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The Passage (1979)

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During WW 2, a Basque shepherd is approached by the underground, who wants him to lead a scientist and his family across the Pyrenees. While being pursued by a sadistic German.

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The Basque
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Prof. John Bergson
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Capt. Von Berkow
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Ariel Bergson
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Leah Bergson
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Paul Clemens ...
Paul Bergson
Robert Rhys ...
Gypsy Son
Marcel Bozzuffi ...
Perea
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Alain Renoudot
Peter Arne ...
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Neville Jason ...
Lt. Reinke
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Major
Rose Alba ...
Madame Alba
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During WW 2, a Basque shepherd is approached by the underground, who wants him to lead a scientist and his family across the Pyrenees. While being pursued by a sadistic German.

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An ice-swept escape route in front of them. A cold-blooded killer behind them. The only way out is up.

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Action | Drama | War

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26 February 1979 (Turkey)  »

Also Known As:

A Passagem  »

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Actress Uma Thurman said of this movie on 12/10/2003: "When I was young there was one called The Passage (1979). It horrified me. I think Malcolm McDowell chopped off someone's fingers. I never got over it". See more »

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Excellently violent - one to remember - chip chip chop chop
16 March 2004 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

I saw this film years ago and am very disappointed to find that it is not available on VHS or DVD. Strange that any film my Malcolm should be unavailable as so much other dross is.

This film is very violent with some humour attached. Not the most cerebral piece of work but neither is 'The Hills Have Eyes' or 'Nightmere on Elm Street' but they are cult movies.

If this was released again, I am sure it would get an appreciable following for those with 'Bad Taste' and 'Brain Damage' - even Peter Jackson started with over the top violence & humour!

Try and get a copy and see for yourself - don't be put off by these other 'critics'.

Mark


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