In fact, the visuals here, especially at the breath-taking climax, still look hot! Official Sites There are no approved quotes yet for this movie. It was worth watching again. What made it interesting for me was the bizarre casting. 5 1 vote. She fights for the rights and lives of the passengers. "The Cassandra Crossing" took a different tack, eschewing spectacle to tell a good tale. IMDb Score 6.4. George P. Cosmatos. 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. Naturally, some of the characters are more interesting than others, and some of the performances carry more weight than others. Passengers on a European train have been exposed to a deadly disease. Lew Grade was determined to make it as a movie mogul in the mid 1970s. Even the former residents have left living there because of the bridge's danger. Exciting and interesting catastrophe movie with some clichés and stereotypes , containing enjoyable performances from Burt Lancaster , Richard Harris and Sofia Loren . The film contains some really impressive aerial camera work (the film should be viewed in widescreen) and doesn't take long to begin it's feeling of dread and suspense. Nothing about her character is realistic, but she adds great style and class to the film. 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 Cassandra Crossing es una película dirigida por George Pan Cosmatos con Sophia Loren, Richard Harris, Ava Gardner, Burt Lancaster, Martin Sheen .... Año: 1976. Perhaps most shocking of all for a commercial film of this genre is that it doesn't offer a complete happy ending in that most of the passengers do end up at the bottom of the gorge when the bridge falters. The Fear Is Spreading Dec. 18, 1976 UK 129 Min. Lee Strasberg must have been searching for parts to take this one. This disaster movie blends action , intrigue , breathtaking spectacle , suspense and emotional byplay . The Cassandra Crossing (1976) - Trivia - IMDb. the train is on the way to the bridge...lucky for the survivors was the man who activated the breaks. The idea suffers from the same flaw which has doomed all political attempts to build a United States of Europe- the cultural and linguistic differences between European nations, far greater than those which exist between any two American States- but that does not prevent occasional attempts to create the Great European Blockbuster. Menu. Primarily I like this movie for its comedy value, this is your typical band of standard characters in group jeopardy disaster type movie so beloved of the 1970's (see the various Airport films, Towering Inferno, etc for more examples of this classic ‘unintentional comedy' genre). Every so often the idea is raised that, rather than separate national film industries in each of the European countries, there should be a single pan-European cinema industry which could make large-scale films to compete with those coming out of Hollywood. gets her share of close-ups too, and also the pithiest lines. Alida Valli's role is too small for how good actress she was. Cast. Sophia Loren, Richard Harris, Ava Gardner, Burt Lancaster, Martin Sheen, and O.J. Directed by George P. Cosmatos. Disaster epics like "The Poseidon Adventure" and "The Towering Inferno" from 20th Century Fox led almost everyone else to try their hand at it, since, for a time, disaster at the movies meant box office gold. The movie is all about a train ride into hell - not only is the Geneva to Stockholm express heading for a collapsing bridge, it has plague on board - no antidote - and nobody will allow the passengers off! Release Calendar DVD & Blu-ray Releases Top Rated Movies Most Popular Movies Browse Movies by Genre Top Box Office Showtimes & Tickets Showtimes & Tickets In Theaters Coming Soon Coming Soon Movie News India Movie Spotlight. The Cassandra Crossing IMDB: 6.4 The Cassandra Crossing can be an all-star disaster spectacular telling of 1, 000 doomed passengers trapped aboard a plague-infested train's frightening odyssey. Strasberg is excruciating as a sort of male Estelle Getty from "The Golden Girls", omnipresently appearing everywhere trying to sell watches to the passengers. Turkel (doubtlessly on board due to her offscreen relationship with Harris) is a hippie singer who warbles a truly awful song which stops everything in its tracks (pun intended.) The Cassandra Crossing (1976) R 02/09/1977 (US) Action, Thriller, Drama 2h 9m User Score. Showing all 13 items Jump to: Filming Locations (12) Filming Dates (1) Filming Locations. You get an outbreak of plague on a train, heading for a rickety bridge, whose passengers include sundry thieves, arms dealers, terrorists, pretty girls and cute kids. George Pan Cosmatos directs at a fair lick, the setpieces are staged with relish, there's some neat bits of dialogue (courtesy of Tom Manciewiez, one suspects) and a spectacular climax. It's also fun to see Loren in a film of this type, pitching in and holding her own with Harris in the action scenes. Nobody will let them off the train. Furthermore , a suspicious priest