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Off the Rails (2016)

Off the Rails
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $34,249Details
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The true story of Darius McCollum, a man with Asperger’s syndrome whose overwhelming love of transit has landed him in jail 32 times for impersonating New York City bus drivers and subway conductors and driving their routes. As a boy in Queens, NY, Darius found sanctuary from school bullies in the subway. There he befriended transit workers who taught him to drive trains. By age 8, he memorized the entire subway system. At 15, he drove a packed train 8 stops by himself, making all the stops and announcements. Over the next three decades, Darius commandeered hundreds of trains and buses, staying en route and on schedule, without ever getting paid. He attended transit worker union meetings, lobbying for better pay and working conditions for a union he didn’t belong to. Although Darius has never damaged any property or hurt anyone in his decades of service, he has spent 23 years in maximum security prison. Darius’ recidivism embodies the criminal justice system’s failure to channel the passions of a harmless, mentally challenged man into a productive career and purposeful life.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 12,601-12,700) 12,665 $34,249
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 17,301-17,400) 17,386 $34,249

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 4th, 2016 (Oscar Qualifying Run) by The Film Collaborative
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 89 minutes
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Keywords: Trains, Autism, Career Criminal, New York City, Prison
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Gemini Pictures, Zipper Brothers
Production Countries: Canada,
United States

Documentary Subject(s)

Darius McCollum    Himself


Charles Bilal    Himself
Courtney Brown    Himself
Sally Butler    Herself
Jervis Cameron    Himself
Michael John Carley    Himself

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Production and Technical Credits

Glen Zipper    Producer
Adam Irving    Producer
Adam Irving    Director of Photography
Adam Irving    Editor
Tchavdar Georgiev    Editor
Duncan Thum    Composer
Steve Gurnes    Composer

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/11/18 59 $8,795   1 $8,795   $8,795 3

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/11/18 63 $13,572   1 $13,572   $13,572 3
2016/11/25 67 $8,636 -36% 2 $4,318   $22,208 4
2016/12/16 58 $9,408   3 $3,136   $31,616 7
2016/12/23 72 $1,728 -82% 1 $1,728   $33,344 8
2016/12/30 65 $905 -48% 1 $905   $34,249 9

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