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The Cassandra Crossing [DVD] [1977]

Sophia Loren , Richard Harris , George P. Cosmatos    Parental Guidance   DVD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Sophia Loren, Richard Harris, Martin Sheen, O.J. Simpson, Lionel Stander
  • Directors: George P. Cosmatos
  • Writers: George P. Cosmatos, Robert Katz, Tom Mankiewicz
  • Producers: Carlo Ponti, Giancarlo Pettini, Lew Grade
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: ITV Studios Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 28 Feb 2000
  • Run Time: 123 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004R82P
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,015 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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DVD Special Features

English H.O.H Subtitles
Interactive Menus
Scene Access
Audio: English Mono.

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40 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than most recent disaster epics! 10 July 2000
Ahh, this movie is just great. Just over two hours of non-stop action, an all-star cast, nice European scenery and brilliantly photographed train footage. In this sometimes cheesy buy wholly entertaining movie, terrorists attempt to blow up the International Health Organisation in Geneva. The attempt fails, oen is shot and two are accidentally infected with a germ warfare virus. One of them later dies in hospital, the other escapes and boards a train bound for Stockholm. When the authorities learn of the threat to Europe as the train gathers speed, it is up to Colonel Mackenzie(well acted by Burt Lancaster) to prevent a disastrous epidemic. As no country will let passengers off, he reroutes the train to Poland and the Cassandra Crossing bridge, unused since 1948. On board the train, a beautiful writer(Sophia Loren) and a brilliant brain surgeon(Richard Harris) must fight the plague - and stop the train before it means certain death for everyone. And the pace never slackens, after an explosive opening until the nail-biting and spectacular climax, this movie bombs along with a real sense of urgency, with pulsating action and a great musical score by Jerry Goldsmith. Don't miss it!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Second class entertainment at its finest! 10 Sep 2006
By Trevor Willsmer HALL OF FAME TOP 100 REVIEWER
Sometimes you want nothing more than to turn your brain off and settle down to a slice of Europudding. Lew Grade and Carlo Ponti's Anglo-Italian co-production The Cassandra Crossing is a perfect example. Full of fattening but empty calories and boasting an Irish, Italian, American, German and anybody else who wasn't busy that month cast of fading stars, a Greek director and shot in Switzerland and France with the profits from The Muppet Show, it's a prime example of that much maligned genre, the conspiracy/disease/disaster/train/action/thriller. Richard Harris and the co-producer's missus Sophia Loren take the leads in roles you expect were intended for Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor as the glamorous twice-divorced couple - he conveniently a brilliant doctor, she a bestselling pulp novelist - who find themselves on the same train as Martin Sheen's drug smuggling toyboy gigolo mountain climber (seen in one surreal moment standing on his head on a bed wearing only Y-fronts while Ava Gardner applauds), O.J. Simpson's gun-toting not-really-a-priest (and yes, he does go down), Lee Strasberg's concentration camp survivor muttering "I can't go back to Poland" (some of my relatives feel the same, Lee), Lionel Stander's loveable conductor (yes, he's called Max and he looks after them), the then-Mrs Harris, Ann Turkel as a free-spirited hippie chick who can't sing (or do much about her boyfriend's premature ejaculation problem either for that matter), and, critically, Lou Castel's sweaty Swedish terrorist (described in one memorable exchange as a "sweaty pervert"). The reason he's sweating is he's got a nasty strain of Pneumonic Plague that the Americans were planning on destroying (honest) in Geneva before he and his ill-fated pal tried to blow up the lab. Read more ›
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great classic trill ride 19 Sep 2011
By Brian
Step back and enjoy the pleasure of real superstars at their best,action drama and thats just the opening 5 mins
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classy... 7 May 2001
By A Customer
One of the best disaster films of the 70's. This one belongs with all the others in the collection, Airport, The Poseidon Adventure etc. Sophia Loren is exquisite, Ava Gardner is breathtaking & so is the whole cast. The effects are well made, the plot although familiar still works with most audiences. It's done with class and a lot of style. Picturesque! Don't Miss It!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "good 'old fashioned' disaster movie" 31 Jan 2012
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saw this film years ago when I was but a lad, think it was on one Christmas, good story line I thought, good story then & good now too. My nine year old asked "what century was it made dad?" When I told him that the late Richard Harris also played Albus D in Harry Potter he couldn't believe it!! If you like films from this 'far away' era then this one's for you, also recommend North Sea Hijack, Terror on the Britannia (Juggeranut), 2 Minute Warning, & Rollercoaster - these are the disaster movies that disaster movies are made of!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good. 27 Jan 2011
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Hadn't seen this film in sometime, it was the first time my husband saw the film and we both thoroughly enjoyed it.
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