The Station Agent


1h 28m 2003

Brief Synopsis

Finbar McBride, a handsome dwarf, just wants to be left alone. When Fin's train-store boss dies and leaves him an abandoned depot in rural New Jersey, he hopes solitude will at last be his. He arrives in town a man who does not want to be bothered. But his life unwittingly intersects with the tracks

Film Details

Also Known As
Station Agent, chef de gare
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Drama
Release Date
2003
Production Company
Axium International; Cinetic Media; Courier Car Rental, Inc.; D R Reiff & Associates; Jfa, Inc.; Next Wednesday Productions; Post 391; Ross Miller; Rudolph & Beer (R&B Fm); Senart Films; Sloss Eckhouse Lawco Llp; Technicolor; U.K. Film Council
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX; 1 More Film; 20th Century Fox International; Alta Films; CinTart; Diaphana Distribution; Diaphana Films; MIRAMAX; Miramax Home Entertainment; Miramax International; Monopole Pathe Films Ag; Polyfilm Verleih Gmbh; Prokino Filmverleih Gmbh; Scanbox Entertainment; Ster-Kinekor; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
Location
Queens, New York, USA; Hobokon, New Jersey, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 28m

Synopsis

Finbar McBride, a handsome dwarf, just wants to be left alone. When Fin's train-store boss dies and leaves him an abandoned depot in rural New Jersey, he hopes solitude will at last be his. He arrives in town a man who does not want to be bothered. But his life unwittingly intersects with the tracks of two others: a grieving painter who nearly runs Fin over and a loney, motor-mouthed hot dog vendor always hungry for conversation. In spite of himself, Fin becomes swept up in their lives, and even in a romance with the town's sexually provocative librarian--as he reinvents himself as the catalytic center of a community.

Crew

Thomas Antoszczyk

First Assistant Camera

Beth Avery

Location Manager

Kerry Barden

Casting

Claudine Blain

Negative Cutter

Oliver Bokelberg

Director Of Photography

Kevin C Bowe

Boom Operator

Elizabeth Bradley

Key Set Production Assistant

Hugo Bravo

Scenic Artist

Richie Bravo

Scenic Artist

Paul Brennan

Legal Counsel (Sloss Law Office)

Shaka Brookes

Additional Electrician

Shaka Brookes

Additional Grip

Emerson E Bruns

Legal Counsel (Rudolph & Beers Llp)

Ed Burleson

Song Performer ("Dream World")

Ed Burleson

Song ("Dream World")

Damian Canelos

Production Sound Mixer

Jean Chen

Swing Gang

Chris Clarke

Additional Grip

Chris Clarke

Additional Electrician

Len X Clayton

Art Director

Richard Cohan

Associate Producer

Bill Corcoran

Other

Greg Davison

Song ("I Ruined Your Life")

David Dawkins

On-Line Editor (Radical Avid)

James Debbs

Production Coordinator

Walter Deforest

Set Production Assistant

Neil Driscoll

Unit Manager

Jeanne Dupont

Costume Designer

Jeff Dutemple

Additional First Assistant Camera

Emerson E. Bruns

Legal Counsel

Jackie Eckhouse

Legal Counsel (Sloss Law Office)

Tom Efinger

Rerecording Mixer

Tom Efinger

Sound Supervisor

Dana Elder

Hair Stylist

Dana Elder

Makeup Artist

John Elmanahi

Scenic Artist

Barry Ferguson

Carpenter

John B Finn

Production Accountant (Jfa Inc)

Joshua Fischer

Location Assistant

Christina Fontana

Second Second Assistant Director

Sean French

Assistant Engineer

John Furr

Song ("Subclassic")

Luis Furtado

Color (Covitec)

Jessalyn Gilsig

Original Artwork

Jonathan Gray

Legal Counsel (Spinak And Gray)

Jill Graziano

Additional Stills

Bob Hackl

Music Arranger ("Aura Lee")

Pete Hayes

Production Accountant (Jfa Inc)

Britten Leigh Heft

Set Production Assistant

Billy Hopkins

Casting

Danielle Howle

Song Performer ("Subclassic")

Danielle Howle

Song ("Subclassic")

Paul Hsu

Sound Design

Paul Hsu

Music Editor

Paul Hsu

Music Editor

Joseph Hyun

Assistant Sound Editor

Lovisa Inserra

Art Production Assistant

Mike A Jackson

Additional Grip

Mike A Jackson

Additional Electrician

Christian Jara

Best Boy Electric

Jennifer Johnson

Additional Key Grip

Terry H Jones

Accountant (Jones Konhanski & Co Llp)

Sonya Jurgens

Wardrobe Assistant

Todd Kancar

Scenic Artist

Daniel Keane

Key Grip

Chae Kihn

Still Photographer

Jenny Kranson

Assistant (To Robert May)

