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Breakheart Pass (1975)

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John Deakin is being transported, as a prisoner, on a train with supplies and medicine to Fort Humboldt, Nevada.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Deakin
... Marshal Pearce
... Gov. Richard Fairchild
... Marica
... O'Brien
... Maj. Claremont
... Rev. Peabody
... Dr. Molyneux
... Chris Banion
Rayford Barnes ... Sgt. Bellew
Scott Newman ... Rafferty
... Levi Calhoun
Joe Kapp ... Henry
... Carlos
... Jane-Marie
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Storyline

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 Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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Breakheart Pass was the end of the line. See more »

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Mystery | Western

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25 December 1975 (Finland)  »

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Nevada Pass  »

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1.37 : 1
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This movie was first released about a year after Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express (1974), a film it has been likened to. See more »

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The amount (and existence) of Deakin's beard stubble is inconsistent throughout the movie. See more »

Quotes

Deputy U.S. Marshal Nathan Pearce: I reckon we come down to it, Deakin.
John Deakin: You have a choice. You could throw that gun down.
Deputy U.S. Marshal Nathan Pearce: I don't think I can do that.
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My brief review of the film
23 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

An intriguing western and mystery wrapped in one, the film starts off quite strong, but it later spirals into run-of-the-mill action sequences that feel added in just for thrills, some of which are awkwardly silent. The directing works by clichés and the characters are all standard types, however in spite of all this it is quite watchable stuff. The film is supported by some appropriate bits of music and effective photography, which includes an extensive range of different camera angles and fitting use of distant shots. Not a wonderful piece of cinema by any stretch, the film is nevertheless a decent one of its type.


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