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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This movie was made and released about three years afters its source novel of the same name by Colin Forbes
was first published in 1976. To date (April 2012), this is the only ever screen adaptation of a Forbes story. 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