The Cassandra Crossing
THE CASSANDRA CROSSING (15)
D: George Pan Cosmatos
AGF/CCC/International Cine (Lew Grade & Carlo Ponti)
UK/Italy/Germany 🇬🇧 🇮🇹 🇩🇪 1976
W: Tom Mankiewicz, Robert Katz & George Pan Cosmatos
DP: Ennio Guarnieri
Mus: Jerry Goldsmith
PD: Aurelio Crugnola
Sophia Loren (Jennifer Rispoli Chamberlain), Richard Harris (Dr. Jonathan Chamberlain), Ava Gardner (Nicole Dressler), Burt Lancaster (Col. Stephen Mackenzie), Martin Sheen (Robby Navarro), Ingrid Thulin (Dr. Elena Stradner), Lee Strasberg (Herman Caplan)
An all star cast are wasted in this weak disaster film from the late 70's about a terrorist who releases a deadly plague aboard a train.
There's little drama or adventure in the running time, most of the dialogue is banal and the special effects are so atrocious they may as well have used a child's train playset.
One of the barrel-scraping contributions to the disaster genre craze which swept the 1970's