• Rails & Ties (2007)

Rails & Ties

Release Date: October 26th, 2007

DVD Release Date: June 17th, 2008

PG-13 |1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary

Engineer Tom Stark (Kevin Bacon) kills a suicidal woman when his train slams into her car. Suspended from his job, he must confront his wife Megan's (Marcia Gay Harden) illness finally, but Megan announces she is going to leave him. Unexpectedly, the son (Miles Heizer) of the dead woman, arrives on the couple's doorstep and moves in with them.

Cast: Kevin Bacon, Marcia Gay Harden, Miles Heizer, Marin Hinkle, Eugene Byrd, Laura CerĂ³n, Margo Martindale, Bonnie Root

Director: Alison Eastwood

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Malpaso Company

Keywords: Death, Small town, Gripping, Quest, Sacrifice, Family, Relationships, Doctor, Son, 2000s, Love, Melodramatic, Emotional, Wife

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    A heartfelt but dramatically flat portrait of a couple grappling with one tragedy whose lives are profoundly affected by the outcome of another. show more

  • 63
    Stephen ColeThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The film's best and most carefully shaded performance belongs to Bacon. show more

  • 63
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    I found the opening third tremendously intriguing and involving, I thought the emotions were so real they could be touched, but then the film lost its way and fell into the clutches of sentimental melodrama. show more

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