Based on a spellbinding true story, Boxcar Bertha is a "beautifully directed" (The New York Times) tale of railroad renegades and runaway romance. Bristling with searing energy and the raw, "sensual" (Motion Picture Herald) performances of Barbara Hershey and David Carradine, the film delivers a "humor and warmth" (Cue) that's right on track! Free-spirited Bertha (Hershey) is a small-time crook with a "love 'em and leave 'em" philosophy until she falls hard for union man and Robin-Hood-of-the-rails Big Bill Shelly (Carradine). Stealing from the rich and giving to the workers, Bertha and Bill soon become the most notorious train robbers in the South. But as their crimes grow more brazen, the law grows more ruthless, and the duo discovers too late that their lifetime of larceny may have bought them a one-way ticket to a deadly destination!
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