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Kevin Bacon, Marcia Gay Harden, and Miles Heizer star in director Alison Eastwood's tale of two families locked into an emotional -- and physical -- collision course. There once was a time when Tom and Megan Stark had all the time in the world to take their dream vacation and start a family, but these days the couple's marriage is suffering and their time appears to be running short. Megan has been diagnosed with a potentially terminal illness, and when the prospect of losing his wife becomes too much to bear, railroad engineer Tom seeks escape in his work. On the tracks Tom is in control; all the routes are predetermined and he knows he'll eventually arrive at his destination. But sometimes even the most predictable events can go suddenly awry, and when Tom's train hits a car that was parked on the tracks by a suicidal mother, his life is plunged into ruin. While there was no way that Tom could have possibly stopped the train on time, the grieving conductor's woes are suddenly compounded upon realizing that he may lose his job because of the accident. Not only that, but the deceased woman's son, Davey, is consumed by the guilt that he could do nothing to prevent the accident, and he now places the blame for his mother's death squarely on Tom. But not all sad stories have to end in tragedy, and perhaps in the aftermath of this fateful accident Megan could receive a second chance at fulfilling her dreams, Tom could learn to open his heart before he is consumed by bitterness, and Davey could finally learn the true meaning of family. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:October 26, 2007


Kevin Bacon
as Tom Stark
Marcia Gay Harden
as Megan Stark
Miles Heizer
as Davey Danner
Marin Hinkle
as Renee
Eugene Byrd
as Otis Higgs
Bonnie Root
as Laura Danncer
Steve Eastin
as N.B. Garcia
Laura Ceron
as Susan Garcia
Margo Martindale
as Judy Neasy
Kathryn Joosten
as Mrs. Brown
Steven M. Porter
as Howie Pugh
Jim Cody Williams
as Vince the Engineer
Kerri Randles
as Rosanna
Robert Harvey
as Administrator #1
Michael Otis
as Administrator #2
Ernest Harden Jr.
as Official #1
Mike McCaul
as Official #2
Maya Goldsmith
as Sheila
Michael Raynor
as Detective Christian Fox
Micky Levy
as Detective Ann Crane
John Nielsen
as Dr. Offenberger
Dennis Napolitano
as Piano Teacher
Brian Bogulski
as Workman #1
Nathan Kornelis
as Father
Dalton Stumbo
as Child


Alison Eastwood
Robert Lorenz
Barrett Stuart
Micky Levy
Tom Stern
Kyle Eastwood
Composer (Music Score)
Gary D. Roach
James Murakami
Production Designer
Deborah Hopper
Costume Designer
Ronald R. Reiss
Set Decorator
Walt Martin
Sound/Sound Designer
Katie Carroll
First Assistant Director
Stephen Campanelli
Camera Operator
Misty Rosas
Matt Huffman
Trevor Carroll-Coe
Camera Loader
Darrin Cummings
Assistant Location Manager
Pacific Title
Title Design
Tony Rivetti
Still Photographer
Blu Murray
Assistant Editor
Taffy Schweickhardt
First Assistant Accountant
Jay Wejebe
Robert Silcock
Properties Maker Foreman
James Ashwell
Foley Mixer
Stephen Campanelli
Steadicam Operator
Flash Deros
Boom Operator
Linda Stelling
Set Medic/First Aid
Bill Cawley
First Assistant Sound Editor
Susan Pilzninski
First Assistant Accountant
Carol O'Connell
Department Head Hair
Mike Sexton
Properties Master
Andrea Horta
ADR Editor
Tory Littman
Craft Service/Catering
Pam Cartmel
Assistant Art Director
Gaston Biraben
Dialogue Editor
Bruce Luizzi
Buddy Van Horn
Stunts Coordinator
Ross Dunkerley
Chief Lighting Technician
Jessica Meier
Producer's Assistant
Danielle Hartzell
Assistant Production Coordinator
Karen Shaw
Supervising Production Coordinator
Dan Hiland
Re-Recording Mixer
Stephanie Whalon
First Assistant Accountant
Lindsay Weiglein
Personal Assistant
Paul Calabria
Animal Trainer/Wrangler
Tania McComas
Department Head Makeup
Eryn Krueger
Department Head Makeup
Mike Moad
Key Grip
Steve Mann
Sound Effects Editor
Peter Dress
Second Second Assistant Director
Bill Coe
First Assistant Camera
Adrin Davis
Construction Foreman
Dan Morski
Assistant Art Director
Patricia Dehaney
Hair Styles
John Cucci
Foley Artist
Susan Mieras
Personal Assistant