Boxcar Bertha Poster

Release Date: January 2nd, 1992

DVD Release Date: March 19th, 2002

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

Production Co: American International Pictures (AIP)

Keywords: Temptation, Gritty, Tense, Love, Survival, 1930s