End of the Line (1987 film)
|End of the Line|
|Directed by||Jay Russell|
|Produced by||Lewis M. Allen|
|Written by||Jay Russell|
|Music by||Andy Summers|
|Edited by||Mercedes Danevic|
|Distributed by||Orion Classics|
Leo Pickett and Will Haney, railroad workers in Little Rock, Arkansas, find out the parent company of the Southland railroad is about to close their yard and layoff the employees, switching all future shipments to the air freight business.
In a last-ditch effort to save their jobs, the two men "borrow" a locomotive and drive it from Clifford, Arkansas, to Chicago, Illinois, to make their case to Thomas G. Clinton, the railroad's Chairman of the Board.
- Wilford Brimley as Will Haney
- Levon Helm as Leo Pickett
- Kevin Bacon as Everett
- Holly Hunter as Charlotte Haney
- Mary Steenburgen as Rose Pickett
- Michael Beach as Alvin
- Bob Balaban as Warren Gerber
- Barbara Barrie as Jean Haney
- Bruce McGill as Billy Haney
- Howard Morris as a Tramp
- Trey Wilson as Sheriff Maxie Howell
- Henderson Forsythe as Thomas Clinton
End of the Line was produced with the cooperation of the Missouri Pacific Railroad, which provide technical assistance to production crews as well as the contribution of multiple sets of rolling stock and locomotives. All Southland rolling stock and locomotives, including trackage rights for filming rights was provided by the Missouri Pacific, as well as limited assistance by the Union Pacific, which approved use of some rolling stock, trackage, and locomotives for completion of the film.
- Maslin, Janet (February 26, 1988). "Film: Wilford Brimley Stars in 'End of the Line'". The New York Times.
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