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Plot, Details & Awards

The Station Agent

Rated R for language and some drug content.

R In Theaters 10/3/2003 , 90min.
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Plot & Details

Actor and playwright Tom McCarthy makes his feature film debut as a writer/director with the quirky comedy drama The Station Agent. In New Jersey, Finbar McBride (Peter Dinklage) is a four-foot-tall lonely man who chooses to live the life of a hermit in an abandoned train yard following the death of his friend. While he is there, he unexpectedly meets and befriends a couple of fellow loners. Troubled Olivia (Patricia Clarkson) is an artist devastated by the loss of her son and separation from her husband, while carefree and friendly Joe (Bobby Cannavale) runs a hot dog stand. The three unlikely friends each deal with their urge to connect compared with their individual need for isolation. Also starring Raven Goodwin, Paul Benjamin, and Michelle Williams. The Station Agent won the Audience award at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival.

Boston Society of Film Critics

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2003 Boston Society of Film Critics Best Supporting Actress Patricia Clarkson Won

Chicago Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2003 Chicago Film Critics Association Most Promising Performer Peter Dinklage Nominated

Independent Spirit Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2003 Independent Spirit Awards Best First Screenplay Won
2003 Independent Spirit Awards Producers Award Mary Jane Skalski Won
2003 Independent Spirit Awards Best Actor Peter Dinklage Nominated
2003 Independent Spirit Awards John Cassavetes Award Won

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2003 National Board of Review Best Picture Nominated
2003 National Board of Review Best Supporting Actress Patricia Clarkson Won

National Society of Film Critics

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2003 National Society of Film Critics Best Supporting Actress Patricia Clarkson Won

Sundance Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2003 Sundance Film Festival Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award Won
2003 Sundance Film Festival Outstanding Performance Patricia Clarkson Won
2003 Sundance Film Festival Dramatic Audience Award Won

Writers Guild of America

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2003 Writers Guild of America Best Original Screenplay Nominated

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