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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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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Whenever we see the train from the outside it's moving rather slowly, but whenever we look out the windows from the inside it looks as if it's doing over 50mph. See more »

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John Deakin: Dr. Molineaux is dead, two of the Major's best officers are missing, and we can't get through to Myrtle... Nobody heard anything, nobody saw anything, and nobody knows anything. It can only get better.
Gov. Richard Fairchild: Well, maybe they were accidents after all. And we just might have seen the end of it.
[5 seconds later, another fatal 'accident' occurs]
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Finally, someone read the book BEFORE making the movie!
25 March 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Alistair MacLean has always been one of my favorite authors, dating back to my high-school days in the mid-'60s. He has written many outstanding books, and many films have been made from them. Too many times, however, the title is the only thing that remains the same.

Not in this case, however. Either MacLean himself was involved with this film, or the director actually read the book first before starting, as this film is faithful to the book. A rarity indeed.


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