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The Cassandra Crossing (1976)

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Passengers on a European train have been exposed to a deadly disease. Nobody will let them off the train so what happens next?

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(as George Pan Cosmatos)

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Haley (as O. J. Simpson)
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Max, the Train Conductor
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Susan
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Dr. Elena Stradner
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Herman Kaplan
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Nicole
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Mackenzie
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Swedish Terrorist
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Mrs. Chadwick
Stefano Patrizi ...
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Storyline

"Outbreak" meets "The Runaway Train" as a motley group of passengers are quarantined on a train destined to prevent the spread of the disease at the cost of their lives. Government intrigue, international smuggling, and the legend of the Cassandra Crossing add to the suspense. Written by <hgwells@magicnet.net>

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At noon on October 25th, the Transcontinental Express left Geneva Station with almost one thousand people aboard. Their destination: Basel, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, and Stockholm. No one arrived. See more »

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Drama | Thriller | Action

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 February 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Cassandra Crossing  »

Box Office

Gross:

SEK 152,111 (Sweden)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Reportedly, the concept for this picture came to director George P. Cosmatos at 5 am in the morning about two-and-a-half years before this film was released. Cosmatos once said: "I immediately rang Robert Katz, an historian and screenwriter with whom I had collaborated on "Massacre in Rome" [Massacre in Rome (1973)] and we began work on the story the following day". See more »

Goofs

When they are attempting to lower things onto the moving train with a helicopter, it conveniently changes from overhead-powered electric to diesel. Immediately afterwards, it changes back. See more »

Quotes

Susan: [Very ill] I don't look too good, hunh?
Herman Kaplan: Ah, liebschoen, even now you make me wish I was fifty again!
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Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Rebel Set (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Still On My Way
Composed and written by Dave Jordan
Published by ATV Music Ltd - London
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Everything but the kitchen sink
21 January 2000 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Wow! Now here's a value for money film. You get an outbreak of plague on a train, heading for a rickety bridge, whose passengers include sundry thieves, arms dealers, terrorists, pretty girls and cute kids. We've got helicopters, shoot-outs, explosions, songs, heroic sacrifices, Martin Sheen as Ava Gardner's kept boyfriend, Lee Strasberg emoting nobly and Burt Lancaster as an Army General who is Not To Be Trusted. George Pan Cosmatos directs at a fair lick, the setpieces are staged with relish, there's some neat bits of dialogue (courtesy of Tom Manciewiez, one suspects) and a spectacular climax. By most definitions, this is a pretty bad, crass, melodramatic, ludicrous film, but it's more fun than many a Good Movie I can think of.


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