Off the Rails Poster

Release Date: November 4th, 2016

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 26 min

Plot Summary
The life of Darius McCollum, a man whose obsession with mass transit has landed him in jail 32 times for impersonating drivers, conductors, token booth clerks, and track repairmen.

Director: Adam Irving

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Zipper Bros Films

Ratings & Reviews

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  • [A] minor but enjoyable doc. show more

  • The film’s message is quiet but clear: Darius McCollum is black and neurodivergent, and society treats him differently than it would if he were white and neurotypical. The justice system, in particular, seems designed to chew him up. show more

  • His story here is well-woven, with the kind-hearted voices of psychiatrists, playwrights, family members, lawyers and the gregarious McCollum himself failing to come up with a solution on how to handle an autistic, obsessive and irresponsible rail rider. show more

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