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The Cassandra Crossing (1976)

Passengers on a European train have been exposed to a deadly disease. Nobody will let them off the train. So what happens next?

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jennifer Rispoli Chamberlain
... Dr. Jonathan Chamberlain
... Robby Navarro
... Haley (as O. J. Simpson)
... Max, the Train Conductor
... Susan
... Dr. Elena Stradner
... Herman Kaplan
... Nicole / Nicole Dressler
... Mackenzie / Colonel Stephen Mackenzie
... Swedish Terrorist
... Major Stack
... Tom
... Nanny
... Terrorist
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Storyline

"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 <hgwells@magicnet.net>

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Closing credits: The events, names, characters and firms depicted in this photoplay are fictitious. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, or to actual firms, is purely coincidental and no identification is intended or should be inferred. See more »

Goofs

When they are attempting to lower things onto the moving train with a helicopter, it conveniently changes from overhead-powered electric to diesel. Immediately afterwards, it changes back. See more »

Quotes

Susan: [Very ill] I don't look too good, hunh?
Herman Kaplan: Ah, liebschoen, even now you make me wish I was fifty again!
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: INTERNATIONAL HEALTH ORGANIZATION Geneva See more »

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Referenced in Escape to Athena: Cast and Crew Interviews (1978) See more »

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I'm Still On My Way
Composed and Written by Dave Jordan
Published by ATV Music Ltd - London
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Typical 70's fame-o-rama
16 October 2000 | by See all my reviews

This is one of the worst movies I've ever seen. Like many disaster films of the 1970's, it follows the formula of giving the token role to the many once great but now fading stars of the time. The plot of this film is only secondary to the real reason it was made. Like most disaster films of the 1970's, the name of the game was to play "Can you find that star?" When you put people like Sophia Loren, Lee Strassberg, Burt Lancaster etc... in these types of movies, you know the main purpose of the picture is to say "Look at all the famous people whose careers have dried up." It's a crying shame that these actors submitted to these roles, for they were and are great talents. Yet another unremarkable series of silly fads which are so characteristic of the 70's, the only things missing were Dean Martin and Liberace, which would have perfectly topped off the structure of tacky fame-mongering methods. What's with Martin Sheen doing headstands as he plays of Ava Gardner's dandy, and also happens to be young enough to be her grandson? If this is your things, than be absolutely sure not to miss such horizon-widening, chock-full-o-fame such as Poseidon Adventure, Airport, Earthquake and Meteor.


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