Snezhana Kushnir

Production Coordinator

Michelle Kuznetsky

Music Supervisor

Chris Lagdamen

Set Production Assistant

Julia Lallas

Additional Hair Stylist

Dave Lasala

Assistant Engineer

Matthew Longwell

Location Scout

Dustin Lucien

Additional Set Production Assistant

Jean-paul Mageren

Color (Covitec)

Ray Mara

Catering (Renaissance Catering)

Robert May

Producer

Tom Mcardle

Editor

Tom Mccarthy

Screenwriter

Paul Mccluskey

Best Boy Grip

Larry Medico

Additional Intern

Ross Miller

Production Insurance (Dr Reiff And Associates)

Ramon Morales Mendoza

Set Intern

Andy T Motz

Additional Electrician

Andy T Motz

Additional Grip

Adam Mutchler

Assistant Location Manager

Erin Ohanneson

Set Decorator

Erin Ohanneson

Props

Matt Olyphant

Lyrics ("Silver Electric")

John Paino

Production Designer

Jay Peck

Foley Artist

Joaquin Perez

Assistant Editor

Philip Peschlow

Second Assistant Camera

Jim Quigley

Additional Grip

Jim Quigley

Additional Electrician

Cristina Ramiro

Set Intern

Mary Ramos

Music Supervisor

Liz Romano

Additional Wardrobe Assistant

Juan Sanchez

Set Intern

Lisa Schenone

Wardrobe Assistant

Aaron Schneider

Carpenter

Valerie Seibenberg

Art Production Assistant

Fred Shafer

Song ("Beautiful End")

Cori Fromkin Ship

Script Supervisor

Jonathan Sims

Additional Best Boy Grip

Mary Jane Skalski

Producer

John Sloss

Legal Counsel (Sloss Law Office)

Alan Baird Smith

Gaffer

Steve F.b. Smith

Dolby Sound Consultant

Suzanne Smith

Casting

Dustin Smither

Camera Loader

Robert Spinak

Legal Counsel (Spinak And Gray)

Ken Stange

Music Arranger ("Aura Lee")

Len Stefaniak

Carpenter

Craig Striano

Additional Electrician

Craig Striano

Additional Grip

Alice Stuart

Song Performer ("I Ruined Your Life")

Alice Stuart

Song ("I Ruined Your Life")

Stefan Szymanski

Carpenter

Stephen Trask

Original Music

Stephen Trask

Score Recording

Jared Trimble

Second Assistant Director

Kathryn Tucker

Producer

Vilka Tzouras-bosmajian

Assistant (To Mary Jane Skalski)

Hanna Varady

Art Department Coordinator

Bruce Wojick

Song ("Beautiful End")

Vladimir Zabransky

Color Timer

Josh Zeman

Co-Producer

Joshua Zeman

Coproducer

Paul Zucker

Assistant Editor

Film Details

Also Known As
Station Agent, chef de gare
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Drama
Release Date
2003
Production Company
Axium International; Cinetic Media; Courier Car Rental, Inc.; D R Reiff & Associates; Jfa, Inc.; Next Wednesday Productions; Post 391; Ross Miller; Rudolph & Beer (R&B Fm); Senart Films; Sloss Eckhouse Lawco Llp; Technicolor; U.K. Film Council
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX; 1 More Film; 20th Century Fox International; Alta Films; CinTart; Diaphana Distribution; Diaphana Films; MIRAMAX; Miramax Home Entertainment; Miramax International; Monopole Pathe Films Ag; Polyfilm Verleih Gmbh; Prokino Filmverleih Gmbh; Scanbox Entertainment; Ster-Kinekor; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
Location
Queens, New York, USA; Hobokon, New Jersey, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 28m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Nominated for the 2003 award for Best Original Screenplay by the Writer's Guild of America (WGA).

Winner of the 2003 award for Best Supporting Actress (Patricia Clarkson) by the National Board of Review.

Winner of the 2003 award for Best Supporting Actress (Patricia Clarkson) from the Boston Society of Film Critics.

Winner of the 2003 award for Best Supporting Actress (Patricia Clarkson) from the National Society of Film Critics (NSFC).

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Feature Film (Dramatic Competition), the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award (Tom McCarthy) and a Special Jury Prize for Oustanding Performance (Patricia Clarkson) at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival.

Released in United States Fall October 3, 2003

Released in United States on Video June 15, 2004

Released in United States January 2003

Released in United States September 2003

Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival September 18-27, 2003.

Feature directorial debut for Tom McCarthy.

Miramax Films acquired rights to all English-speaking territories and Italian distribution rights for a reported $1.5 million and a substantial backend at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival.

Kodak Film

Fuji Film

Released in United States Fall October 3, 2003

Released in United States on Video June 15, 2004

Released in United States January 2003 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (dramatic competition) January 16-26, 2003.)

Released in United States September 2003 (Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival September 18-27, 2003.)

Nominated for three 2004 Screen Actor's Guild (SAG) awards, including Best Actress (Patricia Clarkson), Best Actor (Peter Dinklage), and Best Ensemble Cast.