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Avalanche Express(1979)

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Brief Synopsis

When a senior Russian official, Gen. Malenkov (Robert Shaw), decides to defect to the west, CIA agent Harry Wargrave (Lee Marvin) is sent to lead the team to get him out. Malenkov reveals that the Russians are trying to develop biological weapons. Wargrave decides that Malenkov should travel across europe by train, on the "Atlantic Express", in an attempt to try and lure the Russians into attacking the train so that they can discover who the Russian secret agents in Europe are. During the journey they must survive terrorist attack and an avalanche, all planned by Russian spy-catcher Nikolai Bunin (Maximilian Schell).

Cast & Crew

Mark Robson Director
Robert Shaw General Marenkov
Lee Marvin Colonel Harry Wargrave
Linda Evans Elsa Lang
Horst Buchholz Scholten
David Hess Geiger
Arthur Brauss Neckermann
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MPAA Ratings:  PG Premiere Info: 
Release Date:  1979 Production Date: 
Color/B&W:  Color (DeLuxe) Distributions Co: 
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Lorimar Film Entertainment .....Production Company, .....Production Company, .....Production Company, 20th Century Fox Distribution .....Domestic Theatrical Distributor
Duration(mins):  Country:  United States (USA)
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  • Avalanche Express (1979)

    James Higgins 2009-12-09

    It's an overblown and poorly produced "epic". It does have a strong cast, although there is some blatantly bad miscasting. Uninvolving,... MORE>