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The Passage (1979)

During World War II, 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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Storyline

During World War II, 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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Taglines:

A howling white hell, Nazi hunters -- and a Basque guide who became a giant among men. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | War

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

26 February 1979 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Pasaje peligroso See more »

Filming Locations:

Pyrénées, France See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Average wartime motion picture with large cast and spectacular landscapes
4 October 2004 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

The film talks upon a Basque shepherd (Anthony Quinn) whose assignment results to be the leading a family (James Mason , Patricia Neal , Kay Lenz and Clemens) through the Pyrenees mountains (France) until Spain . But they are relentlessly pursued by an evil Nazi officer (Malcolm McDowell) .

The movie is set in Second War World when Hitler invaded France and ruled the collaborating government from Vichy under command of general Petain .

In the flick there are shocks , action , thriller , shootouts , drama and deal of violence and tortures in charge of Malcolm McDowell .

Acceptable acting with all-star-cast . Anthony Quinn and James Mason are good and give nice performances ; also Christopher Lee acting as an agreeable gypsy , changing his usual villain role .

Malcolm McDowell's interpretation is overblown , he plays as an evil , sadist , wry and murderer Gestapo officer .

The final confrontation between the starring family , the Basque and the Nazis across the snowy landscapes is breathtaking .

The flick was regularly directed by J. Lee Thompson .

The yarn will appeal to suspense , emotions enthusiasts and WWII buffs .

Rating : 5.5/10 , mediocre .


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