R | | Crime, Drama, Romance
During the Great Depression, a union leader and a young woman become criminals to exact revenge on the management of a railroad.
Barbara Hershey later called the film "a lot of fun even though it's terribly crippled by Roger Corman and the violence and sex. But between the actors and Martin Scorsese the director, we had a lot of fun. We really had characters down but one tends to not see all that, because you end up seeing all the blood and sex."
"All other escapees, have been returned to custody, except for a negro." That's probably you, Von.
Rake is shot out the rear of the railroad president's private car, but Bertha watches it from the front of the locomotive, which should be out of sight of the car.
Opening Statement: The following events are adapted from the true experiences of Boxcar Bertha Thompson, as related in the book "Sister of the Road"