Avalanche Express

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  • PG
U.S. undercover agent Harry Wargrave has a straightforward assignment: escort a Soviet defector on Europe’s Milan-to-Rotterdam train, then cross the Atlantic and deliver his charge to Washington like a package. Easier said than done. read more
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U.S. undercover agent Harry Wargrave has a straightforward assignment: escort a Soviet defector on Europe’s Milan-to-Rotterdam train, then cross the Atlantic and deliver his charge to Washington like a package. Easier said than done. Commandos are out to stop Harry—and a new weapon may be deployed in this patriot game: a devastating avalanche. Veteran director Mark Robson (Von Ryan’s Express, Earthquake) mans the controls and a first-class cast powers the excitement of this thriller that barrels through scenic locations and constant danger. Robert Shaw (the Jaws star’s final film) is the calculating, freedom-bound Marenkov. Academy Award® winner Lee Marvin plays dutiful, cynical Wargrave. And Linda Evans, Maximilian Schell, Horst Buchholz, Joe Namath and Mike Connors all earn their cloak-and-dagger badges as the story bullets from streets to iron rails to the sea. All aboard the Avalanche Express!

Original Release

07/05/1979

US Release

10/19/1979

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Cast

Lee Marvin Wargrave
Linda Evans Elsa Lang / Else Lang
Joe Namath Leroy
Horst Buchholz Scholten
Maximilian Schell Colonel Nikolai Bunin
Arthur Brauss Neckerman / Neckermann
David Hess Geiger
Sylva Langova Olga
Kristina Nel Helga Mann
Günter Meisner Muehler
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Mark Robson, Monte Hellman

Writers

Abraham Polonsky, Colin Forbes

Cast

Lee Marvin Wargrave
Linda Evans Elsa Lang / Else Lang
Joe Namath Leroy
Horst Buchholz Scholten
Maximilian Schell Colonel Nikolai Bunin
Arthur Brauss Neckerman / Neckermann
David Hess Geiger
Sylva Langova Olga
Kristina Nel Helga Mann
Günter Meisner Muehler
Claudio Cassinelli Molinari
Cyril Shaps Sedov
Sky du Mont Philip John
Vladek Sheybal Zannbin
Richard Marner Prachko
Arnold Drummond Commissar (Maxim Gorky) / Commissar
Paul Glawion Alfredo
Dan van Husen Bernardo
Rainer Steffen 1st Policeman
Dieter Groest 2nd Policeman

Producers

Editors

Garth Craven, Monte Hellman

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