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Odyssey of the Pacific (1982)

The Emperor of Peru (original title)
Not Rated | | Adventure | 10 December 1982 (Canada)
In this inspiring fantasy film, three children befriend a young Cambodian boy who dreams of returning home. When the children meet an eccentric railroad engineer (Mickey Rooney) with an ... See full summary »

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Fernando Arrabal
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mickey Rooney ... The Railway Engineer
Anick Anick ... Liz
Jonathan Starr Jonathan Starr ... Toby
Ky Huot Uk Ky Huot Uk ... Hoang
Monique Mercure ... Aunt Elsa
Jean-Louis Roux ... Uncle Alex
Guy Hoffmann ... Mayor (as Guy Hoffman)
Valda Dalton Valda Dalton ... Flora
Jean-Pierre Saulnier ... Fireman
Marie-Josée Morin Marie-Josée Morin ... Immigration Officer
Maurice Podbrey Maurice Podbrey ... Policeman
Vlasta Vrana ... Policeman
John Stanzel John Stanzel ... Jonathan
Michel Barrette ... Polly
Michel Bartolini Michel Bartolini ... Phil
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In this inspiring fantasy film, three children befriend a young Cambodian boy who dreams of returning home. When the children meet an eccentric railroad engineer (Mickey Rooney) with an abandoned steam locomotive, they hatch a plan to restore the train and embark on a wondrous journey to return the young boy to his family.

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Adventure

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Country:

France | Canada

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

10 December 1982 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Treasure Train See more »

Filming Locations:

Montreal, Canada

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Budget:

CAD3,500,000 (estimated)
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Color
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An interesting fantasy.
17 September 1999 | by Hup234!See all my reviews

This is a surreal little film about several children who befriend a potty old retired railroad engineer and end up actually breathing new life into an abandoned, rusting Pacific steam locomotive. The cast is excellent, though Mickey Rooney appears to be ad-libbing his lines. The final scenes are exhilarating and will stay with you, and that's a good thing. Recommended for all.


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