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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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(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 Dressler
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Colonel Stephen Mackenzie
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Swedish Terrorist
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Major Stark
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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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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

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R | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 February 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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 the two sections of the train are separated the brakes in both sections would be applied automatically stopping both sections of the train presumably stopping both before reaching the bridge. See more »

Quotes

Col. Stephen Mackenzie: Good God woman! Do you think I would personally send a thousand people to their deaths?
Dr. Elena Stradner: No. But I think you'd simply let them be killed. And that's almost worse.
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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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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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