"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
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 »
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 »
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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