Warm Nights on a Slow Moving Train

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Warm Nights on a Slow Moving Train, written and directed by Bob Ellis, belongs to a genre of highbrow 1980s films which pushed the conventions of art house cinema. An unnamed fine arts teacher struggles to support her brother's drug addiction. To raise money, she moonlights as a prostitute on a midnight train. For each encounter, she dons a different identity, ala Cindy Sherman, and seeks out her john for the night. That is, until she meets the Man and falls for him which forces her to choose between her love or her lifestyle. Warm Nights does have the benefit of Ellis' characteristic fine writing, but it is generally regarded as one of the more dismal failures in this genre.


John Clayton
as Football Coach
Rod Zuanic
as Young Soldier
Norman Kaye
as The Salesman
Lewis Fitz-Gerald
as The Girl's Brother
Steve J. Spears
as The Singer
Grant Tilly
as The Politician
Peter Whitford
as The Train Steward
Chris Haywood
as The Stationmaster
John Flaus
as The Taxi Driver
Peter Carmody
as The Second-class Passenger
Peter Sullivan
as Piano-playing steward
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