When a senior Russian official, Gen. Marenkov, decides to defect to the west, CIA agent Harry Wargrave is sent to lead the team to get him out. Malenkov reveals that the Russians are trying to develop biological weapons. Wargrave decides that Malenkov should travel across Europe by train, on the "Atlantic Express", in an attempt to try and lure the Russians into attacking the train so that they can discover who the Russian secret agents in Europe are. During the journey they must survive terrorist attack and an avalanche, all planned by Russian spy-catcher Nikolai Bunin. Written by
The Fast Track For All-Star Adventure.
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and Director/Producer Mark Robson
both passed away during the post-production of this film. Both suffered heart attacks within one week of the other. See more
During the avalanche scene, the train driver is seen attempting to accelerate the train out danger. However the speedometer is reading zero. See more