Alec Baldwin plays a magical train conductor who must save
a few friendly trains from a bullying train, as well as help Peter Fonda (a sorrowful
hermit engineer) find the special coal needed to run his special choo-choo. Based on the
children's television series Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends. Also with Mara Wilson,
Didi Conn, Russell Means, Michael Rodgers, Cody McMains and the voice of John Bellis. [1:25]
SEX/NUDITY 0 - None.
VIOLENCE/GORE 2 - There's no gore whatsoever, and what little violence
exists is often played for laughs. A train chases a man, catches him and tries to drop him
off a bridge into a river (the man dangles above the water for a little while); also, a
man is tossed from a windmill and soars through the air, a train tosses a man in the air
and onto another train, a train throws a man several yards and he falls to the ground, a
train knocks a man onto a bed, a man bumps another with his shoulder and knocks him down,
and a man accidentally trips and falls (no one is ever injured). Several times, one mean
train with a scary saw-toothed steel bucket threatens to destroy another weaker train; in
one scene the mean train hits the weaker train with its saw-toothed bucket. A train falls
off a mountainside and goes down the mountain out of control, disappearing into the
ground; also, a train falls off a bridge and lands on a barge going down the river. Twice,
a train tears down a building, causing debris to fall on a couple of trains inside. A girl
hears scary noises in the night.
PROFANITY 1 - A few minor instances of name-calling. [profanity glossary]
DISCUSSION TOPICS - Believing in magic, train yards, revenge, remorse,
MESSAGE - Have faith in the magical stuff of life and believe that such
magic can happen to you.