A mysterious criminal rolls into a small town planning to knock off the local bank, assuming it will go off without a hitch. But when he encounters a retired poetry professor, his plans take an unlikely turn. With no place to stay, the professor generously welcomes him into his home. As the two men talk, a bond forms between these two polar opposites, and surprising moments of humor and compassion emerge. As they begin to understand each other more, they each examine the choices they've made in their lives, secretly longing to live the type of lifestyle the other man has lived, based on the desire to escape their own.

  1. Mary McGuckian


  2. Claude Klotz


Top Billed Cast

  1. Donald Sutherland

    Donald Sutherland

    The Professor

  2.  Larry Mullen Jr.

    Larry Mullen Jr.

    The Thief

  3. Paula Boudreau

    Paula Boudreau

    Shop Girl

  4. Gary Hetzler

    ADR (voice)

  5. Kate O'Toole

    Kate O'Toole


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Man on the Train



Status Released

Release Information

  • October 28, 2011


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 41m

Budget -

Revenue -

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