In the Nazi occupied city of Rome, an assault on an SS brigade draws retaliation from the military governship. "Massacre in Rome" is the true story of how this partisan attack led to the ... See full summary »
George P. Cosmatos
Yanni returns to his homeland, on a Greek island, after several years in London. Soon he is searching for his teenager passion, Elena. She is a married woman now, and adultery leads to ... See full summary »
George P. Cosmatos
"Outbreak" meets "The Runaway Train" as a motley group of passengers are quarantined on a train destined to prevent the spread of the disease at the cost of their lives. Government intrigue, international smuggling, and the legend of the Cassandra Crossing add to the suspense.Written by
The title refers to a bridge in the movie called the Kaslindrliv Bridge. The architectural structure used to play this, was the Viaduct of Garabit, which is located in the South of France. It was built between 1881 and 1884, and was manufactured by Gustave Alexandre Eiffel of The Eiffel Tower fame. It stands one hundred twenty-two meters tall, by five hundred sixty-five meters long. The Garabit Viaduct is still used today as a railway bridge. See more »
Several characters say that people used to live under the Cassandra Crossing, but then moved away. The only thing under the crossing is a river. See more »
I don't look too good, hunh?
Ah, liebschoen, even now you make me wish I was fifty again!
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Opening credits prologue: INTERNATIONAL HEALTH ORGANIZATION Geneva See more »
SPOILER: The 1980s American video version deletes all the carnage during the final sequence, when half of the train goes onto the bridge, which collapses under it. This version shows the train itself, crashing to the ground, but removes the interior shots of passengers being killed, as well as shots of bodies floating in the river in the aftermath, giving the impression that the front half of the train was empty when it fell. This version also deletes the scene with the song "I'm Still On My Way", sung by the hippies, various instances of cursing and other assorted shots which got the film its R rating in 1976. See more »
I happened to catch this film today on a cable channel. It was worth watching again. Unlike other disaster films, this film was an original set on a train with a plague ridden passenger. Aboard this Paris bound train, it's changed to a place in Poland which was a concentration camp to quarantine the passengers. What the passengers don't know is that they have to cross "The Cassandra Crossing" which is poorly constructed bridge in Poland that can't handle the train's weight. Even the former residents have left living there because of the bridge's danger. I thought this film has a lot of thrilling sequences even with the seventies music and score by Jerry Goldsmith. The cast is first rate with the late Richard Harris (who should have been knighted), Sophia Loren, Martin Sheen, Ava Gardner, Lee Strasberg, even O.J. Simpson is cast in an unusual role. I haven't watched anything with Simpson since 1994. I thought Lee Strasberg was brilliant as was Burt Lancaster and Ingrid Thulin as well.
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