called Haley (James Coburn turned down the role of Haley which was in the end played by 'O J Simpson') , a millionaire spouse (Ava Gardner) , her lover (Martin Sheen) , among others . TMDb Rating 6.3 114 votes. George P. Cosmatos. Alida Valli, looking very good considering that she looked very good 28 years earlier in "The Third Man," stands as a beacon for the rest of our gradually sagging populations. All were formulaic and most were pretty bad. It's done entirely by the numbers. Unlike other disaster films, this film was an original set on a train with a plague ridden passenger. Passengers on a European train have been exposed to a deadly disease. Free web-based film recommendation service. (Ironically, their names are Jonathan and Jennifer, the monikers of the later Nick & Nora redux "Hart to Hart" and Stander, Max the conductor in this film, played their cohort---ALSO named Max!) 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 & 1884, and was manufactured by Gustave Alexandre Eiffel of Eiffel Tower fame . Simpson!). The cinematography is quite impressive, and Jerry Goldsmith's score is enjoyably melodramatic, but the writing, editing, and direction are each lousy. Viaduc du Garabit, Cantal, France (arch bridge) 4 of 4 found this interesting Interesting? Seven years later I managed to get to see the whole movie, and it was well worth the wait. People in airproof space suits seal up a train contaminated by pneumonic plague (they must have seen the vastly superior "Panic in the Streets"). Authorities quarantine a passenger train when they learn that a virus-infected terrorist got on board. A lot of the characterizations and dialogue in this movie are risible, as are some of the effects shots - watch for when Martin Sheen gets on top of the train - but the piece is mildly entertaining for all that. As passengers on a European train have been exposed to a deadly disease . Movies. The two lob sarcastic and occasionally poignant barbs at each other and attempt a sort of 1970's, updated Nick & Nora Charles thing. 6.40 En imdb. The '70s cycle of disaster films provided widely acclaimed titles such as The Poseidon Adventure and The Towering Inferno, and universally panned titles like When Time Ran Out and Hurricane. Simpson (Haley) Production on the movie in Switzerland was delayed, due to vandalism. The Cassandra Crossing 1976. It is hard to think of anything positive to say about this movie except that it came to an end. 03.12.18 HD 720p. | Richard Harris and Sophia Loren had lost their box office power, Burt Lancaster tried to bring gravitas to the Heston role, and as for Lionel Stander (as the conductor! "The Cassandra Crossing", a British-Italian-German co-production which tried to transfer to a European setting that quintessential Hollywood genre of the seventies, the disaster movie, was one of those attempts. Certainly it's one of the best films on the late director George P. Cosmatos's resume; it's very well directed and really holds your attention, with a reasonably absorbing tale to tell (it's scripted by Cosmatos, Tom Mankiewicz, and Robert Katz, based on a story by Cosmatos & Katz) and a sufficient amount of action. We've got helicopters, shoot-outs, explosions, songs, heroic sacrifices, Martin Sheen as Ava Gardner's kept boyfriend, Lee Strasberg emoting nobly and Burt Lancaster as an Army General who is Not To Be Trusted. Technical Specs, International Labour Office Building. In my opinion, a first-rate movie, with a spectacular finish. This might even have inspired such recent movies like EXECUTIVE DECISION, OUTBREAK, PANDORA'S CLOCK(TV mini series) and in part UNDER SIEGE 2. Simpson head the starring roles, and that list does perk the interest for viewers. Eventually, it is decided to direct the train to an old concentration camp in Poland, but first it must traverse the title bridge---The Cassandra Crossing! As far as 1970s disaster movies go, it's a solid example of the genre. The Cassandra Crossing"El puente de Cassandra"(George P. Cosmatos , 1976)IMDB. Sometimes they need kidney transplants. El puente de Casandra (Título original: The Cassandra Crossing) es una película de catástrofes de 1976 dirigida por George Pan Cosmatos y protagonizada por Sophia Loren, Richard Harris, Burt Lancaster, Lee Strasberg y OJ Simpson sobre un terrorista sueco infectado que infecta a … Whatever his faults, Lew Grade paid well... See his Voyage of the Damned for another example of an 'all-star' cast of respected actors who weren't at the time box-office draws (Starring Oskar Werner, anyone?). The train was graffitied with political slogans on one roof, and inside the carriages, whilst sitting stationery overnight at Delemont Station. Company Credits 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. So what happens next? The Cassandra Crossing Quotes. I haven't watched anything with Simpson since 1994. Anne Turkel plays a young woman who's a real hottie -- she was Richard Harris's wife at the time. Under-rated disaster entry, well worth catching. El responsable de