R | | Drama, Thriller
Passengers on a European train have been exposed to a deadly disease. Nobody will let them off the train. So what happens next?
Lionel Stander (Max the Train Conductor) also played another character named "Max", on Hart to Hart (1979).
Col. Stephen Mackenzie:
Good God woman! Do you think I would personally send a thousand people to their deaths?
Dr. Elena Stradner: No. But I think you'd simply let them be killed. And that's almost worse.
A very general map of Europe shown at the beginning of the film is full of misspelled cities in Poland and their locations are scattered out of place and proportions. Examples: place called VUGOD is supposed to be Godów, KNORW - Knurów, ZIWIEC - ZYWIEC. Also a place called Janov, Poland (Janów) does not exist in that area as described, the only real place called that is far north, couple hundred of kilometers from the train.
Opening credits prologue: INTERNATIONAL HEALTH ORGANIZATION Geneva
SPOILER: The 1980s American video version deletes all the carnage during the final sequence, when half of the train goes onto the bridge, which collapses under it. This version shows the train itself, crashing to the ground, but removes the interior shots of passengers being killed, as well as shots of bodies floating in the river in the aftermath, giving the impression that the front half of the train was empty when it fell. This version also deletes the scene with the song "I'm Still On My Way", sung by the hippies, various instances of cursing and other assorted shots which got the film its R rating in 1976.
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