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A war vet finds out that a former prostitute had his baby. Doubting it's his, he gives it away, so she reports him. 20 years later, she still wants to find her son. She meets a young man and falls in love, but the vet's prison term ends.
"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
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 »
The number of carriages on the train varies. At some points, there only appear to be five carriages but in the climax, we see at least six or seven plunge into the river, whilst another three (containing most of the stars) are spared. See more »
" They've spent more money on that God dam bridge than it's worth "
It's amazing how Hollywood can so dramatize a real story, making it nearly unrecognizable from the truth. There was a tiny article written in a French newspaper describing the theft of a bio-chemical or a plague-like virus stolen from a Swiss Laboratory in 1970. The item was soon recovered. Not long after this movie " The Cassandra Crossing " appeared in movie theaters. The story? A laboratory theft of a deadly virus, by inept thieves who then escape, boarding a commuter train. Not realizing their infectious condition, they expose everyone on board. When the European authorities take control they appoint a Col. Stephen Mackenzie (Burt Lancaster) to take strict measures to quarantine all the passengers and forbid them to get off the train. The military's plan is to allow the sealed train to make for a dangerous and dilapidated rail crossing where the whole train can be destroyed along with its entire compliment of terrified passengers. Unaware of these lethal procedures and distrusting of the military is passenger/doctor Jonathan Chamberlain (Richard Harris) who having been advised by Dr. Elena Stradner (Ingrid Thulin) who works for the Laboratory, understands the Col's concern, but is suspicious by the cryptic answers he is given. A whole plethora of Hollywood stars emerge to enhance this dramatic triller. Among the more interesting are Martin Sheen, Lionel Stander, Lee Strasberg, Sophia Loren, Ava Gardner and John Phillip Law. Although there is much excitement and dark drama exercised in the film, some of it becomes campy and disingenuous. Nevertheless, the movie has become something of a cult Classic to be enjoyed by all. I would venture it's due to Lancaster's seriousness. ****
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