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Rails & Ties (2007)

PG-13 | | Drama | 18 April 2008 (Brazil)
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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Laura Danner
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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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When life comes apart, love puts it back together.

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Drama

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements, an accident scene, brief nudity and momentary strong language | See all certifications »

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18 April 2008 (Brazil)  »

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Yollar ve Baglar  »

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$11,032 (USA) (26 October 2007)

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$18,718 (USA) (4 November 2007)
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Kevin Bacon, Marcia Gay Harden, and Margo Martindale previously worked with Director Clint Eastwood. See more »

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Decent Indie drama thanks to the two leads
10 December 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

If not for the powerful performances from Kevin Bacon and Marcia Gay Harden I don't think I would have made it through this. It's an okay indie-drama with an interesting premise, following a deadly collision between a car and a train which leads to an unlikely bond between the train engineer (responsible) and the young boy who escapes the carnage.

The story comes together pretty believably considering the events but lagged a bit in the middle while we watch Bacon care for his cancer-stricken wife and the new member of his family. This is also one of those movies with an ending that leaves it up to you to decide what happened next. Hate those. 06.13


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