Subway Stories: Tales from the Underground (1997)

The actual experiences of New York City subway riders are dramatized in a collection of 10 intriguing and very different vignettes. The tales showcase an ensemble of familiar faces, and range from stories of compassion and love to reflections on violence and loss. Among them: a disabled beggar quarrels with a woman and ruins her shoes with his wheelchair, provoking onlookers to wrath and pity; a skittish tourist proves to be her own worst enemy; a newlywed trysts with a mysterious sexpot; a commuter helplessly witnesses a suicide attempt; and, in the most affecting segment, a young woman grieves over her mother's imminent death.

Directing:
  • Jonathan Demme
  • Abel Ferrara
  • Bob Balaban
  • Alison Maclean
  • Ted Demme
  • Julie Dash
  • Patricia Benoit
  • Craig McKay
  • Lucas Platt
  • Seth Zvi Rosenfeld

Writing:
  • Danny Hoch
  • Seth Zvi Rosenfeld
  • Adam Brooks

Stars:
Release Date: 1997-07-24
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  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 80