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Deidra & Laney Rob a Train (2017)

TV-14 | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 17 March 2017 (USA)
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After their mother ends up in jail, two sisters turn to train robbery in order to support their family.


Sydney Freeland


Shelby Farrell
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ashleigh Murray ... Deidra Tanner
Rachel Crow ... Laney Tanner
Lance Gray ... Jet Tanner
Danielle Nicolet ... Marigold Tanner
Arturo Castro ... Carlos McMillan
Gage Bradley Gage Bradley ... Derek
Nick Moceri ... Mr. Morrissey
Clément Bauer ... Taylor
Raeann Eck Raeann Eck ... School Secretary
Sasheer Zamata ... Ms. Spencer
Brooke Markham ... Claire
Sabrina Haskett Sabrina Haskett ... Darlene
Amanda Corbett Amanda Corbett ... Katie Lynn
Missi Pyle ... Mrs. Fowler
Kinna McInroe ... Gloria


DEIDRA & LANEY ROB A TRAIN is the story of two teenage girls who start robbing trains to make ends meet after their mom goes to jail. Set in present day, with shades of RAISING ARIZONA and LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE. Written by Shelby Farrell, with Sundance Film Fest alum Sydney Freeland (DRUNKTOWN'S FINEST) directing, and Susan Cartsonis (THE DUFF, WHAT WOMEN WANT) and Nick Moceri (A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT) producing.

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Plot Keywords:

train | pageant | idaho | counselor | theft | See All (10) »


Comedy | Crime | Drama


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Release Date:

17 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Deidra e Laney Assaltam um Comboio See more »

Filming Locations:

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Everybody's Got Their Something
Written by Nikka Costa and Justin Stanley
Performed by Nikka Costa
Courtesy of Go Funk Yourself Records Inc.
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Light, funny, and lovable
25 July 2017 | by AmakoaAkanaSee all my reviews

I loved the characters, all of them. Even the outrageous psycho train dick.

Ashleigh Murray plays Deidra, the oldest sister, highly intelligent, valedictorian, the only one in her class with any hopes of getting into a top university. But when her Mother gets thrown into jail in a fit of insanity, Deidra is left to try and pay the bills and her college dreams fade. Food is down to a half bag of potato chips. Social services is pounding on her door, threatening to take her siblings Laney, played by Rachel Crow, and her brother to foster homes.

Deidra comes up with a plan: robbing freight trains that roll by her backyard with her shy little sister, a helmeted teddy bear, and fencing the stuff (detergent as an example, until they learn to read the labels on the crates) wholesale. Through the planning of the robberies and subsequent twists and turns, I fell in love with the two sisters, rooting for them to succeed at every turn.

Sounds heavy, but the movie is light, funny, and lovable. For me, Deidra & Laney is an edge of the midnight movie seat, unable to even take a break to grab a snack, and staying until the last credit rolled movie. And lastly, I appreciated a plot I haven't seen before, in a rural poverty stricken setting, and having mixed race kids as the protagonists.

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