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The Passage (1979)

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.

Director:

J. Lee Thompson

Writers:

Bruce Nicolaysen (novel), Bruce Nicolaysen (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Anthony Quinn ... The Basque
James Mason ... Prof. John Bergson
Malcolm McDowell ... Capt. Von Berkow
Patricia Neal ... Ariel Bergson
Kay Lenz ... Leah Bergson
Christopher Lee ... The Gypsy
Paul Clemens ... Paul Bergson
Robert Rhys Robert Rhys ... Gypsy Son
Marcel Bozzuffi ... Perea
Michael Lonsdale ... Alain Renoudot
Peter Arne ... Guide
Neville Jason Neville Jason ... Lt. Reinke
Robert Brown ... Major
Rose Alba 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. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | War

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

26 February 1979 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

A Passagem See more »

Filming Locations:

Pyrénées, France See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Haven't seen it in 20 years, but I remember it like it was yesterday
8 June 2000 | by peterb-5See all my reviews

This is one of those films that haunts you years after seeing it. I remember when I first saw it I was horrified. I watched it again and the violence, although horrific, was easier to get past. McDowell is creepy (as always). Quinn is great (as always). Lenz, well what can I say, acting not great, but nice to look at. The violence is extreme in a few scenes, so be warned. All in all, a pretty good movie. I give it a 7.


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