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Tracks

Tracks (2005)

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Release Date: Sep 9, 2005 Wide

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'Tracks' is based on the true-story of a middle class white suburban teenagers who unknowingly committed a senseless act of violence in July of 1982. Peter Madigan (played by newcomer, Chris Gunn) and his friends spent countless summer nights on the train tracks in Fairlawn, New Jersey when one evening, they mindlessly threw a switch and derailed an oncoming train resulting in the death of its conductor. This case made history in the New Jersey judicial system and these teenagers (who, at the

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Tracks is the true story of a teenager in New Jersey who mindlessly flipped the switch on a track thinking it'd send it in the oppisite direction, rather, the train derailed and killed the conductor. This video follows one out of three of the boys that was some of the first to serve in the New Jersey State Prison, Maximum Security, as Juveniles.
The film is pretty emotional to watch as you get a glimpse at how easily an individual's life can be thrown upside down from the smallest bad decision (rather the result was intended or not). The struggle the juvenile faces prior and in prison is hard to watch, as well as the "Time" his family is spending as well, such as his mother and high school girlfriend while they are forced to watch their loved one suffer.
A student of Criminal Justice, this movie plays with my mind a bit, realizing the power our system holds in its hands when making pending on decisions of circumstance between cases that will rattle lives forever.
Waiting to see if the boy will survive is drawn out in just enough time that it keeps you on the edge of your seat and seeing the aftermath of the entire situation is rough but inspiring.
Pretty decent film! Ice-T makes a performance as a correction officer and sings some of the songs. A very well done movie like documentary of what goes on in prisons and those who are forced to do "Hard-Time".
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