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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 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 ... 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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Comedy | Crime | Drama


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Though this is a film done by Netflix, the film was premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and later added to the streaming service lineup. See more »

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Written by Rachel Crow, Ruwanga 'Ru' Samath (as Ruwanga Samath) and Matt Allenn
Performed by Rachel Crow
Courtesy of S-Curve Records
By arrangement with BMG Rights Management (US) LLC
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fun independent film
16 April 2017 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

Now that Hollywood has figured out that there's money to be made with independent films, we see a lot of them, and they cost a fortune. It's not like the old days.

Deidra & Laney Rob a Train is an old-fashioned independent - it didn't cost much by movie standards and many of the actors are unfamiliar to audiences.

The mother of three goes to prison, leaving her kids to fend for themselves. When they visit her in prison, it turns out she's having a blast not having to work. She's doing yoga, getting her nails done, and can choose between the kitchen OR the laundry. But the kids want to bail her out.

As the bills pile up, the older one, Deidra (Ashleigh Murray) decides to rob a train, as they live near the tracks. She drags her sister Laney (Rachel Crow) into it. They actually are able to do it more than once and sell what they get. Then their estranged father gets into the act.

Entertaining film with some life lessons about self-esteem, bullying, and - oh, yes, stealing.

This is on Netflix streaming - check it out. You'll enjoy it.

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Release Date:

17 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Deidra & Laney Cướp Tàu See more »

Filming Locations:

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA See more »

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1.85 : 1
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