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Man on the Train (2011)

PG-13 | | Drama | 28 October 2011 (USA)
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A mysterious criminal rolls into a small town planning to knock off the local bank, assuming it will go off without a hitch. But when he encounters a retired poetry professor, his plans ... See full summary »

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Mary McGuckian
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donald Sutherland ... The Professor
Larry Mullen Jr. ... The Man
Graham Greene ... Sado
Tony Nardi ... Loco
Carlo Rota ... Max
Kate O'Toole Kate O'Toole ... Vivienne
Greg Bryk ... Tough Guy
Kennedy McGuckian ... The Boy
R.D. Reid R.D. Reid ... Barber
Paula Boudreau ... Shop Assistant
Martin Katz ... Surgeon
Samuel C. Jephcott Samuel C. Jephcott ... Darbon (as Sam Jephcott)
Pamela Scott Pamela Scott ... Waitress
Shawn Storer Shawn Storer ... Paramedic
Paul Wainwright Paul Wainwright ... Pharmacist
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A mysterious criminal rolls into a small town planning to knock off the local bank, assuming it will go off without a hitch. But when he encounters a retired poetry professor, his plans take an unlikely turn. With no place to stay, the professor generously welcomes him into his home. As the two men talk, a bond forms between these two polar opposites, and surprising moments of humor and compassion emerge. As they begin to understand each other more, they each examine the choices they've made in their lives, secretly longing to live the type of lifestyle the other man has lived, based on the desire to escape their own. Written by Tribeca Film

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Drama

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada | Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Passagem para a Vida See more »

Filming Locations:

Dundas, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Larry Mullen Jr is also a member of the group U2. See more »

Quotes

Sado: [suddenly] Revenge is the justice of woe.
Max: [checks his watch] Ten-thirty. Strange, no?
The Thief: Has he taken a vow, or is he just wacko?
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Remake of Man on the Train (2002) See more »

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25 November 2011 | by edington-3See all my reviews

I had no idea who Larry Mullen Jr was before I watched this movie but I thought he was great. He should have taken up acting years ago. Too busy being the drummer for U2 I guess. Donald Sutherland was good too. I liked the literary references, such a refreshing change to see in a movie. EE Cummings, Bukowsky, Henry James. Hey who doesn't love Henry James? Just joking, probably only me and a few academics. The idea of wishing you had lived someone else's life is intriguing and was handled well. The Professor talks a lot about the choices he has made in his life. The other man (Mullen) doesn't talk about his choices but we can guess what they were. Wish someone would explain the ending though. I liked the ending, just didn't understand it. It was also a very funny movie and had lots of levels, definitely going to be mulling this one over for a few days.


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