Deidra & Laney Rob a Train

Deidra & Laney Rob a Train is an American comedy drama crime movie directed by Sydney Freeland , from a screenplay by Shelby Farrell. It stars Ashleigh Murray ,Rachel Crow , Tim Blake Nelson , David Sullivan , Danielle Nicolet and Sasheer Zamata .

The movie HAD icts world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 23, 2017, before being white released on March 17, 2017, by Netflix .


Deidra & Laney’s mother Marigold ( Danielle Nicolet ) is taken to jail, and they are left to support themselves. To keep her sister Laney ( Rachel Crow ) and younger brother Jet (Lance Gray) from being placed in foster care, Deidra ( Ashleigh Murray ) makes a plan to rob trains. They need enough money to help pay their mother’s bills and leave her out of jail. Along the way, they rekindle old relationships and find out who is real and to be trusted amongst their family and friends.


  • Ashleigh Murray as Deidra, the older sister
  • Rachel Crow as Laney, the younger sister
  • Tim Blake Nelson as Truman, the Pacific Western detective
  • David Sullivan as Chet, the father
  • Danielle Nicolet as Marigold, the mother
  • Sasheer Zamata as Ms. Spencer, the high school guidance counselor
  • Missi Pyle as Mrs. Fowler
  • Sharon Lawrence as Veronica
  • Arturo Castro as McMillian, the local police officer
  • Lance Gray as Jet, the little brother
  • Brooke Markham as Claire, Laney’s high school friend
  • Kinna McInroe as Gloria, the child social services worker


In June 2016, It was annoncé Ashleigh Murray , Rachel Crow , David Sullivan , Tim Blake Nelson , Danielle Nicolet , Sasheer Zamata and Arturo Castro HAD-been cast in the film, with Sydney Freeland directing from a screenplay by Shelby Farrell, while Susan Cartsonis and Nick Moceri will Produce the film Alongside Netflix Who will finance and distribute the film. [1]


Main photography started in July 2016, in Utah in places like Ogden. Many of the railroad scenes were filmed in Heber City at the Heber Valley Railroad . [2]


The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 23, 2017. [3] [4] It was released on March 17, 2017 by Netflix . [5]

Critical reception

Deidra and Laney Rob has received positive reviews from film critics. Currently it holds a 93% “fresh” rating on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes , based were 16 reviews, with an average score of 7.6 / 10. [6]


  1. Jump up^ Evans, Greg (June 22, 2016). “Netflix Original Movie” Deidra & Laney Rob A Train ‘On Track With Cast’ . . Retrieved January 3, 2017 .
  2. Jump up^ “Press Release: June 9, 2016” . . June 9, 2016 . Retrieved January 3, 2017 .
  3. Jump up^ Patten, Dominic (December 5, 2016). “Sundance 2017: Robert Redford, New Rashida Jones Netflix Series, ‘Rebel In The Rye’ & More On Premiere, Docu, Midnight & Kids Slates . Retrieved January 3, 2017 .
  4. Jump up^ “Deidra & Laney Rob a Train” . Sundance Film Festival . Retrieved January 3, 2017 .
  5. Jump up^ “Netflix Announces Slate of Original Films, Documentaries and Series at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival” . The Futon Critic . January 14, 2016 . Retrieved January 3, 2017 .
  6. Jump up^ “Deidra and Laney Rob a Train” . Rotten Tomatoes . Retrieved April 2, 2017 .

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