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Man on the Train (2011)

PG-13 | | Drama | 28 October 2011 (USA)
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A mysterious criminal rolls into a small town planning to knock off the local bank, assuming it will go off without a hitch. But when he encounters a retired poetry professor, his plans ... See full summary »


Mary McGuckian



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Donald Sutherland ... The Professor
Larry Mullen Jr. ... The Man
Graham Greene ... Sado
Tony Nardi ... Loco
Carlo Rota ... Max
Kate O'Toole Kate O'Toole ... Vivienne
Greg Bryk ... Tough Guy
Kennedy McGuckian ... The Boy
R.D. Reid R.D. Reid ... Barber
Paula Boudreau ... Shop Assistant
Martin Katz ... Surgeon
Samuel C. Jephcott Samuel C. Jephcott ... Darbon (as Sam Jephcott)
Pamela Scott Pamela Scott ... Waitress
Shawn Storer Shawn Storer ... Paramedic
Paul Wainwright Paul Wainwright ... Pharmacist


A mysterious criminal rolls into a small town planning to knock off the local bank, assuming it will go off without a hitch. But when he encounters a retired poetry professor, his plans take an unlikely turn. With no place to stay, the professor generously welcomes him into his home. As the two men talk, a bond forms between these two polar opposites, and surprising moments of humor and compassion emerge. As they begin to understand each other more, they each examine the choices they've made in their lives, secretly longing to live the type of lifestyle the other man has lived, based on the desire to escape their own. Written by Tribeca Film

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Canada | Ireland



Release Date:

28 October 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Passagem para a Vida See more »

Filming Locations:

Dundas, Ontario, Canada See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Larry Mullen Jr is also a member of the group U2. See more »


Darbon the Gardener: Everybody always forgets about the gardener.
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Remake of Man on the Train (2002) See more »

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Wonderful simple movie.
8 April 2012 | by corceiroSee all my reviews

I loved this wonderful peaceful movie and can't understand why it has only 5.7 rate by IMDb reviewers. A simple and sensible story (by the way, don't forget that's a remake of a french title). Nowadays, I really enjoy watching movies like this because I'm tired of all those commercial, predictable, boring American movies. The film was produced with very limited resources but with heart and intention. It's one of those who at least makes us think and has not a boring final battle between good and evil. It is wonderful to find a movie that does a lot with so little. Donald Sutherland and Larry Mullen are both great and the simple music is effective and contributes to the intimate atmosphere.

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