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« on: August 03, 2008, 04:35:51 PM »

a Western, Agatha Christi style.
One person ends up dead on a train the rest of the passengers have to play detective and figure out who the killer is before they make their stop at a fort that, unbewnost to the innocent passengers, has been captured by a violent outlaw with a pack of Wild Indians.
Charles Bronson is as good as usual.

Anybody seen it?

7/10

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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2008, 04:40:03 PM »

This one is not bad, I've seen it a couple of times. Bronson gets beaten by the sheriff (once more).

7/10 is OK.

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« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2008, 04:46:00 PM »

A while ago, nned to see it again though. Afro

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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2008, 04:50:07 PM »

There's a couple of shots of beautiful snowy landscapes, if I'm not wrong.

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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2008, 08:33:13 PM »

It's okay, typical Alistair MacLean. Once you've figured out what's going on, and who are the turncoats and who aren't, it becomes pretty boring.

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« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2008, 05:13:52 AM »

I've had this on video tape for years,kept only for the fact it's a Bronson western but it is dull in places and far from his best westerns.

6 out of 10
 

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« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2008, 01:46:51 PM »

I really like this movie. The plot is actually quite good and very unique and the soundtrack is catchy, especially the main guitar theme.

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« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2008, 02:29:19 PM »

Has someone read the book?

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« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2008, 06:30:44 PM »

Has someone read the book?

Where Eagles Fly or something like that right?

Been looking around for it, it'd be an interesting read.

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« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2008, 04:01:46 AM »

Where Eagles Fly or something like that right?

Been looking around for it, it'd be an interesting read.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breakheart_Pass_%28novel%29

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« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2008, 11:15:07 AM »

  I saw this on TCM a few summers back and enjoyed it.  I liked the idea of a western murder mystery, and the cast was pretty good all around, especially Bronson and Ben Johnson.  Like Peacemaker said, I remember really liking Jerry Goldsmith's score.  The director, Tom Gries, had his fair share of good westerns in the late 60s and early 70s too, including Breakout, 100 Rifles, and Will Penny. Smiley

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« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2008, 12:14:39 PM »

Has someone read the book?
Well, yeah . . . 35 years ago. Don't remember much, except that afterwards, when I first saw the film, I was kinda disappointed.

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« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2008, 08:39:44 PM »

Well, yeah . . . 35 years ago. Don't remember much, except that afterwards, when I first saw the film, I was kinda disappointed.

Well, if it's better than the movie, it might be worth a couple of bucks (or cents). Maybe I'll buy it.

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« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2008, 05:30:17 PM »

a Western, Agatha Christi style.
One person ends up dead on a train the rest of the passengers have to play detective and figure out who the killer is before they make their stop at a fort that, unbewnost to the innocent passengers, has been captured by a violent outlaw with a pack of Wild Indians.
Charles Bronson is as good as usual.

Anybody seen it?

7/10

I saw it recently, though in pan and scan version  Sad. It is an unusual type of western, as it resembles more a Hitchcock movie. Beautiful scenery (the trestles in Northern Idaho are breathtaking) and good acting with some tense moments. I too would give it 7 out of 10

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« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2010, 12:46:05 PM »

Well I confirm the 7/10. Perhaps objectively it isn't worth it but I enjoy it every time I watch it, can't help it. Unusual little W.

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