A reader of these pages, the utterly unrelenting Chris Dunn has noted that the movie, Throw Momma From the Train was left off the listed of wonderful train movies I posted yesterday, in honor of National Train Day today.
He makes a valid, and repetitive point. I had thought of including it, but in the end left it off because the main thing the film has to do with trains is the title. The story is really about something else than trains -- a lot else other than trains. The train sequence only comes in at the very end.
Still, it could have been included. And maybe some day it will get upgraded. But for now, the executive board has left it off.
However, good Mr. Dunn made the additional, and equally valid point, that today is also Mothers Day. And with it being both Mothers Day and National Train Day, a movie called Throw Momma From the Train deserves to be on the list.
In fact, I believe it deserves its own list.
And so, if you're looking for an appropriate and wonderful movie to rent on a day that is both Mothers Day and National Train Day, here is the list --
Throw Momma From the Train
A doff of the cap to Chris Dunn. A fine fellow who lives by the late coach, Jim Valvano's admonition -- "Don't give up. Don't ever give up."
I think Mr. Valvano meant it for some noble purposes higher than a list of movies, but still the advice holds.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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