Breakheart Pass

Breakheart Pass

John Deakin is being transported, as a prisoner, on a train with supplies and medicine to Fort Humboldt, Nevada.
Genres: Mystery, Western
Stars: Tom Gries
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 1975
Time: 95 min
IMDb: 6.8/10

Storyline

Train with medical supplies and small U.S. Army unit is heading through Rocky mountains towards plagued Fort Humboldt. Among its passengers are territory governor, priest, doctor and U.S. Marshal with his prisoner, John Deakin. However, nothing on that train is what it seems.
Plot Keywords: suspicion / locomotive / pass / west / disease
Taglines: Breakheart Pass was the end of the line.
Certificate: Australia:PG | Australia:NRC | Finland:K-16 | Finland:K-12 | Germany:16 (DVD rating) | Greece:K-13 | Netherlands:12 | Norway:15 | Norway:16 | Philippines:R-13 (MTRCB) | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 | United Kingdom:A | United Kingdom:PG (video) | United States:PG | West Germany:16 (nf)
Cast: Charles Bronson , Ben Johnson , Richard Crenna , Jill Ireland , Charles Durning , Ed Lauter , Bill McKinney , David Huddleston , Roy Jenson , Rayford Barnes , Scott Newman , Robert Tessier , Joe Kapp , Archie Moore , Sally Kirkland , Sally Kemp , Eddie Little Sky , Keith McConnell , John Mitchum , Read Morgan , Robert Rothwell , Casey Tibbs , Doug Atkins , Eldon Burke , Irv Faling , Paul Frees , William Klein

Details

Company: Gershwin-Kastner Productions
Country: United States
Language: English
Released Date: 25 Dec 1975 (Finland)
Year: 1975
Film Location: Camas Prairie Railroad, Lewiston, Idaho, USA

Technical Specs

Runtime: 95 min
Soundmix: Mono
Color: Color (DeLuxe)
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1 (negative ratio)

User Review:

BikeBill » Alistair MacLean has always been one of my favorite authors, dating back to my high-school days in the mid-'60s. He has written many outstanding books, and many films have been made from them. Too many times, however, the title is the only thing that remains the same.

Not in this case, however. Either MacLean himself was involved with this film, or the director actually read the book first before starting, as this film is faithful to the book. A rarity indeed.
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