Starring: Charles Bronson, Ben Johnson, Richard Crenna, Jill Ireland, Charles Durning, Ed Lauter, Bill McKinney, David Huddleston, Roy Jenson, Sally Kirkland
More info: IMDb
Tagline: Death rode the rails to Breakheart Pass.
Plot: When a military outpost is struck with a severe outbreak of diphtheria, the authorities send a train loaded with medical supplies and replacement soldiers. As the train is on its way however, a passenger is murdered. And then two passengers; then the entire human cargo of several cars. John Deakin, a man under arrest and being transported to custody, does some digging to find out the reason for the carnage.
My rating: 7.5/10
Will I watch it again? Does Charles Bronson shit in the woods?
#63 on Project: Badass Charles Bronson
BRONSON'S AGE: 54
LEVEL OF BADASSICITY (10 being the highest): 8
Western? Check. Bronson? Check. Beautiful American West scenery? Check. GREAT character actors supporting Bronson? Check. Jerry Goldsmith score? Check.
Seriously? You're still reading this instead of watching it? Netflix this sumbitch! It's a lot of fun. It starts off nice and easy and intriguing but it doesn't take long before things pick up and it's going full steam (just like a train, get it?). Bronson's a badass that's got to think his way out of his predicament and the supporting cast cast is a who's who of 70s movie greatness. Fun score by Jerry Goldsmith. Most of the picture takes place on a moving train so you've got to have the obligatory fist fight on top of a train bit, and we get one. The neat thing is it's really Bronson that's fighting a guy on a moving train covered in slippery snow! He's just too manly to be human.