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The Cassandra Crossing (1976)

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

Director:

(as George Pan Cosmatos)

Writers:

(story), (story) (as George Pan Cosmatos) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

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Haley (as O. J. Simpson)
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Swedish Terrorist
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Tom
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Nanny
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Terrorist
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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 »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 February 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cassandra Crossing  »

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(Technicolor) (as Technicolor®)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This movie, according to the May 14, 1975 edition of the Daily Variety, was initially intended to be the first film in an eight-picture deal between the Iranian Government and Italian Producer Carlo Ponti, where an octet of flicks would all be partially filmed in Iran, but this film production initiative did not eventuate. See more »

Goofs

If the bridge hadn't been used for such a long time, the tracks would have been rusty. However, in at least one shot we see that their upper surfaces are shiny, indicating that trains quite often run on them. See more »

Quotes

Nicole Dressler: Oh, what is it all about?
Dr. Jonathan Chamberlain: I'd say a slight case of, uh...food poisoning.
Nicole Dressler: I think either you're a lousy doctor or a lousy liar.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: INTERNATIONAL HEALTH ORGANIZATION Geneva 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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The Cassandra Crossing
24 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

An infected terrorist escapes from a Geneva chemical institute and carries a deadly plague to a European express train.

Coolly devised, fashionable, rather silly, but undeniably entertaining and spectacular disaster thriller with an abundance of topical pulp elements, handsome production, superficial writing, a curious lack of cinematic invention, and nothing much for its star cast to do. Watching it now, one can observe many components clearly influencing today's filmmakers.


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