Riding the Rails (1997)

Riding the Rails
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 12mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
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Rene Champion Actor Himself 1 1000003
Clarence Lee Actor Himself 1 1000002
John Fawcett Actor Himself 1 1000005
Charley Bull Actor Himself 1 1000006
James San Jule Actor Himself 1 1000008
Bob "Guitar Whitey" Symmonds Actor Himself 1 1000007
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Synopsis
An account of the lives of teenage freight-train riders which offers a perspective on the presumed romanticism of the road and cautionary legacy of the Great Depression. From "middle class gentility to scrabble-ass poor," the undiscriminating Great Depression forced 4,000,000 Americans away from their homes and onto the tracks in search of food and lodging. Of this number, a disturbing 250,000 of the transients were children. "Riding the Rails" recounts the experiences and painful recollections of these now-elderly survivors of the rail.