la epidemia es un terrorista que, huyendo de la policía, subió a ese tren. The Cassandra Crossing (1976) is an action thriller directed by George P. Cosmatos (Rambo: First Blood Part II,Tombstone,Cobra).Passengers on board an international express train are threatened by a deadly and highly contagious virus after an infected terrorist stows away on … Gardner looks stunning. (***). The Cassandra Crossing 1976 BRRip XviD MP3-XVID. The 70's were rife with disaster movies. Big stars on a train headed for a condemned bridge. Gardner in particular gets some belting comic lines. Sophia Loren is less garishly made up than Gardner but still overglossed and overdressed. IMDb Rating 6.4 7,843 votes. ), Ingrid Thulin and Lee Strasberg - what on earth was going on in the mind of the casting director? The little girl is very natural too. Simpson is cast in an unusual role. Sheen plays her latest boy-toy and they share a rather kinky, Oedipal relationship. You can tell the bad guys because they are in those white suits and follow orders, even if it means their own destruction. | R. Your rating: 0. So what happens next? Género: Acción. O. J. Simpson's presence is depressing. Edit. Thriller | Catástrofes. Movies. I happened to catch this film today on a cable channel. With Sophia Loren, Richard Harris, Martin Sheen, O.J. Full Cast and Crew The Cassandra Crossing; The Cassandra Crossing. The Fear Is Spreading but nobody will let them off the train . Like most disaster films of the 1970's, the name of the game was to play "Can you find that star?" He sees them as casualties of an unfortunate situation. This entry was Italy's answer to the genre and, though it is far-fetched and occasionally ridiculous, it is a thrilling and tense movie. As when the train carrying plague approaches a weakened bridge the events go wrong . Original title: The Cassandra Crossing. Original title The Cassandra Crossing. ¨Cassandra crossing¨ was a successful film that grossed at box office . Sinopsis: Unos mil pasajeros que viajan en tren se contagian de un virus mortal. Movies. It is equally hard to imagine why so many A-list Hollywood players - admittedly, mostly in their twilight years - would allow their careers to be sullied by such tripe. A hospital terrorist in Geneva manages to escape security, but not before contracting Bubonic Plague in the medical lab; he stows away in the baggage car of a Swiss train bound for Sweden, later mingling with the commuters (he touches a baby, food in the kitchen, he shares water with a pooch, and even approaches a cleric-collar wearing O.J. This film, which seems even longer than the train it deals with, is strictly routine. By most definitions, this is a pretty bad, crass, melodramatic, ludicrous film, but it's more fun than many a Good Movie I can think of. Sure, it contains most of the expected disaster-movie cliches (peculiar love-hate relationships between characters played by big stars of the era, useless supporting roles - especially Ava Gardner's -, etc...), but the directing is so efficient, and Burt Lancaster is so convincingly hateful, that you find yourself completely absorbed. Better surely to rest on the laurels of earlier success than present the tailpiece of your career, coming off the rails and flying into the abyss after the train. what more could you ask for. Martin Sheen in an echt-70s mop of hair is a heroin-smuggling gigolo. Sinopsis: Unos mil pasajeros que viajan en tren se contagian de un virus mortal. She ludicrously, but welcomely, appears in a new drop-dead Franka ensemble for almost every scene. 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 . Had they fallen on hard times? Producer Carlo Ponti (via Lew Grade) employs a large group of famous faces for the guest-star roles, ensuring that his wife, Sophia Loren, gets plenty of Movie Star Close-Ups. Simpson. Loren and Richard Harris aren't terribly credible as bickering/kissing ex-marrieds (she attempts to re-seduce him wearing a black negligée), but at least they're better than Lee Strasberg as a former prisoner-of-war and Martin Sheen as a heroin-addict passing himself off as Madame Ava Gardner's boy toy. There is always a cute little girl. Aboard this Paris bound train, it's changed to a place in Poland which was a concentration camp to quarantine the passengers. The situation is the film is serious and threatening and isn't relieved until almost the fade out, so a few missteps along the way can be forgiven. Now here's a value for money film. However, a passenger rebellion is organized that's quite exciting, as OJ Simpson (a cop) teams with Richard Harris (a doctor) and Martin Sheen (a heroin addict and the companion of Ava Gardner), to free the train, and somehow disconnect the cars. 1,16 GB. George Pan Cosmatos had a cv that didn't particularly suggest that he was the man to helm a disaster movie about a doomed train hurtling across Europe, but here he was, nonetheless. This is not one of those soulless, uninteresting all-star packages of the '70s, like "The Towering Inferno" or one