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Breakheart Pass (1975)

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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Trivia

The Breakheart Pass is a location in Nevada's Rocky Mountains through which trains must pass. See more »

Goofs

When Gov. Richard Fairchild gets on the Indian pony during the train battle, he starts to put his foot in the stirrup of the saddle that is hidden beneath the Indian blanket just before the camera cuts away. See more »

Quotes

John Deakin: [Speaking to Marica] When a man is a killer, arsonist, a cheat and a coward, it's hardly surprising if he turns out to be a liar as well.
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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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