The Cassandra Crossing (1977) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Cassandra Crossing (1977)

The Cassandra Crossing




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This bizarre entry into the disaster film genre concerns a group of hapless passengers aboard a transcontinental luxury train who are infected with a viral plague by a group of terrorists. Burt Lancaster plays military man Mackenzie, who wants to send the train across a rickety bridge so all the passengers will die, with Mackenzie reasoning the tragedy will give the terrorist movement a bad name. Among the passengers on the train trying to build up antibodies are Jennifer Rispoli Chamberlain (Sophia Loren); Nicole (Ava Gardner), who is embroiled in an affair with a younger man named Robby Navarro (Martin Sheen); and Dr. Jonathan Chamberlain (Richard Harris), a physician who wants to save the passengers but ends up duking it out with the terrorists.more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Tom Mankiewicz, Robert Katz, George P. Cosmatos
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 5, 1999
AVCO Embassy Pictures


Sophia Loren
as Jennifer
Richard Harris
as Chamberlain
Burt Lancaster
as MacKenzie
Martin Sheen
as Navarro
O.J. Simpson
as Father Haley
Lionel Stander
as Conductor
Alida Valli
as Mrs. Chadwick
Lou Castel
as Swede the Driver
Stefano Patrizi
as Attendant
Fausta Avelli
as Katherine
Thomas Hunter
as Capt. Scott
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Critic Reviews for The Cassandra Crossing

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Your usual over-the-top blockbuster disaster of a formulaic disaster movie.

Full Review… | August 31, 2008
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

High-camp disaster chesnut full of overripe acting, runaway trains, and a killer virus!

April 3, 2005

May 7, 2007

Audience Reviews for The Cassandra Crossing


Does pass the time but cant really believe I watched this this afternoon. In the end it all seemed a bit pointless...

More to follow..

Sarah Gaish

Super Reviewer

...from back in the 70's when disaster movies were all the rage.

Marcus Woolcott

Super Reviewer


Good cast with some thrilling moments make some fun viewing.

Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer

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