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Casablanca Express (1989)

Not Rated | | Action, Thriller, War | 22 December 1989 (Italy)
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In 1942, a commando is assigned to protect Winston Churchill when it is learned that the Nazis are plotting to kidnap him.

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Sergio Martino

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Roberto Leoni (story), Ernesto Gastaldi (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Connery ... Alan Cooper
Francesco Quinn ... Captain Franchetti
Jinny Steffan Jinny Steffan ... Lt. Lorna Fisher
Manfred Lehmann ... Otto Von Tiblis
Jean Sorel ... Major Valmore
Donald Pleasence ... Colonel Bats
Glenn Ford ... Major Gen. Williams
Luisa Maneri ... Nanny
Horst Schön Horst Schön ... Priest (as Horst Schon)
David Brandon ... Jason Lloyd
John Evans ... Winston Churchill
Marina Viro Marina Viro ... Olga
Giulia Urso Giulia Urso ... Liz
Giovanni Tamberi Giovanni Tamberi ... Julian
Augusto Poderosi Augusto Poderosi ... Barry
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Storyline

Algiers, 1942. The special counter-intelligence agent, Alan Cooper, is assigned to protect the British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, who is aboard the Casablanca Express, on his way to a top-secret meeting with Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Joseph Stalin. However, the Nazis already know everything about their plan, and a tactical unit of German paratroopers take the commando guards by surprise, intent on kidnapping Churchill. Now, it's up to Cooper and his fellow agents, Captain Franchetti and Lt. Lorna Fisher, to lead a desperate counter-attack before all is lost. But, can they make it in time? Written by Nick Riganas

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... British S.I.S. and U.S. Marines rescue Winston Churchill from Nazi storm troopers in the Moroccan Desert... Stop. See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller | War

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian | English

Release Date:

22 December 1989 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Casablanca Express: The Churchill Kidnap See more »

Filming Locations:

Casablanca, Morocco

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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What a dismal film
11 July 2000 | by WarfilmmanSee all my reviews

Its amazing how an actor of Sean Connery's charisma can have passed on zero percent of his ability to his son Jason. This spagetti WWII film is notable for Jason Connery's complete lack of acting ability. Much better is Francesco Quinn who though in a thankless role manages to give the film some much needed charisma. The plot is about as daft as you can get. German paras attack a train carrying Churchill and Connery sets about saving the day. Donald Pleasence and Glenn Ford have little to do, but show glimmers of past succeses. The rest of the cast are typically terrible and authenticity-wise the film has more holes than a colander.

Having said that its one of those "so bad its good" films, but don't take it seriously. For a better film about attacking a train stick to Von Ryan's Express.


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