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The Cassandra Crossing (1976)

R  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  9 February 1977 (USA)
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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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Cast

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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 Dressler
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Colonel Stephen Mackenzie
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Swedish Terrorist
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Major Stark
Ray Lovelock ...
Tom
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Nanny
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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The Fear Is Spreading See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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Release Date:

9 February 1977 (USA)  »

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Cassandra Crossing  »

Box Office

Gross:

SEK 152,111 (Sweden)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Production on the movie in Switzerland was delayed due to vandalism. The train was grafittied with political slogans on one roof and inside the carriages whilst laying stationery overnight at Delemont Station. The train roof graffiti was only discovered when aerial photography was being conducted from a helicopter. See more »

Goofs

When the train reaches the area where it is going to be 'sealed' it is shown in a very high mountainous region. In fact, a train traveling in the direction that this train is meant to be going would pass through fewer, not more high mountainous areas. 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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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Rebel Set (1992) See more »

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I'm Still On My Way
Composed and written by Dave Jordan
Published by ATV Music Ltd - London
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Fantastic
7 May 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This is a classic thriller from the 70's. Lancaster is superb, i highly recommend it to anyone with a passion of train films. The score is brilliant, especially for the Cassandra crossing shots. The only thing i cant put my finger one is the title sequence at the start, i believe they could have related it better to the plot. I wish they would make films like this today, they just don't compare. If you want another train classic, look for, 'the train' by John frankenhiemer, and the North West Frontier. (1956). The three best train flicks ever made in my opinion. All Great Flicks. And personal Favourites. BTW, stumbled across the DVD in a bargain bin. So there has been one made. Just look hard and you should be able to find one. LOL, $2.99, what a find.


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