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The Station Agent is a 2003 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Thomas McCarthy. McCarthy's script about a man who seeks solitude in an abandoned train station in the Newfoundland section of Rockaway Township, New Jersey won him the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay.
Video by Terrell Neuage for ournews.mobi Newfoundland is the name of an unincorporated area in West Milford, New Jersey. It is located along the New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway tracks and Route 23. It is the mailing address of Green Pond, a private lake that is in Rockaway Township. The Station Agent is a 2003 American independent film about a dwarf who moves to live in an abandoned train station in rural Newfoundland, New Jersey to live a life of solitude. It was written and directed by Thomas McCarthy. Plot Finbar "Fin" McBride (Peter Dinklage) is a handsome 30-ish single guy with achondroplasic dwarfism.The beginning of the movie demonstrates the reason why Fin is so withdrawn, as the people around him treat him poorly, and he consequently feels increasingly ostracized. He becomes bitter and withdrawn. He works at a model train hobby shop owned by a similarly silent friend Henry (Paul Benjamin). Henry dies unexpectedly and his will leaves Fin a bit of property with a disused railroad station agent's home on it. Fin sets off to find the place by walking down the railroad tracks, as he can't drive. He moves into the old building hoping for a life of solitude from the cruelties of APs (Average size People). He's a trainspotter. He finds himself reluctantly becoming enmeshed in the lives of his neighbors, especially Olivia (Patricia Clarkson), a forty-year-old artist who has troubles with her broken marriage and is coping with the death of her young son, and ...
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