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Boxcar Bertha

R| 1 hr. 29 min.

Plot Summary
Martin Scorsese's second feature loosely adapts the autobiography of Bertha Thompson, portraying the adventures of the Depression-era criminal following the death of her father. Bertha (Barbara Hershey) joins union organizer "Big" Bill Shelly (David Carradine) in fighting anti-union forces after an unexpected murder drives them to a life of robbing trains. The atmospheric tale depicts their life on the lam, doing whatever is necessary to survive.

Cast: Barbara Hershey , David Carradine , Barry Primus , Bernie Casey , John Carradine , Victor Argo , David Osterhout , Chicken Holleman

Director: Martin Scorsese

Genres: Crime drama

Boxcar Bertha (1972)

Release Date: January 2nd, 1992|1 hr. 29 min.

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