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The station agent - Peter Dinklage, Patricia Clarkson, Bobby Cannavale, Thomas McCarthy

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Finbar McBride (Peter Dinklage) wants to be left alone. But at 1.3 metres, fading into the crowd is an almost impossible task. Born with dwarfism, Fin has responded to the unsolicited attention that his condition attracts by choosing a life of separation, alone with his one passion: trains.

Solitude, however, is fleeting and when Fin finds his isolation threatened he retreats deeper into his self-contained world by taking up residence in an abandoned train depot in rural New Jersey, USA.

But much like the station agents that occupied small town depots before him, Fin finds himself, however reluctantly, enmeshed in the lives of his neighbours. A close call with a 4WD introduces Fin to Olivia Harris (Patricia Clarkson), a 40-year-old artist struggling with the recent death of her young son and the subsequent break-up of her marriage. The hot dog stand next door is run by Joe Oramas (Bobby Cannavale) an inquisitive 30-year-old with a talent for cooking and an insatiable hunger for conversation.

From the forgotten depot this mismatched threesome forge an unlikely bond, which ultimately reveals that even isolation is better shared.

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film drama humour train station New Jersey relationships isolation lonely

Persons of interest

  • Peter Dinklage .... Finbar McBride
  • Patricia Clarkson .... Olivia Harris
  • Bobby Cannavale .... Joe Oramas
  • Raven Goodwin .... Cleo
  • Paul Benjamin .... Henry Styles
  • Michelle Williams .... Emily
  • Ileen Getz .... Mrs Kahn
  • Joe Lo Truglio .... Danny
  • Thomas McCarthy .... Screenwriter
  • Thomas McCarthy .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

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Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Languages: English, Italian
  • Picture: Widescreen (1.85:1)
  • Special features:
    • Commentary
    • Deleted scenes
  • Subtitles: English, English captions, English closed captions, Italian

Security censorship classification

M (Low level coarse language, drug references)

Surveillance time

89 minutes (1:29 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 5 February 2004
DVD rental: 15 September 2004
VHS rental: 15 September 2004
DVD retail: 12 January 2005

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