American Experience: The Race Underground is available in: English [Original] on Netflix Germany

The Race Underground

In the late 19th century, as America's teeming cities grew increasingly congested, the time had come to replace the nostalgic horse-drawn trolleys with a faster, cleaner, safer, and more efficient form of transportation. Based in part on Doug Most's acclaimed non-fiction book of the same name, The Race Underground tells the dramatic story of an invention that changed the lives of millions.

In late-1800s Boston, a vision for the first subway in the U.S. overcomes opposition and technical setbacks, setting a bold precedent for other cities.


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The Race Underground (2017)
Rating: 7.1/10 (19 votes)
Director: Michael Rossi
Writer: Doug Most (original book) Michael Rossi
Stars: Michael Murphy
Runtime: 52 min
Rated: N/A
Genre: Documentary Biography History
Released: 31 Jan 2017
Plot: Engineers overcome challenges to construct America's first subway system in Boston.