The Cassandra Crossing Movie Review Summary

Actors: Richard Harris, Sophia Loren, Martin Sheen, O.J. Simpson, Ingrid Thulin, Ava Gardner, Burt Lancaster

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An infected terrorist escapes from a Geneva chemical institute and carries a deadly plague to a European express train. The United States military takes over the train and sends it in the direction of a bridge of the verge of collapse, The Cassandra Crossing. As victims of the plague get well, the train continues to the bridge, despite the pleas of the only doctor on the train, Dr. Jonathan Chamberlain. Chamberlain and a group of passengers begin a desprate fight to stop the train and save the lives of the 1,000 people on board.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 40%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1960's-1970's Technology/treasure/info search    -   Yes involving:    -   cure/disease/bioweapons Disaster, big vehicle    -   Yes Kind of vehicle:    -   train

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   doctor Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British Unusual characteristics    -   Super genius


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Switzerland    -   Germany Misc setting    -   moving train    -   scientific labs

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   sex under blankets Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   poisoning    -   perforation--bullets Any profanity?    -   Some foul language Lot of special effects?    -   Yes Kinds of F/X    -   exploding vehicles If this is a kid's movie...    -   Ages 10-15

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