During shopping for Christmas, Frank and Molly run into each other. This fleeting short moment will start to change their lives…
Release Year: 1984
Rating: 6.2/10 (5,170 voted)
Stars: Robert De Niro, Meryl Streep, Harvey Keitel
During shopping for Christmas, Frank and Molly run into each other. This fleeting short moment will start to change their lives, when they recognize each other months later in the train home and have a good time together. Although both are married and Frank has two little kids, they meet more and more often, their friendship becoming the most precious thing in their lives.
Robert De Niro
Tow Truck Driver
Release Date: 21 November 1984
Filming Locations: Ardsley, New York, USA
Opening Weekend: $2,293,710
(25 November 1984)
Did You Know?
Metro North Commuter Railroad changed its name several years ago and is now simply known as Metro North Railroad.
When trying on clothes prior to meeting Frank in NYC, Molly takes off the striped dress and tosses it in the pile on the bed. In the next shot the dress is visible on her arm as she continues to look through clothes hanging in the closet.
[talking to Isabelle about Frank]
No, I think about him every day. Last thought before I fall asleep and first thought when I wake up. I talk to myself all day about him, even when I'm talking to somebody else, even when I'm talking to you now I'm talking to myself about him. Brian thinks I'm ill, he thinks that it has to do with my father, he thinks the stress and, you know, all that… Thinks I'm having a breakdown, but I'm not, there's nothing wrong with me. Except that I love him.
Food for everyone …………………………………………….
Absolutely brilliant acting on the part of the main protagonists,
Streep and de Niro. I don't believe for one single moment you can find
love by taking the train – I have been travelling daily for years on
public transport and have never encountered anything remotely
resembling what happens in the film – but films ARE made to make us
dream and this film certainly does. Why, pray, if you want daily
reality, then you watch a documentary.
These two characters and the actors that portray them are ideally
suited to the script and film. They're both pretty reserved, shy and
respect the contract of marriage, but something inexorably brings them
together. You watch, thinking "this cannot last" but somehow it does.
One or other of the characters takes the right initiative at the right
moment. Truly unbelievable when you look at stark reality but oh boy is
it fun to watch on the screen.
The same story played out by ordinary actors would be a total flop, but
with Streep and De Niro, success is guaranteed right the way thru ! A
must for all those who have never found true love but secretly harbour
the hope of finding it one day …………………