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Documentary History 19971h 12mOn: Not Available Tags: Psychology 

Riding the Rails offers a visionary perspective on the presumed romanticism of the road and cautionary legacy of the Great Depression. The filmmakers relay the experiences and painful recollections of these now-elderly survivors of the rails. Forced to travel more by economic necessity than the spirit of adventure, the film's subjects dispel romantic myths of a hobo existence and its corresponding veneer of freedom. Riding the Rails recounts the hoboes' trade secrets for survival and accounts of dank miseries, loneliness, imprisonment, death, and dispossession. Sixty years later, the filmmakers transport their subjects back to the tracks, where the surging impact of sound and movement resuscitates memories of a shattered adolescence and devastating rite of passage.Riding the Rails featuring Richard Thomas is not currently available to stream, rent, or buy but you can add it to your want to see list for updates. It's a documentary and history movie with a high IMDb audience rating of 7.7 (140 votes) and was very well received by critics.

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Lexy Lovell

Lexy Lovell


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#1297 Ranked in Psychology Movies

#2129 Ranked in History Movies

#4554 Ranked in Documentary Movies

Riding the Rails has a high IMDb audience rating of 7.7 (140 votes) and was very well received by critics. The movie is not very popular with Reelgood users lately.

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