End of the Line

End of the Line

Jay Russell (1987)

PG Certificate


Our Score
It's man versus the system again in a warm and touching drama about tradition and doing the right thing. Shocked when they hear the news that their freight depot is about to be closed down, railway workers Wilford Brimley and Levon Helm steal a locomotive and head to corporate headquarters in Chicago to make their feelings known to the chairman, Henderson Forsyth. Beautifully played by the down-home lead duo, they don't come more low-key and graceful than this heart-warmer. A soundtrack by Andy Summers adds to the atmosphere.


Two railroad employees, scheduled for redundancy when their parent company switches to airfreight, set off for Chicago in a stolen locomotive for a showdown with the head of the corporation. Drama, starring Wilford Brimley, Levon Helm and Kevin Bacon.

Cast & Crew

Actor Wilford Brimley
Actor Kevin Bacon
Actor Levon Helm
Actor Bob Balaban
Director Jay Russell

Other Information

Language: EnglishColourAvailable on: video