Tracks

United States, 1976

Film
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Sergeant Jack Falen (Dennis Hopper), an American soldier returning from Vietnam, is accompanying the coffined corpse of his best friend on a train ride across America. Arriving at the train he starts to make the acquaintance of some of the passengers, getting to know their personal habits and obsessions. Among the passengers is a young college student, Stephanie, to whom Falen is attracted. Gradually a series of strange occurrences unfold as Falen’s post-war nightmares surface. “Tracks” was one of the first films to deal with American conscience concerning Vietnam and is a film which constantly breaks societal perception of limitation in mind, body and spirit.

Credits

director

Henry Jaglom

co-producer

Ted Shapiro

Irving Cohen

Howard Zukor

Language

English

Duration

01:30:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

36014

Subject categories

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Veterans

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Vietnam War, 1961-1975

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Nightmares

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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