Drawing inspiration from Jack Londons adventures travelling with hobos aboard trains throughout the U.S. this gritty Depression-era drama features outstanding performances from Lee Marvin Keith Carradine and Ernest Borgnine. Shack (Borgnine) is a cruel railroad agent who makes it his personal mission to rid the world of hobos out for a free ride. Legendary tough-guy hobo A-1 (Marvin) vows to ride Shacks train to its destination and survive which would earn him the title of Emperor of the North Pole. A humorous game of cat-and-mouse ensues complicated by the pesky presence of the dim-witted Cigaret (Carradine) who is determined to prove himself but instead just gets in the way.
Release Date: 03 September 2007
Certificate: 15 - Suitable for Persons Aged 15 or Over
Production Year: 1973
Main Language: English