Film Comment - 08/01/1988
Los Angeles Times - 09/14/1988
"...Nicolas Roeg is a film maker with unnatural talents, unspeakable gifts. And in TRACK 29, they're on full display....Like BLUE VELVET, it's a piece of modern American hip Gothic..."
Sight and Sound - 04/01/2012
"Fresh from playing Sid Vicious and Joe Orton, Gary Oldman gives the hungriest performance here.....[He's] a vital, unpredictable, exciting presence..."
After a traumatic rape and teenage pregnancy, a woman retreats into an alcoholic haze. The arrival of an unsettling stranger claiming to be her long-lost son triggers a bizarre turn of events.
Offbeat psychological thriller about a woman, who had been raped as a teenager, encountering a young man who claims to be the long lost son she had to give up for adoption years before.
Shot in Wilmington, North Carolina and Texas, in Technicolor; using Dolby noise reduction; aspect ratio 1.85. Began shooting May 7, 1987; completed June 27, 1987. Released theatrically in USA (regionally only) July 12, 1988. Released in London and New York City September 9, 1988. Shown at the Cannes Film Festival May 15, 1988 and the Toronto Festival of Festivals September 8-17, 1988. Released on video March 15, 1989. Rated BBFC 18 by the British Board of Film Censors. Film version: 90 minutes. Chris Dibble did the music recording; Hugh Gordon the model effects photography; Bill Haebler the high speed photography; Mike Valentine the underwater photography. Film extract from the original "Cape Fear" (1962) directed by J. Lee Thompson was shown.