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Image and video hosting by TinyPic Cast: Gary Oldman, Christopher Lloyd, Theresa Russell, Sandra Bernhard

Director: Nicolas Roeg

Genre: Drama/Mystery/Suspense

Year: 1988

Rating: R

George Harrisonís Handmade Films presents Track 29, starring Gary Oldman (Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy, Sid and Nancy), Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future, Taxi), and Theresa Russell (Wild Things). Distraught and dreamy Linda Henry (Russell) is unhappy with her sexless, childless marriage to surgeon Henry Henry (Lloyd). Desperate for a diversion, she is captivated when Martin (Oldman) suddenly drops in on Linda claiming to be the child she gave up for adoption after a teenage pregnancy. They spend time together trying to find a bond, but strange behaviors and bizarre events indicate that things arenít as they seem. Is Martin really the son she gave up for adoption at birth or just figment of her imagination?

"Track 29" is a little film from 1988 that gained a cult following as the years went by. The film has been called many things from off-beat to twisted and they both do fit but the only way to really appreciate the film and it's magnificent performances is to see it for yourself.

The film is a drama about a lonely, beautiful house-wife who is slowly going mad, she believes the baby son she was forced to give up as a teenager has now come back to her. Oldman plays the boy, and he gives one of his finest performances of his career even after all those years. The story itself can be a bit confusing, this is not really a film for mainstream audiences. It's more a thinking man's film but it's well worth the journey for the incredible writing and amazing performances.

Besides Oldman the film also gets wonderful performances from Christopher Lloyd, Theresa Russell and Sandra Bernhard. Thanks to Image Entertainment "Track 29" is now available for the first time on DVD in the U.S., the print may not be mint but I suppose it's the best one available.

If you have seen the film before you already know how brilliant it is but if you haven't then you're in for a real treat here. There's no better time to own this classic, you can order the DVD HERE.

Released by Image Entertainment

***** Out Of *****