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Overview

The actual experiences of New York City subway riders are dramatized in a collection of 10 intriguing and very different vignettes. The tales showcase an ensemble of familiar faces, and range from stories of compassion and love to reflections on violence and loss. Among them: a disabled beggar quarrels with a woman and ruins her shoes with his wheelchair, provoking onlookers to wrath and pity; a skittish tourist proves to be her own worst enemy; a newlywed trysts with a mysterious sexpot; a commuter helplessly witnesses a suicide attempt; and, in the most affecting segment, a young woman grieves over her mother's imminent death.

  1. Julie Dash

    Director, Writer

  2. Seth Zvi Rosenfeld

    Director, Writer

  3. Lucas Platt

    Director

  4. Patricia Benoit

    Director

  5. Abel Ferrara

    Director

  6. Bob Balaban

    Director

  7. Craig McKay

    Director

  8. Jonathan Demme

    Director

  9. Alison Maclean

    Director

  10. Ted Demme

    Director

  11. Danny Hoch

    Writer

  12. Joe Viola

    Writer

  13. Marla Hanson

    Writer

  14. John Guare

    Writer

  15. Albert Innaurato

    Writer

  16. Adam Brooks

    Writer

  17. Lynn Grossman

    Writer

  18. Angela Todd

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Bill Irwin

    Bill Irwin

  2. Christine Lahti

    Christine Lahti

  3. Denis Leary

    Denis Leary

  4. Kevin Corrigan

    Kevin Corrigan

  5. Sarita Choudhury

    Sarita Choudhury

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Subway Stories: Tales from the Underground

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Status Released

Release Information

  • July 24, 1997
    R
    Premiere

    Meaning

    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 20m

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