DVD 88 mins IMDB 7.9 (10,909 votes)
The Station Agent
Miramax (2003)
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Peter Dinklage Finbar McBride
Paul Benjamin Henry Styles
Jase Blankfort Store Customer
Paula Garcés Cashier
Josh Pais Carl
Richard Kind Louis Tiboni
Bobby Cannavale Joe Oramas
Patricia Clarkson Olivia Harris
Lynn Cohen Patty at the Good to Go
Raven Goodwin Cleo
Michelle Williams Emily
Sarah Bolger Girl In Bar
Jeremy Bergman Jacob
Maile Flanagan Pappy's Waitress
Ileen Getz Mrs. Kahn
Marla Sucharetza Janice
Jayce Bartok Chris
Joe Lo Truglio Danny
John Slattery David

Director Thomas McCarthy; Tom McCarthy
Producer Robert May; Mary Jane Skalski; Kathryn Tucker
Writer Thomas McCarthy; Tom McCarthy
Cinematography Oliver Bokelberg
Musician Stephen Trask
User Credit 1 Tom McArdle
User Credit 2 Jeanne DuPont

Actor and playwright Tom McCarthy makes his feature film debut as a writer/director with the quirky comedy drama The Station Agent. In New Jersey, Finbar McBride (Peter Dinklage) is a four-foot-tall lonely man who chooses to live the life of a hermit in an abandoned train yard following the death of his friend. While he is there, he unexpectedly meets and befriends a couple of fellow loners. Troubled Olivia (Patricia Clarkson) is an artist devastated by the loss of her son and separation from her husband, while carefree and friendly Joe (Bobby Cannavale) runs a hot dog stand. The three unlikely friends each deal with their urge to connect compared with their individual need for isolation. Also starring Raven Goodwin, Paul Benjamin, and Michelle Williams. The Station Agent won the Audience award at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival. — Andrea LeVasseur

Edition Details
Barcode 786936239959
Region Region 1
Release Date 6/15/2004
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles French; Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Color Widescreen Dolby
Personal Details
User Lookup 1 DVD Copy
User Text 1 Language and some drug content.
User Text 2 Loneliness is much better when you have got someone to share it with (norway DVD release).
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Trivia: The book that Joe reads is "All Quiet On The Western Front" by Erich Maria Remarque. (more)

Goofs: Continuity: Near the beginning of the film, Olivia's shirt has a small hole right in the middle of the front. The fabric is undamaged in subsequent scenes. (more)

[first lines]
Henry Styles: Morning, professor.
Finbar McBride: Good morning.

Awards: Won BAFTA Film Award. Another 22 wins & 16 nominations (more)