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Breakheart Pass (1975)

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Train with medical supplies and small U.S. Army unit is heading through Rocky mountains towards plagued Fort Humboldt. Among its passengers are territory governor, priest, doctor and U.S. ... See full summary »

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Train with medical supplies and small U.S. Army unit is heading through Rocky mountains towards plagued Fort Humboldt. Among its passengers are territory governor, priest, doctor and U.S. Marshal with his prisoner, John Deakin. However, nothing on that train is what it seems. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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At one point in the film, Nathan Pierce refers to Major Claremont as Colonel, to which Claremont replies "Major." In Alistair MacLean's original novel, Claremont's rank is Colonel. See more »

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When the train is seen from a distance smoke from the steam engine covers the roofs of the train cars. When Deakin is fighting on top of the train, there is no smoke at all. See more »

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Deputy U.S. Marshal Nathan Pearce: There's more ways to pacify Indians than shootin' holes in them!
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Thinking that I was going to see a Western helped ...
23 June 2005 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

... to add to the mystery. The film starts slow without boring the customer. We are introduced to some of the characters who will enter a military support train from Arizona(?) to Fort Humboldt, California. The train will pass only wild mountain landscape so that there is no leave. Mysterious things start to happen and we don't know what's behind, a situation roughly comparable to A LADY VANISHES from Hitchcock. So it's more a Thriller and Murder Mystery located in the Old West than a real Western. Bronson does a good job and handles the increasing action well, the other actors give some good but not great performances. The film would be better and more credible with some less mystery events and particularly less carcasses on the train. Why not dump them in the wilderness!? It must have smelled. But overall good and well shot entertainment.

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