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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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Nevada Pass  »

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Legendary stuntman Yakima Canutt's final movie credit, marking the end of a 55-year career. His first picture had been The Girl Who Dared (1920). See more »

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At no time was there ever a Fort Humboldt in the State or Territory of Nevada. There was a Fort Humboldt in the present-day city of Eureka, California, but that was on the Pacific Coast, far away from the gold and silver mining activity in the Sierras and from the native range of the Paiute Indians. See more »

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Deputy U.S. Marshal Nathan Pearce: I reckon we come down to it, Deakin.
John Deakin: You have a choice. You could throw that gun down.
Deputy U.S. Marshal Nathan Pearce: I don't think I can do that.
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Appealing Western with a gazillion plot holes & One Amazing Fight Sequence
7 August 2007 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

entertaining but ludicrous western mystery, starring charles bronson at the height of his career, with beautiful outdoor scenery, a familiar cast and an uneven but at times memorable score from jerry goldsmith.

bronson plays an alleged arsonist and murderer who is being escorted to trial by a state marshall, on board a train that's also on a rescue mission to an army camp beset by disease. nothing is what it seems, and there are plot twists galore, several of which make no sense. most ridiculous development sees murder suspect bronson allowed to roam the train at will, as he figures everything out.

but the taciturn star has his roughneck charms, the railway sequences through the wintry, mountainous terrain are lovely, and there's an incredible, lengthy fight atop the rolling train that is eyepoppingly good -- no special effects here -- and escalates to a jaw dropping climax as the train rolls over a high wooden bridge.

nothing special, but an entertaining diversion.


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