Tracks (1976 film)

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Directed byHenry Jaglom
Produced byHoward Zuker
Written byHenry Jaglom
StarringDennis Hopper
Taryn Power
Dean Stockwell
CinematographyPaul Glickman
Edited byGeorge Folsey Jr.
Distributed byTrio
Release date
  • December 15, 1976 (1976-12-15)
(Los Angeles)
Running time
90 min.
CountryUnited States

Tracks is a 1976[1][2][3] American drama film written and directed by Henry Jaglom and starring Dennis Hopper, Taryn Power and Dean Stockwell. The story involves a returned Vietnam veteran escorting a fellow soldier's coffin across the United States for burial.


1st Sgt. Jack Falen (Hopper) returns from the Vietnam War to the United States to escort a friend's body for a hometown burial. Once in the US, Jack travels across the country via train (hence the film's title), where he meets the mysterious Mark (Stockwell) and the alluring university student Stephanie (Power). During the trip, Jack falls in love with Stephanie, but destroys the relationship through constant flashbacks to combat.



Following the production of A Safe Place, Jaglom spent five years putting together $1 million to shoot Tracks.[2]


  1. ^ "Medicine Hat News Newspaper Archives, Oct 28, 1988, p. 42".
  2. ^ a b Allon, Yoram; Cullen, Del; Patterson, Hannah (26 June 2019). "Contemporary North American Film Directors: A Wallflower Critical Guide". Wallflower Press – via Google Books.
  3. ^ Horwath, Alexander; Elsaesser, Thomas; King, Noel (26 June 2019). "The Last Great American Picture Show: New Hollywood Cinema in the 1970s". Amsterdam University Press – via Google Books.

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