Train of Dreams (1987)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-of-Age, Juvenile Delinquency Film  |   Run Time - 89 min.  |   Countries - Canada  |  
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Tony Abruzzi (Jason St. Amour) is a 17-year-old punk from Montreal headed for trouble in this documentary-styled drama. Running with gangs, Tony ditches school and takes to petty theft to buy alcohol and soft drugs, and his concerned mother (Marcella Santa Maria) calls the police after her wayward son beats her up. Tony is sentenced to two years at the Ontario correctional institute for youthful offenders, but he refuses to get with the program. A music teacher (Fred Ward) gets through to Tony with the Billie Holiday rendition of Don't Worry 'Bout Me. Tony begins to open himself up to the possibilities of making positive choices in his life and dreams of a better future. He eventually is allowed to go home on weekends to help his mother and 10-year-old brother Nicky (Christopher Neil),who is seemingly headed for the same dead end as Tony.




gangster, juvenile-crime, alcohol, drugs, mother, music-teacher