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Breakheart Pass (1975)

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John Deakin is being transported, as a prisoner, on a train with supplies and medicine to Fort Humboldt, Nevada.

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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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Death rode the express to Breakheart Pass. See more »

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Mystery | Western

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25 December 1975 (Finland)  »

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Due to certain plot parallels with both Agatha Christie's "Ten Little Indians" and "Murder On The Orient Express", one critic suggested that the movie should have been called "Ten Little Indians On The Orient Express In The West". See more »

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When Claremont and Pearce argue about investigating the deaths further, Pearce lights a cigarette that disappears from his mouth between shots. See more »

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Frank O'Brien: What the hell are they shooting?
Deputy U.S. Marshal Nathan Pearce: When you tell an Indian things will be a certain way and then they're not, he's inclined to think maybe you crossed him.
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Referenced in Call Me Angel, Sir (1976) See more »

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good, solid western
28 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The movie is a little too long, the plot isn't the greatest, and it "drags" here and there, but all the actors are excellent - Richard Crenna and Ben Johnson in particular. Charles Bronson does what he does best - be Charles Bronson. It has good stunts, and plenty of action - what you expect from a Western. To me the main item of interest is that Yakima Canutt, the first great movie stuntman, and later a great stunt coordinator, was the 2nd unit director. It was his last movie. He died the next year - 1976. He started in silent movies, worked with John Wayne on many occasions, and staged the chariot race in the nine-Oscar winning "Ben Hur." It's fitting that his last movie was a Western.


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