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The Typical 70's Disaster Movie,
This review is from: The Cassandra Crossing [DVD]  (DVD)
I watched The Cassandra Crossing yesterday (30th August 2006) on BBC1, expecting it to be a load of tripe. And I was pleasantly surprised.
Yes, the usual characters in a 70's disaster movie (suave hero (Harris), glamorous co-star (Loren), tough boss (Lancaster), cute kids, black man, nun, Jew) were there, and also Lionel Stander playing the train conductor, Max (does he get confused if his character is called anything else?), but I was gripped from the start all the way to the finish, even though the train seen at the end was SO obviously a toy train, and not a very good one at that! I wonder if there will be a 21st-century remake using state-of-the-art computer animation? Steven Spielberg, please take note.
The idea of a plague-infected terrorist spreading the disease to the passengers was an original idea. I can definitely recommend this on a rainy evening.