of those pseudo-artsy "entertainments" like "The French Connection"; it's a vigorously directed, tightly edited thriller that grabs you by the throat right from the opening sequence and keeps its grip throughout. A terrorist infected with a deadly virus boards the Stockholm to Geneva Express and exposes all aboard to the disease. A lot happens in this film. Me gusta: Compartir: Ver Reparto Completo . perfect image quality. I thought this film has a lot of thrilling sequences even with the seventies music and score by Jerry Goldsmith. Every one of these children in every one of these movies should be struck until they ring like gongs. "The Cassandra Crossing" is quite thrilling in its best moments. Didn't they read the script? A potential deadly virus rides the rails, and the only prevention may be an unsafe bridge crossing at Cassandra. Vota esta película. What was going on in their minds is all too clear. Independently made outside of the big Hollywood studios at the height of the 1970s disaster film cycle, this is actually one of the better efforts in the genre concerning a trainful of passengers dealing with both an outbreak of pneumonic plague thanks to a terrorist stowaway and a political conspiracy to cover it up by sending them all to their deaths via a condemned railway bridge. 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? Drama: 6,1. Be patient, and you will be well rewarded. Burt Lancaster is the full colonel who wants to destroy the train. Two that stood apart for me were "The Cassandra Crossing" and "The Towering Inferno". The basset touched by the plague is the most natural, though he did not know that he's playing the role of a virus infected dog. I thought Lee Strasberg was brilliant as was Burt Lancaster and Ingrid Thulin as well. Other passengers board in the typical genre fashion, each with their tics and traits and duties to the story. A trainload of European and American travelers becomes doomed when a medical terrorist infected with bubonic plague stows away and brings the deadly disease on board. A cast of dozens of international stars, most of them over the hill at this point in their careers, and all one dimensional and strictly functional. This 1976 entry in the genre divides critics and the public like no other disaster movie - on the one hand you have Maltin giving it his nod of approval, while on the other you have Halliwell dismissing it as a totally undistinguished potboiler. This hit theaters on the tail-end of the all-star-disaster-epic craze...and failed to revive the dying genre. Personally, I feel The Cassandra Crossing has been rather hard done by. Immeasurably helpful is Goldsmith's Italian-flavored, chug-chug score which wrings every ounce of excitement it can out of the visuals. This is one of the worst movies I've ever seen. To make fun of it would be too easy, like parodying a karaoke amateur night. The film's storyline features the potential outbreak of a deadly pneumonic plague virus on a train from an germ infected passenger and the legend of the Cassandra Crossing add to the suspense . He gets better toward the end, but his appearance is mostly embarrassing. Also on board: an infected terrorist who is spreading a horrific plague everywhere he goes (which is hilariously punctuated by ominous sounds and scenes of him coughing in the train's food, etc...) Lancaster as a stern army colonel and Thulin (who exists as a verbal punching bag for Lancaster) as a doctor argue over the best course of action. 4, route des Morillons, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, Railway line between Basel SBB and Delémont, Switzerland, St. Ursanne railway viaduct, St. Ursanne, Canton of Jura, Switzerland, Basel SBB Central Railway Station - Meret Oppenheim-Strasse 4053 Gundeldingen, Basel, Switzerland, Basel Station, Basel, Kanton Basel Stadt, Switzerland, Garabit Viaduct, Ruynes-en-Margeride, Cantal, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France, Cinecittà Studios, Cinecittà, Rome, Lazio, Italy. The Cassandra Crossing is an all-star disaster spectacular telling of the terrifying odyssey of 1000 doomed passengers trapped aboard a plague-infested train, re-routed to a rickety bridge where it should plunge into oblivion. Synopsis: A thousand passengers traveling from Geneva to Stockholm on a luxury express train, learn that there's a terrorist on board carrying a highly infectious plague virus. The Cassandra Crossing (1976) Filming & Production. Doctors and military men are onto him, however, and soon the train is re-routed--towards a Polish bridge on the verge of collapse! Aside from the formula, they were bad because they hung flimsy plots and characterizations on spectacle and hoped we wouldn't notice. Release Dates There is a level of emotion in several instances that helps this rise above some other screen flops like "When Time Ran Out" and "Avalanche". Movie & TV guides. The Cassandra Crossing is an all-star disaster spectacular telling of the terrifying odyssey of 1000 doomed passengers trapped aboard a plague-infested train. Spoilers. A terrorist exposes into the disorder and infected by a virus planks the Stockholm into Geneva Express. Wow! 