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A dissatisfied woman encounters a mysterious stranger who may be her long-lost son in this peculiar, darkly comic drama. [[Performer~P62255~Theresa Russell~theresarussell]] plays the deeply disappointed Linda Henry, who feels stifled by a strained marriage to Dr. Henry Henry ([[Performer~P42805~Christopher Lloyd~christopherlloyd]]), who pays more attention to his model railroads than to his wife. Desperate for diversion, she is captivated when Martin ([[Performer~P53946~Gary Oldman~garyoldman]]) arrives, claiming to be the child she gave up for adoption after a teenage pregnancy. She immediately bonds with this stranger, but numerous signs indicate that he may not be what he seems. Strange behavior follows from everyone involved, with some of the film's most bizarre sequences concerning Dr. Henry's toy train fetish. The complex, often ambiguous script is by noted British writer [[Performer~P106930~Dennis Potter~dennispotter]], who also wrote [[Feature~V37640~Pennies from Heaven~penniesfromheaven]] and [[Feature~V135289~The Singing Detective~thesingingdetective]], and [[Performer~P108672~Nicolas Roeg~nicolasroeg]] provided his predictably stylized, enigmatic direction. Despite several interesting moments, Track 29 is far from either Potter's or Roeg's best work, and most critics found it a bizarre, ineffective muddle. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi

  • Release date:September 9, 1988


Theresa Russell
as Linda Henry
Gary Oldman
as Martin
Sandra Bernhard
as Nurse Stein
Christopher Lloyd
as Dr. Henry Henry
Colleen Camp
as Arlanda
Seymour Cassel
as Dr. Bernard Fairmont
Richard Olsen
as Delegate
Jerry Rushing
as Redneck
Ted Barrow
as Old Man
Kathryn Tomlinson
as Receptionist
J. Michael Hunter
as Waiter
Tommy Hull
as Counterman
Vance Colvig
as Mr. Ennis
Leon Rippy
as Trucker


Nicolas Roeg
Rick McCallum
Dennis Potter
Alex Thomson
Fiske O'Hara
Featured Music
Mack Gordon
Featured Music
Harry Woods
Johnny Richards
Featured Music
Stanley Myers
Composer (Music Score)
John Lennon
Featured Music
Theodore Morse
Harry Warren
Featured Music
Tony Lawson
David Brockhurst
Production Designer
Shuna Harwood
Production Designer
Francine Mercadante
Art Director
David Brockhurst
Art Director
Denis O'Brien
Executive Producer
George Harrison
Executive Producer
Douglas Mowat
Set Designer
Shuna Harwood
Costume Designer
Dean Gates
Special Effects
Jeff Goodwin