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Tube Tales (1999)

PG-13 | | Drama | 19 November 1999 (UK)
Nine stories based on the true-life experiences of London Underground passengers.

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Ed Allen II (segment), Gaby Dellal (segment) | 8 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Flemyng ... Luke (segment "Mr. Cool")
Dexter Fletcher ... Joe (segment "Mr. Cool")
Kelly Macdonald ... Emma (segment "Mr. Cool")
Denise Van Outen ... Alex (segment "Horny")
Liz Smith ... Old Lady (segment "Horny")
Tom Bell ... Old Gent (segment "Horny")
Leah Fitzgerald Leah Fitzgerald ... Little Girl (segment "Horny")
Stephen Taylor Stephen Taylor ... Mr. X (segment "Grasshopper")
Alicya Eyo Alicya Eyo ... Shantel (segment "Grasshopper") (as Alicia Eyo)
Roger Griffiths ... Charlie (segment "Grasshopper")
Dele Johnson Dele Johnson ... Stevie (segment "Grasshopper")
Preeya Kalidas ... Reena (segment "Grasshopper")
Peter McNamara Peter McNamara ... Roy (segment "Grasshopper")
Mazhar Munir ... Mazaar (segment "Grasshopper")
Ray Panthaki ... Mo (segment "Grasshopper")
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Storyline

Collective film comprised of nine stories taking place in and around underground transportation in London, all based on true facts submitted by readers of "Time Out" magazine: in "Mr. Cool" (Jenkins) a young female worker is courted by a colleague who travels by subway and an executive with his own car; in "Horny" (Hopkins), a girl gets sexually aroused every time she takes the subterranean; in "Grasshopper" (Huda), youngsters, police inspectors and drug pushers get mixed up in the subway; in "My Father the Liar" (Hoskins), a little boy takes the train with his father and witness an unexpected incident; in "Bone" (McGregor), a musician is in search of his Muse in the train cars; in "Mouth" (Iannucci), an attractive female passenger rides a noisy train compartment, as she gets sick; in "A Bird in the Hand" (Law), an old man experiences a sense of freedom helping a trapped bird; in "Rosebud" (Dellal), a mother desperately looks for her little daughter, while the girl has a good time; ... Written by Edgar Soberón Torchia <estorchia@gmail.com>

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Drama

Certificate:

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Official Sites:

Sky Pictures

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 November 1999 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Historias del metro See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Ewan McGregor's directorial debut. See more »

Crazy Credits

The title of each short film is introduced as part of the scenery. See more »

Soundtracks

D PROG
(title sequence)
Composed and Performed by Faze & Zero
Published by Bruton Music Limited
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Worth watching, if only for one segment
4 February 2000 | by crybaby-2See all my reviews

Although some segments were poor and some just average, this is worth watching if only for one segment. 'My father the liar' was brilliantly directed by Bob Hoskins, and as always Ray Winstone (the father) and Frank Harper (the station guard who appears in a number of the segments) played their roles to perfection. The real star however was the young boy who played the son. Although only on screen for not more than 10 minutes it is clear that this kid should be a huge British star in the future.


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