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. Suggest Me Movie Filters Affiliates. These are just normal people unfortunate enough to board this unlucky train. 6.4. It's a crying shame that these actors submitted to these roles, for they were and are great talents. 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." Director. El puente de Cassandra, 1979 WWW IMDB, 24-08-2010 Información encontrada (Tom Mankiewick; guionista: El puente de Casandra (1976); "The Cassandra Crossing" (Reino Unido, (título original)); "El desastre de Cassandra" (Venezuela), "Pánico en el puente" (Argentina)) port. The plague would be enough, but then there's gunplay and the weakened bridge! So what happens next? Decadent, divine Gardner (with Bassett Hound in tow!) It's a good, well-made, sporadically exciting film with a first-rate cast. Título original: The Cassandra Crossing. Simpson (in another subpar performance) is a mysterious priest. The Cassandra Crossing is a film directed by George Pan Cosmatos with Sophia Loren, Richard Harris, Ava Gardner, Burt Lancaster, Martin Sheen .... Year: 1976. 20.01.21 480p. Aside from the action, you get a distinguished cast featuring Sophia Loren, Martin Sheen, Richard Harris, Ava Gardner and more, plus great scenic train footage. Yes No. Best Horror Movies. Simpson, Lee Strasberg, are OK. Sophia Loren and Ava Gardner, just big names, give more importance to the movie. Though a lot of the drama is diffused by clumsy editing, inane dialogue, agonizing bit players, lax rear projection (but not often) and lazy acting, there is enough good in the film to overcome this. If only modern disaster films were more like this one! Helped by a good (somewhat camp) cast including Sophia Loren, Richard Haris,Ava Gardner, Burt LAnchaster and Martin Sheen. There are many big names in this movie. A very current topic even now, in 2017, after 41 years. Easy to see why, most of the passengers seem as fatigued as the plot. The Cassandra crossing is one of the better offerings from the Disaster movies of the 1970's. The most natural are Burt Lancaster, Martin Sheen and Richard Harris. Director. 7,642 votes Genres Drama, Thriller, Action. Lou Castel, Ingrid Thulin, John Philip Law, Ann Turkel, Lionel Stander, Ray Lovelock, O.J. | Don't be put off by the first section of the film, in which the characters and their relationships are established - this is crucial to the understanding to the plot as it develops. Burt Lancaster is great as Colonel MacKenzie, the army intelligence officer in charge of operations, who has a decision to make - should he sacrifice the passengers to prevent a Europe-wide epidemic? I was eleven years old when I first saw THE CASSANDRA CROSSING, and even though at that time I only saw the last five minutes or so (from where the old man sacrifices his life in order to save the train) it stayed with me and kept nagging at me to watch the whole thing. Harris himself is the requisite doctor who has the skills necessary to interpret what's going on for dummies like us in the audience. Menu. "The Towering Inferno" was among the most technically silly of the bunch, but it had some good performances to redeem it. Suspenseful and intriguing disaster movie with all-star-cast and well-directed . The plot of this film is only secondary to the real reason it was made. This disaster movie is both fun and thrilling at the same time, and does not rely at all on computer graphics unlike recent efforts like ARMAGEDDON. Watch The Cassandra Crossing (1976) movie trailer instantly, no need to login! Action Drama Thriller. El responsable de la epidemia es un terrorista que, … The Cassandra Crossing 1976 1080p BluRay H264 AAC-RARBG. We have suspense, some picturesque landscapes in Switzerland at the beginning and some good effects at the end, the train wagon models and the bridge collapsing very well done. An infected terrorist escapes from a Geneva chemical institute and carries a deadly plague to a European express train. A standout in the world of 70's clichéd disaster movies, A really watchable and underrated disaster film, Sir Lew Grade strikes again; this one could be called "Railway of the Damned", Thrilling disaster movie with spectacular scenes , nail-biting action and big name cast. It's tricky to decide which side to place The Cassandra Crossing. The film builds up the tension well as the passengers realise their imminent fate and predicament. The "Cassandra Crossing" of the film's title refers to a bridge in the movie called the Kaslindrliv Bridge, being shot in France and Italy . Harris is the husband, a noted neurosurgeon. This film, released in 1976, was another one of the star-filled disaster movies of the 70's that had audiences wondering which players were going to survive, and which ones were doomed. Play Trailer; The Fear Is Spreading Overview.

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