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Man on the Train (2011)

PG-13 | | Crime, 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

Writers:

Claude Klotz (original screenplay), Mary McGuckian (adapted by)
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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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Storyline

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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Crime | 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

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Quotes

The Thief: There are two kinds of people. I decide to side with those who are prepared for everything.
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Crazy Credits

The film shows the credit "based on the film directed by Patrice Leconte "L'Homme du train" screenplay by Patrice Leconte and Claude Klotz" but the original film "L'Homme du train" only credits the screenplay to Claude Klotz (Scenario et dialogues: Claude Klotz) See more »

Connections

Remake of Man on the Train (2002) See more »

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A nice surprise : different and engaging
14 January 2013 | by MannyInNewYorkSee all my reviews

I had no idea what to expect - I was sitting around checking out the new cable TV offerings and this came up. I was immediately caught up in this wacky little story (the path not taken, trading places, etc.). It's very low key for sure but that's a refreshing change of pace as far as I am concerned. The professor was a bit overly quirky (the nutty professor?) but still, if you accept it, it makes the movie that much more enjoyable.

I did not know that the "thief" was a U2 member - and I am glad I didn't know - I may have pre-judged the performance. I thought he was terrific - his character had fewer lines than Southerland but he definitely has an on screen presence that is engaging (I thought he must be some stage actor transitioning to movies because I'd never seen him before and I do see a lot of movies).

I am surprised to see negative reviews. Yes, the ending was a bit confusing but then it all comes together. One of the more interesting movies I've seen in a quite a while. Worth watching for sure.


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