Riding the Rails (1997) Movie Details

Riding the Rails
Richard Thomas ,
Lexy Lovell , Michael Uys
1 hr 12 mins
Rating: 4.5/10 from 66 users

Riding the Rails Movie Cast

Richard Thomas
as Narrator

Riding the Rails Crew List

Director : Lexy Lovell , Michael Uys
Cinematography : Samuel Henriques
Editor : Howard Sharp
Director of Photography : Sam Henriques

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Riding the Rails offers a visionary perspective on the presumed romanticism of the road and cautionary legacy of the Great Depression. The filmmakers relay the experiences and painful recollections of these now-elderly survivors of the rails. Forced to travel more by economic necessity than the spirit of adventure, the film's subjects dispel romantic myths of a hobo existence and its corresponding veneer of freedom. Riding the Rails recounts the hoboes' trade secrets for survival and accounts of dank miseries, loneliness, imprisonment, death, and dispossession. Sixty years later, the filmmakers transport their subjects back to the tracks, where the surging impact of sound and movement resuscitates memories of a shattered adolescence and devastating rite of passage.

Riding the Rails

Riding the Rails is a 1997 English Film stars Richard Thomas , Lexy Lovell , Michael Uys , Samuel Henriques , Howard Sharp , Sam Henriques , directed by Michael Uys & music by .