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Avalanche Express (1979)

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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... See full summary »

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Wargrave
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Marenkov
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Elsa Lang
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Bunin
Joe Namath ...
Leroy
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Scholten (as Horst Bucholz)
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Haller
Claudio Cassinelli ...
Molinari
Kristina Nel ...
Helga Mann
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Geiger
Günter Meisner ...
Muehler (as Günter Meissner)
Sylva Langova ...
Olga (as Sylvia Langova)
Cyril Shaps ...
Sedov
Vladek Sheybal ...
Zannbin (as Vladets Shebal)
Arthur Brauss ...
Neckerman
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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 Matt <matt@measham.force9.net>

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The Fast Track For All-Star Adventure.

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19 October 1979 (USA)  »

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The film casts two actors from another famous espionage train movie, From Russia with Love (1963). These were actors Robert Shaw and Vladek Sheybal. The movie was made and released about sixteen years after From Russia with Love (1963). See more »

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During the avalanche scene, the train driver is seen attempting to accelerate the train out danger. However the speedometer is reading zero. See more »

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Dreadful espionage thriller.
17 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

From the hilariously overdubbed Russian dialogue (in the very first scene to boot; what a great way to start your movie!) to the badly miscast actors (Maximilian Schell as a top Russian official???) and from the unexciting action scenes (full of inept bad guys who can't shoot straight) to the trite "May-December" romance between Lee Marvin and Linda Evans, "Avalanche Express" demonstrates how easy it is to screw everything up in this genre. In its defense, it's not as awful as, say, "The Kremlin Letter"; there is also some good on-location shooting in Europe. Despite the title, the "avalanche" part of the movie doesn't take up more than five minutes. (*)


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