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End of the Line (1987)

When the closure of a railway is announced, employees commandeer a locomotive to get to corporate headquarters and confront the president.

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Jay Russell
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Bacon ... Everett
Bob Balaban ... Warren Gerber
Barbara Barrie ... Jean Haney
Michael Beach ... Alvin
Judy Benson Judy Benson ... Lucille
Carroll Dee Bland Carroll Dee Bland ... Chester
Wilford Brimley ... Will Haney
Clay Crosby Clay Crosby ... Gas Station Attendant
Dan DeMott Dan DeMott ... Travers
Trey Fancher Trey Fancher ... Tommy
Henderson Forsythe Henderson Forsythe ... Thomas Clinton
Armando Garza Armando Garza ... Gonzalez
Robert Ginnaven Robert Ginnaven ... State Trooper
Lillian Grimes Lillian Grimes ... Lucy
Levon Helm ... Leo Pickett
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Storyline

2 worker from a railway company realize that the company want to close the railroad track where they work. They steal an engine and travel thru America to the centre of the company to protest against the closing. While travelling they have a lot of adventurous moments. Written by Kornel Osvart <kornelo@alphanet.hu>

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In the name of progress ... one magnificent step backward.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fibra de Heróis See more »

Filming Locations:

Benton, Arkansas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,000, 30 August 1987

Gross USA:

$25,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,000
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The film used Union Pacific tracks in Arkansas, which were formerly the tracks of the Missouri Pacific Railroad. Mary Steenburgen was born in Arkansas and her father was a freight train conductor on the Missouri Pacific Railroad. See more »

Goofs

When Will and Leo are pulling into the St. Louis yards and they spot the hobo on the track and apply the brakes, there are no train cars seen next to them. When they get off the train to talk to the hobo there is a piggy back train next to them. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Will Haney: You fool.
[dragging him off the railroad tracks]
Will Haney: You pretty near bought the farm, you drunken old son of a bitch.
Hobo: The hell I did.
[laughing and drinking]
Will Haney: You lay around on them railroad tracks and you'll have no legs, by golly.
Hobo: Well, at least I would have matched set.
[laughing boisterously]
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Soundtracks

Counterfeit
Written by Jon Tiven, Sally Tiven & Jolyon Christopher Dantzig
Performed by The Sally Tiven Orchestra featuring Alan Merrill
© 1984 Private Domain Music/Dantzig-In-The-Streets Music (BMI)
Produced by Jon Tiven
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A PROPER BALANCE OF HUMOUR AND PATHOS.
27 August 2003 | by rsoonsaSee all my reviews

This delightful piece relates of an unscheduled jaunt aboard a locomotive "borrowed" by veteran trainmen Will Henry (Wilford Brimley) and Leo Pickett (Levon Helm) after their employer, Southland Railroad, shifts its manner of freight transport to the airlanes, resulting in the closure of a railyard in Clifford, Arkansas, with a subsequent loss to many in the small town of their livelihood. Freshman director Jay Russell, invited while attending a similarly fledgling Sundance Institute's workshop to develop his script, does so very effectively, with most of the filming taking place near his hometown of Little Rock, enabling Russell's strongly regional feeling for the South to aid him in composing a very personal, well-executed work. The locomotive is being taken by Will and Leo to Chicago, wherein the pair hope to present their grievances to the parent corporation's board chairman, and Russell formulates a recipe for some delicious humour, some satirical, during the adventure, with blessedly minimal slapstick, focussing not only upon the two railroaders but their waiting families, as well. A well-selected cast is aptly directed, with particularly strong performances from Kevin Bacon, Mary Steenburgen and Holly Hunter, the last two of whom gift the scenario with delicious comedic timing. With talented supporting players helping to make possible a successful blend of whimsy and the didactic, END OF THE LINE belies its rather low budget, assisted to a large extent by cinematographer George Tirl, who here intensifies the standard colour scale while utilizing a wide range of facial lighting to help in representing performers' thoughts.


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