History Film / TheStationAgent

12th Mar '16 3:10:12 AM Mdumas43073
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The Station Agent is a 2003 comedy-drama starring Creator/PeterDinklage, Patricia Clarkson, and Bobby Cannavale. Dinklage plays Finbar [=McBride=], a quiet man who moves into an abandoned train depot which he inherits when his friend and coworker dies. The withdrawn Fin soon finds himself reluctantly enmeshed in the lives of his new neighbors.

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The ''The Station Agent Agent'' is a 2003 comedy-drama starring Creator/PeterDinklage, Patricia Clarkson, and Bobby Cannavale. Dinklage plays Finbar [=McBride=], a quiet man who moves into an abandoned train depot which he inherits when his friend and coworker dies. The withdrawn Fin soon finds himself reluctantly enmeshed in the lives of his new neighbors.



* UnexpectedInheritance: Harry apparently owned a abandoned train depot in Newfoundland, and bequeathed it to Fin.

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* UnexpectedInheritance: Harry apparently owned a abandoned train depot in Newfoundland, and bequeathed it to Fin.
19th Dec '14 9:40:41 PM DivineDeath
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* {{Deuteragonist}}: Olivia. While the story plays from Fin's perspective, it's her personal issues that drive much of the plot.
17th Dec '14 8:14:34 PM DivineDeath
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* LikesOlderWomen: Joe say that Olivia has a "sexy smart older woman thing going."


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* MundaneMadeAwesome: Joe provides an incredibly hammy commentary while he's out train-chasing with Fin.
* NoAntagonist: The protagonists' personal turmoils provide all the conflict.
14th Nov '14 4:39:43 AM Bronzethumb
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* LonelyTogether: The central theme of the film, as each of the characters is desperately lonely but in ''completely'' different ways.
29th Aug '14 7:49:23 AM caughtbluehanded
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The Station Agent is a 2003 comedy-drama starring Creator/PeterDinklage, Patricia Clarkson, and Bobby Cannavale. Dinklage plays Finbar McBride, a quiet man who moves into an abandoned train depot which he inherits when his friend and coworker dies. The withdrawn Fin soon finds himself reluctantly enmeshed in the lives of his new neighbors.

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The Station Agent is a 2003 comedy-drama starring Creator/PeterDinklage, Patricia Clarkson, and Bobby Cannavale. Dinklage plays Finbar McBride, [=McBride=], a quiet man who moves into an abandoned train depot which he inherits when his friend and coworker dies. The withdrawn Fin soon finds himself reluctantly enmeshed in the lives of his new neighbors.



* AbandonedArea: an abandoned train station.

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* AbandonedArea: an An abandoned train station.



''(Beat. Finbar and Olivia exchange glances.)''\\
'''Finbar''': What?\\
'''Joe''' (oblivious): You know, for train watchers.

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''(Beat. Finbar Fin and Olivia exchange glances.)''\\
'''Finbar''': '''Fin''': What?\\
'''Joe''' (oblivious): You know, for train watchers.like, a "Train of the Month" club.


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-->'''Joe''': So, if you guys do something later, can I come?\\
'''Fin''': We're not doing anything later.\\
'''Joe''': Yeah but if you do, can I come?\\
'''Fin''': ...We're not doing anything.\\
'''Joe''': Yeah, but...if you do, can I come?
19th Aug '14 6:22:39 PM NothingProductive
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* CaptainObvious: Carl's narration of his homemade train movie. Did ''you'' know that smoke goes back when the train goes forward?



* DrivesLikeCrazy: Olivia manages to almost kill Fin twice in one day.
* {{Jerkass}}: Chris.



* ManChild: Joe. Some guy playing with kids asks to buy soda:
--> ''"We're closed. I'll play soccer with you though!" (runs off)''



* UnexpectedInheritance

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* UnexpectedInheritanceSupremeChef: Joe, who apparently knows what a garlic press is.
* TheStoic: Fin.
* UnexpectedInheritance: Harry apparently owned a abandoned train depot in Newfoundland, and bequeathed it to Fin.
19th Aug '14 6:15:33 PM NothingProductive
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* {{Catchphrase}}: Olivia's "Shit!"


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* LoonyFriendsImproveYourPersonality: Oh, yes.
29th May '14 5:14:54 PM ThallianGold
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* DoggedNiceGuy: A rare heterosexual version. Joe is really interested in being Fin's friend, despite Fin being absolutely disinterested.
9th Apr '14 11:19:18 AM babyhenchy1
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The Station Agent is a 2003 comedy-drama starring PeterDinklage, Patricia Clarkson, and Bobby Cannavale. Dinklage plays Finbar McBride, a quiet man who moves into an abandoned train depot which he inherits when his friend and coworker dies. The withdrawn Fin soon finds himself reluctantly enmeshed in the lives of his new neighbors.

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The Station Agent is a 2003 comedy-drama starring PeterDinklage, Creator/PeterDinklage, Patricia Clarkson, and Bobby Cannavale. Dinklage plays Finbar McBride, a quiet man who moves into an abandoned train depot which he inherits when his friend and coworker dies. The withdrawn Fin soon finds himself reluctantly enmeshed in the lives of his new neighbors.
6th Feb '14 1:00:53 AM KentuckyTroper1990
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The film won scriptwriter Thomas McCarthy the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay.

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The film won scriptwriter Thomas McCarthy [=McCarthy=] the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay.
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