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Boxcar Bertha (DVD, 2002, Widescreen)

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Movie Description
Before Martin Scorsese wowed the world with MEAN STREETS, he teamed up with legendary producer Roger Corman for BOXCAR BERTHA, a rollicking period drama that features a memorable performance from Barbara Hershey. Hershey is "Boxcar" Bertha Thompson, a Depression-era woman who loses her father in an airplane accident. Joining up with controversial union leader Big Bill Shelley (David Carradine), Bertha is forced into a life on the run when a group of conservative witch hunters targets Shelley as a Communist. Along the way, Shelley and Bertha fall into a life of underground crime, which includes stealing from railroad bosses. Their run comes to a crashing halt when the extremely powerful railroad company catches up with Shelley and exacts a nasty revenge. Based on the book SISTER OF THE ROAD by "Boxcar" Bertha Thompson and Ben L. Reitman, Scorsese's film is an entertaining romp through an exciting chapter in American history. His sure-handed direction confirms the director's ability to tackle traditional formula pictures, although his desire to create a new cinematic realism wouldn't surface until 1973's MEAN STREETS.

Credits
Cast: Barbara Hershey, David Carradine
Director: Martin Scorsese

Synopsis
This early Martin Scorsese drama features Barbara Hershey as a depression-era woman who falls in with a bad group. Murder and violence are everyday happenings among these southern railyard indigents.

Film Notes
DVD Features:

Region 1
Keep Case
Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
Single Side - Dual Layer
Audio:
Dolby Digital Mono - English
Dolby Digital Mono - French
Additional Release Material:
Trailers - 1. U.S. Theatrical Trailer

Theatrical release: June 14, 1972

Filmed on location in Arkansas.

The film's budget was $600,000.

Both David Carradine and Barbara Hershey have stated that their sex was not fabricated.

Industry Reviews
"...A welcome novelty, the film is in decent shape, with strong color values..."
USA Today - Mike Clark (03/22/2002)

Format: DVD
Mar 2002
Rated R
Recording Mode: Mono
88 min.
Color
Extra Info: Widescreen
UPC: 027616873972
    • UPC 027616873972
    • Brand MGM (Video & DVD)
00458
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