The Cassandra Crossing (1976)

Germany, UK, Italy, 1976
128m
35mm film, Technicolor, Panavision, 1.85:1
mono, English

A German/British/Italian science fiction film directed by George Pan Cosmatos.

Plot Summary

A biological weapon being smuggled out of Geneva by a terrorist is set loose on the passengers and the authorities have to find a way to both keep the infected quarantined and cover-up the plague’s existence.

Credits

Crew
Directed by: George Pan Cosmatos
© International Cine Productions KG ICP Film GmbH & Co MCMLXXVI [1976]
Sir Lew Grade and Carlo Ponti present for Associated General Films. A film by George Pam Cosmatos. An International Cine Productions film
Executive Producer: Giancarlo Pettini
Produced by: Carlo Ponti
Screenplay by: Tom Mankiewicz, Robert Katz, George Pan Cosmatos
Story by: Robert Katz, George Pan Cosmatos
Director of Photography: Ennio Guarnieri
Editors: Françoise Bonnot, Roberto Silvi
Music by: Jerry Goldsmith
Sound Recordists: Carlo Palmieri, Piero Fondi
Costume Designer: Adriana Berselli
Make-up: Giuseppe Banchelli, Mario Van Riel, Marisa Tilli
Hairdressers: Gisa Favella, Ada Palombi
Special Effects: Aldo Gasparri, Roberto Pignotti
Models Supervisor: Aurelio Crugnola
Production Designer: Aurelio Crugnola
Interiors filmed at Cinecittà, Rome

Cast
Sophia Loren (Jennifer Rispoli Chamberlain)
Richard Harris (Dr Jonathan Chamberlain)
Martin Sheen (Robby Navarro)
O.J. Simpson (Father Haley)
Lionel Stander (Max, the conductor)
Ann Turkel (Susan)
Ingrid Thulin (Dr Elena Stradner)
Lee Strasberg (Herman Kaplan)
Ava Gardner (Nicole)
Burt Lancaster (Mackenzie)
Lou Castel (Swede, ambulance driver)
John Phillip Law (Major Stack)
Ray Lovelock (Tom)
Alida Valli (Mrs Chadwick)
Stefano Patrizi (attendant)
Tom Hunter (Captain Scott)
Fausta Avelli (Katherine)
Angela Goodwin (nun)

Alternative Titles

Alarm på Nord-Ekspressen – Norway
Bestemming Cassandra – Netherlands
Bron över Kassandra – Finland (Swedish title)
A Cassandra-átjáró – Hungarian title
Cassandra broen – Norway (cable TV title)
Cassandra sild – Estonia
Cassandra-broen – Danish, Norwegian title
Cassandran silta – Finland
El cruce de Cassandra – Peru
El desastre de Cassandra – Venezuela
Destino final: Cassandra – Mexican title
Gozargahe Cassandra – Iran (Persian title)
Kasandrin Most – Serbia
Kasandros pervaža – Lithuania
Kassandra geçidi – Turkey (Turkish title)
Kassandran silta – Finland
Most Kasandry – Polish title (TV title)
På andra sidan bron – Swedish title
Pánico en el puente – Argentina
To perasma tis Kassandras – Greece (transliterated title)
Podul Cassandra – Romania
Le pont de Cassandra – French, French Canadian title
Prejazd Kassandra – Slovakia
El puente de Casandra – Spanish title
Skrzyżowanie Kassandra – Polish title
A Travessia de Cassandra – Brazil
Treffpunkt Todesbrücke – West Germany
Το πέρασμα της Κασσάνδρας – Greece
Перевал Кассандры – Soviet Union (Russian title)
Проходът Касандра – Bulgaria (Bulgarian title)
カサンドラ・クロス – Japanese title (Japanese title)
飛越奪命橋 – Taiwan

Extracts included in
Cercando Sophia (2004)

References

Periodicals
Filmfacts vol.20 no.1 (1977) pp.13-15
Films and Filming vol.22 no.9 (June 1976) pp.39-42
Films and Filming vol.23 no.10 (July 1977) pp.15-17; 31-32
Films Illustrated vol.5 no.57 (May 1976) pp.350-352
The Hollywood Reporter vol.245 no.5 (1 February 1977) pp.3
Monthly Film Bulletin vol.44 no.522 (July 1977) pp.142-143
Monthly Film Bulletin vol.46 no.543 (April 1979) p.86 – note (Corrigenda)
Photoplay vol.27 no.6 (June 1976) pp.22,45
Screen International no.20 (24 January 1976) pp.45
Screen International no.25 (28 February 1976) pp.15
Screen International no.90 (4 June 1977) pp.15
Variety 2 February 1977 pp.24

Books
Film Review 1978-1979 by F. Maurice Speed p.142
The International Spy Guide 001 by Richard Rhys Davies p.157 – illustrated credits, note