Train with medical supplies and small U.S. Army unit is heading through Rocky mountains towards plagued Fort Humboldt. Among its passengers are territory governor, priest, doctor and U.S. Marshal with his prisoner, John Deakin. However, nothing on that train is what it seems.Written by
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Actor Roy Jenson's name is misspelled as Roy Jensen in the end credits. See more »
When Marica notices that the rear cars have detached, she sees a modern AAR coupler (itself an anachronism), with the knuckle opened normally. It is not possible to open a coupler when the train is pulling upgrade. A later shot shows the knuckle broken off. This cannot be done intentionally, and if it were unintentional, the air brake connections would not have been closed, so the brakes would immediately set. See more »
The UK cinema version was cut for an 'A' certificate with the removal of a bloody head shooting and a shot of Claremont slashing Fairchild with a sword. Video releases featured the same cut print though DVD versions are fully uncut. See more »
Finally, someone read the book BEFORE making the movie!
Alistair MacLean has always been one of my favorite authors, dating back to my high-school days in the mid-'60s. He has written many outstanding books, and many films have been made from them. Too many times, however, the title is the only thing that remains the same.
Not in this case, however. Either MacLean himself was involved with this film, or the director actually read the book first before starting, as this film is faithful to the book. A rarity indeed.
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