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

Writing:
  • Adam Brooks
  • John Guare
  • Lynn Grossman

Stars:
Release Date: 1997-07-24
themoviedb icon 7.1/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 80

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Mekhi Phifer
Mekhi Phifer
Man in Hallway (segment "Fern's Heart of Darkness")
Sarita Choudhury
Sarita Choudh...
Humera (segment "Honey-Getter")
Jerry Stiller
Jerry Stiller
Old Man (segment "The 5:24")
Christine Lahti
Christine Lah...
Red Shoe Woman (segment "The Red Shoes")
Bill Irwin
Bill Irwin
Bill Irwin (segment "Subway Car from Hell")
Denis Leary
Denis Leary
Wheelchair Man (segment "The Red Shoes")
Kevin Corrigan
Kevin Corriga...
Bonnie Hunt
Bonnie Hunt
Fern McDermott (segment "Fern's Heart of Darkness")
N'Bushe Wright
N'Bushe Wrigh...
Young Girl (segment "The Red Shoes")
Lili Taylor
Lili Taylor
Belinda (segment "The Listeners")
Michael Rapaport
Michael Rapap...
Jake (segment "The Listeners")
Steve Zahn
Steve Zahn
Tucker (segment "The 5:24")
Nicole Ari Parker
Nicole Ari Pa...
Sharon (segment "Honey-Getter")
Ajay Naidu
Ajay Naidu
Prashant (segment "Honey-Getter")
Danny Hoch
Danny Hoch
Edward (segment "Honey-Getter")
Taral Hicks
Taral Hicks
Woman with Flowers (segment "Sax Cantor Riff")
Mercedes Ruehl
Mercedes Rueh...
Leyla (segment "Underground")
Rosie Perez
Rosie Perez
The Girl (segment "Love on the A Train")
Gretchen Mol
Gretchen Mol
Wife (segment "Love on the A Train")
Anne Heche
Anne Heche
Pregnant Girl (segment "Manhattan Miracle")
Gregory Hines
Gregory Hines
Jack (segment "Manhattan Miracle")
KRS-One
KRS-One
Vendor (segment "Subway Car from Hell")
Andre B. Blake
Andre B. Blak...
Knish Buyer (segment "Subway Car from Hell")
Sam Rockwell
Sam Rockwell
Man Eating (segment "Sax Cantor Riff")
Jeremy Jordan
Jeremy Jordan
Boy No. 2 (segment "Underground")
Peter Sarsgaard
Peter Sarsgaa...
Boy No. 1 (segment "Underground")
Michael McGlone
Michael McGlo...
John T. (segment "Love on the A Train")
Robert W. Castle
Robert W. Cas...
Knish Buyer (segment "Subway Car from Hell")
John C. Vennema
John C. Venne...
Executive (segment "The Red Shoes")
Richard Spore
Richard Spore
White Man (segment "Fern's Heart of Darkness")
Nancy Ticotin
Nancy Ticotin
Business Woman (segment "Fern's Heart of Darkness")
Bruce Smolanoff
Bruce Smolano...
Boy No. 3 (segment "Underground")
Steven Randazzo
Steven Randaz...
Officer Mulioli (segment "Honey-Getter")
Tammi Cubilette
Tammi Cubilet...
Denise (segment "Sax Cantor Riff")
Kavi Ladnier
Kavi Ladnier
D'Jamila (segment "Sax Cantor Riff")
Bruklin Harris
Bruklin Harri...
Dorcas (segment "Sax Cantor Riff")
Daniel Rous
Daniel Rous
Jewish Cantor (segment "Sax Cantor Riff")
Will Hare
Will Hare
Homeless Man (segment "Sax Cantor Riff")
George T. Odom
George T. Odo...
Miracle Old Man (segment "Manhattan Miracle")
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