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Thomas and the Magic Railroad

  • Action
  • Comedy
  • 2000
  • Britt Allcroft
  • 85 mins
  • U

Summary

Adventure starring Peter Fonda and Alec Baldwin. Mr Conductor's supply of gold dust that lets him journey from Sodor, a magical island of talking trains, to the real-life village of Shining Time is running out. He must call upon his cousin for help, or get more reliable aid from the outside world.

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Review

A star rating of 1 out of 5.

Writer/director Britt Allcroft may have translated the magic of the Rev W Awdry's books to the small screen, but this feature-length adaptation is crass, impenetrable and, frankly, embarrassing. Clumsily Americanised, the story sees Lily (Mara Wilson) and her grandfather (Peter Fonda) help a marginalised Thomas and miniature conductor Alec Baldwin confound Diesel 10's dastardly plan to eradicate steam trains by destroying a pink tank engine named Lady. The model work is typically quaint, but the other effects are anything but magical and the songs are ghastly. This is a shameful betrayal of a national institution.

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Credits

Cast

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Mr ConductorAlec Baldwin
Burnett StonePeter Fonda
LilyMara Wilson
Billy Two-FeathersRussell Means
StacyDidi Conn
Mr Conductor JrMichael Rodgers

Crew

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DirectorBritt Allcroft

Details

Theatrical distributor
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Released on
2000-07-14
Languages
English
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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