"Off the Rails" is 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, Darius found sanctuary from school bullies in the subway. Befriended by transit workers, who taught him to drive trains, Darius drove a packed train 8 stops by himself at age 15, 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. Although Darius has never damaged any property or hurt anyone, 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.
Charles Bilal, Courtney Brown, Sally Butler, Jervis Cameron, Michael John Carley, Shaun Clarke, Evan Croft, Rey Cusicanqui, Shapour Daneshmand, Jude Domski, Sherry Dooley, Drew Ebanks, Wanda Forden, Michael Stuart Garfinkle, Stephanie Greene, Romel Harripersaud, Hunter Hibbard, Howard Irving, Jonathan Irving, Raymond Kingu