Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Across the Tracks by Sandy Tung, 1990 (R)
with Brad Pitt (The Tree of Life, Moneyball), Ricky Schroder, Carrie Snodgress, David Anthony Marshall, Thomas Mikal Ford, John Linton, Cyril O'Reilly, Jack McGee (The Fighter), Annie Dylan
Even-tempered Joe (Brad Pitt) dreams of obtaining a track scholarship. His brother, Billy (Rick Schroder), is a teenage rebel with a fiery temper who's recently been paroled from reform school. When Joe talks Billy into joining a rival school's track team, he unexpectedly finds himself racing against his brother with the scholarship hanging in the balance.
This is all before Brad Pitt is the famous star we all know... And you could definitely feel he would be, absolutely cute, and perfectly believable. Rick Schroder was the big star of the time, but he is perhaps overacting, or there is something in him so stereotypical of the late 80's that it got old-fashioned. Anyway, an interesting small movie about how anything is possible if you truly want it. Naive, but since it is Brad Pitt, we kind of believe it.