mary Beth McDade ...
News Reporter
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Workman #1
Jade Marx-Berti ...
Nurse #1 (as Jade Marx)
Nathan Kornelis ...
Father
Dalton Stumbo ...
Child
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Lee (uncredited)
Tommy Gerrits ...
Boy in Hospital (uncredited)
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9 year old Tom Stark (uncredited)
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Shopper (uncredited)

Directed by

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Alison Eastwood

Written by

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Micky Levy ... (written by)

Produced by

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Robert Lorenz ... producer
Tim Moore ... co-producer
Peer J. Oppenheimer ... producer
Barrett Stuart ... producer

Music by

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Kyle Eastwood
Michael Stevens

Cinematography by

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Tom Stern ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Gary Roach

Editorial Department

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Blu Murray ... first assistant editor
Aidan Stanford ... color timer

Casting By

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Matt Huffman

Production Design by

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James J. Murakami

Set Decoration by

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Ronald R. Reiss

Costume Design by

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Deborah Hopper

Makeup Department

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Patricia DeHaney ... key hair stylist (as Patricia Dehaney-Le May)
Eryn Krueger Mekash ... makeup department head (as Eryn Krueger)
Carol A. O'Connell ... key hair stylist
Jay Wejebe ... key makeup artist

Production Management

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Bill Daly ... post-production executive
Tim Moore ... production manager
Kevin L. James ... post executive assistant (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Katie Carroll ... second assistant director
Peter Dress ... second second assistant director
Donald Murphy ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Scott M. Anderson ... assistant property master
Paul Detlefson ... set dresser
Bruce L. Luizzi ... leadman
Linda Luizzi ... set decoration buyer
William S. Maxwell III ... set dresser
Dan Morski ... assistant art director
Michael Muscarella ... construction cordinator
Joseph Musso ... production illustrator
Greg Sanger ... set dresser
Michael Sexton ... property master
Robert Silcock ... gang boss

Sound Department

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James Ashwill ... foley mixer
Gail Carroll-Coe ... sound utility
William Cawley ... first assistant sound editor
Flash Deros ... boom operator
Michael Dressel ... supervising foley editor
Juno J. Ellis ... adr supervisor
Charles Hamilton ... sound recordist
Jason King ... sound effects editor
Steve Mann ... sound effects editor
Walt Martin ... sound mixer
Alan Robert Murray ... sound
Kevin R.W. Murray ... assistant sound editor (as Kevin Murray)
Rupert Nadeau ... adr assistant editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Steve Riley ... special effects supervisor
Dominic V. Ruiz ... special effects

Visual Effects by

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Liz Radley ... video & computer graphics supervisor
Bob Wiatr ... digital compositor

Stunts

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Hans Raith ... stunt performer
Misty Rosas ... stunt double
Nancy Thurston ... stunt performer
Buddy Van Horn ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Buzzy Burwell ... lighting technician
Stephen S. Campanelli ... camera operator
Trevor Carroll-Coe ... film loader
Bill Coe ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Ross Dunkerley ... gaffer
Michael Kowalczyk ... camera production assistant: "d" camera
John Lacy ... assistant chief lighting technician
Joseph M. Lyons ... set lighting technician
Bobby McMahan ... second assistant camera
Mike Moad ... key dolly grip
Tony Rivetti Jr. ... still photographer
Mariana Sánchez de Antuñano ... additional first assistant camera
Andrew Taylor ... best boy grip
Mike Visencio ... lighting technician

Casting Department

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Katie Curtright ... casting assistant
Tony Hobbs ... extras casting
Jeni Thornell ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Cheryl Cravedi ... set costumer
Cheryl Scarano ... costume supervisor
Jack Taggart ... head ager/dyer
Erika Walthall ... costume assistant

Location Management

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Darrin Cummings ... assistant location manager

Transportation Department

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Nicholas Acquaviva ... driver
Dawn Ballou ... driver
L. Chip Crosby Jr. ... driver
Chris Deguzman ... generator operator/driver
Doug Dovichi ... driver
William Hogue ... driver
Mike Ortiz ... driver
Tina Peterson ... driver
Kirk Roberts ... transportation
Alana Stelling ... transportation captain
Larry Stelling ... transportation coordinator
Yvette Peterson ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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Scott M. Anderson ... asst. prop master
Thomas W. Dorst Jr. ... assistant to producer
Jessica Franks ... key set assistant
Matthew J. Gannon ... production assistant
Danielle Hartzell ... assistant production coordinator
Nancy G. James ... key craft service
Tory Littman ... craft service
Linda Luizzi ... set decoration buyer
Hailey Murray ... production staff
Susie Pilzninski ... accounting clerk
Jamie Robinson ... production secretary
Taffy Schweickhardt ... first assistant accountant
Tracy Scott ... script supervisor
Karen Shaw ... production coordinator
Andy Sowerwine ... production assistant
Linda Stelling ... set medic
Stephanie Whallon ... second assistant accountant
Will Ziegenhorn ... production assistant

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines When life comes apart, love puts it back together. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Rails & Ties - Aufbruch in ein neues Leben (Germany)
  • Raíles y lazos (Spain)
  • Sorsvonat (Hungary)
  • Les rails du destin (Canada, French title)
  • Trilhos do Destino (Brazil)
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Runtime
  • 101 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $11,032, 26 Oct 2007

Did You Know?

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Trivia Alison Eastwood's (Clint Eastwood's daughter's) directorial debut. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Fred Claus/Darfur Now/Rails & Ties/Lions for Lambs (2007). See more »

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