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TRACKS

title: TRACKS
year: 1977
cast: Dennis Hopper, Dean Stockwell, Taryn Swope, Zack Norman, Michael Emil
rating: **

Before settling into character-driven films where the camera stayed in one or two settings, allowing the viewer to "realize" a plot through documentary-like conversation, Henry Jaglom used this same device in a train odyssey with Dennis Hopper, during the height of his real life drug use, playing a Vietnam vet escorting a dead soldier's body for burial. Hopper's too old and spaced-out for a soldier, especially one lusted-upon by young college lass Taryn Swope: unrealistically forgiving for his sporadic eccentricities. A meandering journey that even Dean Stockwell, Zack Norman and Michael Emil (the last two starring in Jaglom's next road movie, SITTING DUCKS, with terrific results) can't save.
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