During World War I, a British aristocrat, an American entrepreneur, and the latter's attractive young daughter, set out to destroy a German battlecruiser, which is awaiting repairs in an inlet just off Zanzibar.
A fugitive on the run from the law and carrying several million dollars hides out in the house of a farm family. The tables turn when the family turns out to be even more criminally ... See full summary »
Black Sunday is the powerful story of a Black September terrorist group attempting to blow up a Goodyear blimp hovering over the Super Bowl stadium with 80,000 people and the president of the United States in attendance.
When a senior Russian official, Gen. Marenkov, decides to defect to the west, CIA agent Harry Wargrave 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. There is a tape that gets decoded and harry hands it over when he boards the jet plane with Elsa.Written by
Lee Marvin, who stars in the movie, is mentioned in the novel the movie is based on. See more »
When the avalanche smothers the railway just as the train enters a tunnel, the overhead wiring would be brought down and the power supply cut. Since the train is hauled by an electric locomotive, it would be brought to a halt. However, it just keeps going. See more »
This movie is fairly entertaining. It has good action scenes, especially the avalanche (although it looks phony by today's standards). Lee Marvin gives conviction to his role of a Colonel in trying to get a Soviet defector safely to the United States and trying to stop a Soviet biological war plot. Linda Evans is always beautiful and seems credible in her role. Maximilian Schell is very good as the villainous Russian agent determined to stop him. Unfortunately, Robert Shaw is miscast as the Soviet general trying to defect. This was Shaw's last film and he was obviously badly dubbed by another actor because he was so ill his voice was so weak. His performance is understandably hurt by these two problems. Also: can you really take a movie seriously that has Joe Namath (yes that Joe Namath) as a spy. This is a mixed bag that gets a 5/10
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