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Austin Train

Austin Train is a scientist who is one of the first to sound alarms about the potential consequences of increased pollution, and the use of antibiotics and pesticides. After he becomes wanted by the government he goes into hiding, working anonymously as a shopping-mall Santa Claus and as a garbage collector. In his absence, people around the country take up his concerns and begin to stage protests against polluting industries and increased environmental damage. These protesters call themselves "Trainites" after Train, although he himself has nothing to do with their organization or activities.

When things begin to worsen and violent protests spread, Austin Train is blamed by the U.S. government, although many people around the country adopt his name and claim to be him. Eventually, Train decides the time has come for him to emerge from hiding and he arranges to go on a national television...

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