The Cassandra Crossing Reviews

  • Aug 25, 2019

    Great cast, great story, great special effects, perfect ending!!!!

    Great cast, great story, great special effects, perfect ending!!!!

  • Apr 02, 2019

    Probably the worst disaster movie ever made. Hammy performances all round with a totally uninspiring storyline. I was embarrassed for these has been stars - but Sophia Loren was still so beautiful! Give it a miss!

    Probably the worst disaster movie ever made. Hammy performances all round with a totally uninspiring storyline. I was embarrassed for these has been stars - but Sophia Loren was still so beautiful! Give it a miss!

  • Sep 19, 2017

    The story still valid and in juxtaposed to what the USA is doing now with their neocolonialism. Very much similar and discrete things are happening today and this will give a glimpse of that.

    The story still valid and in juxtaposed to what the USA is doing now with their neocolonialism. Very much similar and discrete things are happening today and this will give a glimpse of that.

  • Mar 11, 2017

    This is one of the many disaster films from the 70s and though it is far from the strongest from that era it still is solidly entertaining thanks to an all star cast, good cinematography, solid score by Jerry Goldsmith, some tense scenes and a disturbingly realistic train crash.

    This is one of the many disaster films from the 70s and though it is far from the strongest from that era it still is solidly entertaining thanks to an all star cast, good cinematography, solid score by Jerry Goldsmith, some tense scenes and a disturbingly realistic train crash.

  • Dec 29, 2014

    Kinda boring all star studded disaster movie here. Almost all the talent here are wasted here (especially Sheen) in this train wreck about a train that gets intercepted by the World Health Organization because of a disease threat onboard. Not as BAD (as in so bad it's good) as some people say it is, but more like bad-boring.

    Kinda boring all star studded disaster movie here. Almost all the talent here are wasted here (especially Sheen) in this train wreck about a train that gets intercepted by the World Health Organization because of a disease threat onboard. Not as BAD (as in so bad it's good) as some people say it is, but more like bad-boring.

  • Jan 18, 2014

    An attempt to combine two popular 1970s genres, the political thriller and the disaster movie. It even has an all-star cast. The plot is simple, a terrorist attack on the American wing of the International Health Organization (which is strangely well-guarded by U.S. Marines) ends up a terrorist infected by a strain of a deadly virus. Said terrorist stows away on board a transcontinental luxury train and infects some of the passengers. The passengers are the usual types you might find in similar movies. By this point in his career Burt Lancaster specialized in playing the right-wing authority figure and his U.S. Army colonel is able to wield incredible influence over America's NATO allies and even persuades the (then) Communist Polish government to let the train cross over into their territory. I suspect in real life several Polish and Soviet armored divisions would have blocked the train's entry into Eastern Europe. Luckily, on the train is a brilliant surgeon (Richard Harris) and his estranged novelist ex-wife (Sophia Loren) who take charge of the situation. The biggest kick I got was in watching a young, longer-haired Martin Sheen playing the younger gigolo lover of Ava Gardner (who does not look as good as Sophie in this one). Martin looks and acts a lot like his son Charlie in this one. There are lots of arguments between Lancaster and Harris over the radio as the train heads closer to a rickety bridge across a river, the crossing that gives the film its name. formulaic but enjoyable.

    An attempt to combine two popular 1970s genres, the political thriller and the disaster movie. It even has an all-star cast. The plot is simple, a terrorist attack on the American wing of the International Health Organization (which is strangely well-guarded by U.S. Marines) ends up a terrorist infected by a strain of a deadly virus. Said terrorist stows away on board a transcontinental luxury train and infects some of the passengers. The passengers are the usual types you might find in similar movies. By this point in his career Burt Lancaster specialized in playing the right-wing authority figure and his U.S. Army colonel is able to wield incredible influence over America's NATO allies and even persuades the (then) Communist Polish government to let the train cross over into their territory. I suspect in real life several Polish and Soviet armored divisions would have blocked the train's entry into Eastern Europe. Luckily, on the train is a brilliant surgeon (Richard Harris) and his estranged novelist ex-wife (Sophia Loren) who take charge of the situation. The biggest kick I got was in watching a young, longer-haired Martin Sheen playing the younger gigolo lover of Ava Gardner (who does not look as good as Sophie in this one). Martin looks and acts a lot like his son Charlie in this one. There are lots of arguments between Lancaster and Harris over the radio as the train heads closer to a rickety bridge across a river, the crossing that gives the film its name. formulaic but enjoyable.

  • Jul 14, 2012

    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!

    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!

  • Apr 22, 2012

    Bonkers plot, tongue twisting dialog, stomach turning performances (particularly from Ava Gardener), lunatic "BIG STAR FROM YESTERDAY" casting & the odd truly cringe worthy moment (Anne Turkel honking through a dire, badly mimed hippy-drippy acoustic dirge raised a few titters - particularly as this was made during the Punk Rock era). All in all a typically boring Lew Grade - low grade mega-flop. Avoid.

    Bonkers plot, tongue twisting dialog, stomach turning performances (particularly from Ava Gardener), lunatic "BIG STAR FROM YESTERDAY" casting & the odd truly cringe worthy moment (Anne Turkel honking through a dire, badly mimed hippy-drippy acoustic dirge raised a few titters - particularly as this was made during the Punk Rock era). All in all a typically boring Lew Grade - low grade mega-flop. Avoid.

  • Jan 21, 2012

    Visto oggi, nulla di speciale, buono per passatempo. | Watched it today, nothing special, entertaining.

    Visto oggi, nulla di speciale, buono per passatempo. | Watched it today, nothing special, entertaining.

  • May 29, 2011

    Outbreak on a train with a great ensemble cast. Loved the ending since i did not see it coming. The plot itself is decent but it lacks something i cant put my finger on. Other than that a good disaster film from the 70`s.

    Outbreak on a train with a great ensemble cast. Loved the ending since i did not see it coming. The plot itself is decent but it lacks something i cant put my finger on. Other than that a good disaster film from the 70`s.