Breakheart Pass DVD 1975 Breakheart szoros / Directed by Tom Gries / Starring: Charles Bronson, Ben Johnson, Richard Crenna, Jill Ireland

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Breakheart Pass DVD 1975 Breakheart szoros / Directed by Tom Gries / Starring: Charles Bronson, Ben Johnson, Richard Crenna, Jill Ireland

UPC 5999553600421  /  5999016344275




AUDIO: Hungarian 5.1, English 2.0

SUBTITLES: Hungarian

Total Runtime: 95 minutes


English Summary:

Breakheart Pass is a 1975 American western adventure film that stars Charles Bronson, Ben Johnson, Richard Crenna, and Jill Ireland. The movie was based on the 1974 novel by Scottish author Alistair MacLean (1922-1987), of the same title,[4] and was filmed in north central Idaho.

In the 1870s, residents of the garrison at the Fort Humboldt frontier outpost of the United States Army are reported to be suffering from a diphtheria epidemic. A special express train is heading up into the remote mountain ranges towards the fort filled with reinforcements and medical supplies. There are also civilian passengers on the train in the rear luxurious private car – Nevada Governor Fairchild (Richard Crenna) and his fiancée Marica (Jill Ireland), the daughter of the fort's commander.

The train stops briefly in the small settlement /"whistle stop" of Myrtle, where it takes on board local lawman United States Marshal Pearce (Ben Johnson) and his prisoner, John Deakin (Charles Bronson), a supposedly notorious outlaw who was identified via a picture in a newspaper advertisement offering a $2,000 (approximately $46,000 today) reward. But as the journey goes on through the beautiful snowy mountain scenery, several train passengers, including most of the train's soldier escort, are mysteriously killed or go missing. Deakin, who is actually an undercover U.S. Secret Service agent, discovers en route that the "epidemic" at the outpost is actually a conspiracy between a group of killers led by the notorious outlaw Levi Calhoun (Robert Tessier), and a tribe of Indians under Chief White Hand (Eddie Little Sky). Instead of medical supplies, the train's boxcars cargo transports a large secret shipment of weapons, rifles, ammunition and dynamite stolen from U.S. arms manufacturers for sale to the Indians, in return for allowing Calhoun and his men to mine and smuggle gold from their lands. Most of the people on the train, including Governor Fairchild and Marshal Pearce, are Calhoun's partners in crime, and those innocents who discover the evidence for his sinister plot are one by one quickly mysteriously silenced. Eventually, Deakin narrows his list of possible uninvolved allies down to Marica and Army Major Claremont (Ed Lauter), who agrees to assist the agent in his efforts to prevent the arms delivery.


Hungarian Summary:

Egy katonákat és gyógyszert szállító vonat 1873 telén a Humboldt erőd felé tart a hegyeken keresztül. John Deakin fogyolyként vesz részt az úton, a bűnözőnek álcázott titkosügynök feladata egy aranycsempészettel foglalkozó banda kézrekerítése. A hosszú utazás során különös halálesetek történnek. Hamarosan kiderül, hogy a gyógyszeresdobozok lőszert, a koporsók pedig fegyvert tartalmaznak. Deakin rövid idő alatt átlátja a furcsa események és az aranycsempészet közötti összefüggéseket. Az érdekek a Breakheart-szorosnál ütköznek.


Cast / Szereplők

  • Charles Bronson as John Deakin
  • Ben Johnson as U.S. Marshal Pearce
  • Jill Ireland as Marica
  • Richard Crenna as Governor Fairchild
  • Charles Durning as O'Brien
  • David Huddleston as Dr. Molyneux
  • Ed Lauter as Major Claremont
  • Bill McKinney as Reverend Peabody
  • Robert Tessier as Levi Calhoun
  • Eddie Little Sky as Chief White Hand
  • Joe Kapp as Henry
  • Archie Moore as Carlos
  • Scott Newman as Rafferty
  • Sally Kirkland as Jane-Marie


Directed by Tom Gries
Produced by Jerry Gershwin
Elliott Kastner
Written by Alistair MacLean
Based on Breakheart Pass
by Alistair MacLean
Starring Charles Bronson
Ben Johnson
Richard Crenna
Jill Ireland
Charles Durning
Ed Lauter
David Huddleston
Music by Jerry Goldsmith
Cinematography Lucien Ballard
Edited by Byron Brandt
Gershwin-Kastner Productions
Distributed by United Artists
Release date
December 25, 1975 (premiere in Finland)
Running time
95 minutes
Country United States
Language English






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