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The Station Agent Details


Actor and playwright Tom McCarthy makes his feature film debut as a writer/director with the quirky comedy drama The Station Agent. In New Jersey, Finbar McBride (Peter Dinklage) is a four-foot-tall lonely man who chooses to live the life of a hermit in an abandoned train yard following the death of his friend. While he is there, he unexpectedly meets and befriends a couple of fellow loners. Troubled Olivia (Patricia Clarkson) is an artist devastated by the loss of her son and separation from her husband, while carefree and friendly Joe (Bobby Cannavale) runs a hot dog stand. The three unlikely friends each deal with their urge to connect compared with their individual need for isolation. Also starring Raven Goodwin, Paul Benjamin, and Michelle Williams. The Station Agent won the Audience award at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi

  • Release date:October 10, 2003


Awarded by
Screen Actors Guild Peter Dinklage Best Actor 2003 Nominee
Chicago Film Critics Association Peter Dinklage Most Promising Performer 2003 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Peter Dinklage Best Actor 2003 Nominee
Boston Society of Film Critics Patricia Clarkson Best Supporting Actress 2003 Winner
National Board of Review Patricia Clarkson Best Supporting Actress 2003 Winner
National Society of Film Critics Patricia Clarkson Best Supporting Actress 2003 Winner
Sundance Film Festival Patricia Clarkson Outstanding Performance 2003 Winner
Screen Actors Guild Patricia Clarkson Best Actress 2003 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Tom McCarthy John Cassavetes Award 2003 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Tom McCarthy Best First Screenplay 2003 Winner
Sundance Film Festival Tom McCarthy Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award 2003 Winner
Writers Guild of America Tom McCarthy Best Original Screenplay 2003 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Mary Jane Skalski Producers Award 2003 Winner


Peter Dinklage
as Finbar McBride
Patricia Clarkson
as Olivia Harris
Bobby Cannavale
as Joe Oramas
Raven Goodwin
as Cleo
Paul Benjamin
as Henry Styles
Michelle Williams
as Emily
Maile Flanagan
as Pappy's Waitress
Sarah Bolger
as Girl In Bar
Jayce Bartok
as Chris
Lynn Cohen
as Patty At The Good To Go
Ileen Getz
as Mrs. Kahn
Jase Blankfort
as Store Customer
Richard Kind
as Louis Tiboni
Jeremy Bergman
as Jacob
Joe Lo Truglio
as Danny
Josh Pais
as Carl
Annie Del Moro
as "What About Blimps" Girl
John Slattery
as David
Marla Sucharetza
as Janice


Tom McCarthy
Mary Jane Skalski
Kathryn Tucker
Robert May
Tom McCarthy
Oliver Bokelberg
Stephen Trask
Composer (Music Score)
Mary Ramos
Musical Direction/Supervision
Tom McArdle
John Paino
Production Designer
Len X. Clayton
Art Director
Josh Zeman
Richard Cohan
Associate Producer
Erin Ohanneson
Set Designer
Jeanne Dupont
Costume Designer
Paul Hsu
Sound/Sound Designer
Joshua Fischer
Assistant Location Manager
Walter DeForest
Set Production Assistant
Paul Hsu
Music Editor
Hanna Varady
Art Department Coordinator
Dustin Smither
Camera Loader
Dana Elder
Hair Styles
Dana Elder
James Debbs
Production Coordinator
Aaron Schneider
Erin Ohanneson
Ann West
Musical Performer
Christina Fontana
Second Second Assistant Director
Christopher Lagdamen
Set Production Assistant
Barry Ferguson
Claudine Blain
Negative Cutter
Len Stefaniak
Richie Bravo
Scenic Artist
Damian Canelos
Production Sound
Chris Jara
Best Boy Electric
Ray Mara
Craft Service/Catering
Chae Kihn
Still Photographer
Jenny Kranson
Personal Assistant
Paul Zucker
First Assistant Editor
Todd Kancar
Scenic Artist
Adam Mutchler
Assistant Location Manager
Stefan Szymanski
Tom Efinger
Re-Recording Mixer
Tom Efinger
Supervising Sound Editor
Paul McCluskey
Best Boy Grip
Beth Avery
Location Manager
Philip Peschlow
Second Assistant Camera
Joseph Hyun
Assistant Sound Editor
Hugo Bravo
Scenic Artist
John El Manahi
Scenic Artist
Jared Trimble
Second Assistant Director