Avalanche Express

Avalanche Express (1979)

The Fast Track For All-Star Adventure.

  • Genre: Action, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1979-09-27
  • User Rating: 4.6/10 from 37 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 25min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Lorimar Productions
  • Production Country: Ireland, United States of America
  • Director: Mark Robson
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From 37 Ratings


CIA agent Harry Wargrave is sent to aid Gen. Marenkov, a senior Russian official, who is defecting to the west. Wargrave decides they should travel to safety on a train across Europe, the "Atlantic Express". During the journey, they must survive attacks by terrorists and an avalanche, all planned by Russian spy-catcher Nikolai Bunin.

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  • Lee Marvin

    as Wargrave
  • Robert Shaw

    as Markenkov
  • Linda Evans

    as Else Lang
  • Maximilian Schell

    as Colonel Nikolai Bunin
  • Joe Namath

    as Leroy
  • Horst Buchholz

    as Scholten
  • Mike Connors

    as Haller
  • Claudio Cassinelli

    as Molinari
  • Kristina Nel

    as Helga Mann
  • David Hess

    as Geiger
  • Günter Meisner

    as Muehler
  • Sylva Langová

    as Olga
  • Cyril Shaps

    as Sedov
  • Vladek Sheybal

    as Zannbin
  • Arthur Brauss

    as Neckermann
  • Sky du Mont

    as Philip John
  • Richard Marner

    as Prachko
  • Arnold Drummond

    as Commissar
  • Paul Glawion

    as Alfredo
  • Dan van Husen

    as Bernardo
  • Rainer Steffen

    as 1st Policeman
  • Dieter Groest

    as 2nd Policeman
  • Hans-Jürgen Leuthen

    as Dutch Customs Man
  • Maximilian Wolters

    as Swiss Officer
  • Gudo Hoegel

    as Adjutant of Molinari
  • Rudolf Waldemar Brem

    as 1st Signal Man
  • Erland Erlandsen

    as 2nd Signal Man
  • Walter Kraus

    as Engineer
  • Osman Ragheb

    as Security Agent
  • Robert Rietti

    as Marenkov (voice)
Camera Jack Cardiff Director of Photography
Crew Howard A. Anderson III Special Effects
Directing Mark Robson Director
Production Mark Robson Producer
Editing Monte Hellman Editor
Writing Colin Forbes Novel
Sound Allyn Ferguson Original Music Composer
Editing Garth Craven Editor
Crew John Dykstra Special Effects
Production Willy Egger Production Manager
Writing Abraham Polonsky Screenplay
Crew Jeannie Epper Stunts
Camera Federico Del Zoppo Additional Photography
Production Jack English Location Manager
Costume & Make-Up Mickey Sherrard Costume Design
Art Elke Etzold Set Decoration
Art Travis Nixon Set Decoration