The Cassandra Crossing (1977)




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When a group of terrorists attack a train with a deadly disease, military officials plan the destruction of the locomotive as it reaches an approaching, structurally unsound bridge.
Action & Adventure , Art House & International , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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AVCO Embassy Pictures


Sophia Loren
as Jennifer
Richard Harris
as Chamberlain
Ava Gardner
as Nicole
Burt Lancaster
as MacKenzie
Martin Sheen
as Navarro
Lee Strasberg
as Kaplan
Ann Turkel
as Susan
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
Carlo De Mejo
as Patient
Fausta Avelli
as Katherine
Thomas Hunter
as Capt. Scott
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Critic Reviews for The Cassandra Crossing

All Critics (7)

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 2, 2005

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May 7, 2007

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July 9, 2005

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August 22, 2003
Las Vegas Review-Journal

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July 30, 2002
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Audience Reviews for The Cassandra Crossing

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

Marcus Woolcott
Marcus Woolcott

Super Reviewer


Almost classic 1970's disaster movie. The proverbial all-star cast takes on a train plagued (get it?) by a virus run amok. It is up to Richard Harris, Sophia Loren and company to outwit those who would run the train off a rickety bridge to kill off the passengers and the virus. Lots of well-staged action, and a pivotal score by Jerry Goldsmith that winds the film up and lets it go!

John Miller
John Miller

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
Sarah Gaish

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