Breakheart Pass by Tom Gries |Charles Bronson, Ben Johnson, Jill Ireland | 738329135324 | DVD | Barnes & Noble
Breakheart Pass

Breakheart Pass

Director: Tom Gries

Cast: Charles Bronson, Ben Johnson, Jill Ireland

     
 

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Posing as a fugitive from justice, frontier undercover agent John Deakin (Charles Bronson) boards a train to go after a ruthless gang of outlaws. Ingredients essential to the action include an anti-military conspiracy involving gunrunners and Indians, a phony epidemic, and a down-and-dirty traintop fight between Deakin and Carlos (boxer-turned-actor Archie Moore).

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Posing as a fugitive from justice, frontier undercover agent John Deakin (Charles Bronson) boards a train to go after a ruthless gang of outlaws. Ingredients essential to the action include an anti-military conspiracy involving gunrunners and Indians, a phony epidemic, and a down-and-dirty traintop fight between Deakin and Carlos (boxer-turned-actor Archie Moore). Breakheart Pass was adapted for the screen by Alistair MacLean from his own novel.

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This Alistair MacLean adaptation is a sturdy entry in Charles Bronson's '70s-era filmography. MacLean's script isn't as tricky or thrilling as his past classic Where Eagles Dare, but it goes about its business in an effective, straightforward style, keeping the story rolling at a fast clip and adding in a few fun surprises along the way. Tom Gries' direction is stylish but unobtrusive, giving the film plenty of visual scope and getting solid performances from the well-chosen ensemble cast. The latter element is where the true joy of Breakheart Pass lies: Bronson's subtle, mysterious turn as the film's secret sleuth is ably backed by effective performances from Ben Johnson as a grizzled sheriff, Ed Lauter as a hard-headed military leader, and Richard Crenna as a rather high-handed governor. These performances anchor the film and make its mystery compelling. The end result lacks the depth or sense of invention to make it worthy of repeat viewings but it gets the job done in a likeable, professional style. As a result, Breakheart Pass is worth a look to Bronson fans and anyone who enjoys Westerns and classic mystery fare.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/12/2014
UPC:
0738329135324
Original Release:
1975
Rating:
PG
Source:
Kl Studio Classics
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:35:00
Sales rank:
4,290

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Charles Bronson John Deakin
Ben Johnson Nathan Pearce
Jill Ireland Marcia Scoville
Richard Crenna Gov. Richard Fairchild
Charles Durning Frank O'Brien
Roy Jenson Banlon
Casey Tibbs Jackson
Archie Moore Carlos
Joe Kapp Henry
Ed Lauter Major Claremont
Read Morgan Capt. Oakland
Robert Rothwell Lt. Newell
Scott Newman Rafferty
Eldon Burke Ferguson
David Huddleston Dr. Molyneux
Bill McKinney Reverend Peabody
Edward Little Sky White Hand
Robert Tessier Levi Calhoun
Doug Atkins Jebbo
Irv Faling Col. Scoville
John Mitchum Red Beard
Keith McConnell Gabriel
Boyd "Red" Morgan Capt. Oakland
Rayford Barnes Sergeant Bellow
Sally Kirkland Jane-Marie
Sally Kemp Prostitute
Alistair MacLean Actor

Technical Credits
Tom Gries Director
Lucien Ballard Cinematographer
Byron Brandt Editor
Gene S. Cantamessa Sound Mixer
Herbert Spencer Deverill Set Decoration/Design
Jerry Gershwin Producer
Jerry Goldsmith Score Composer
Elliott Kastner Executive Producer
Johannes Larsen Production Designer
Alistair MacLean Screenwriter
Ronald L. Schwary Asst. Director
Darrell Silvera Set Decoration/Design
Ron Wright Asst. Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Breakheart Pass
1. Chapter 1 [:00]
2. Chapter 2 [12:04]
3. Chapter 3 [9:50]
4. Chapter 4 [9:52]
5. Chapter 5 [10:18]
6. Chapter 6 [9:50]
7. Chapter 7 [11:10]
8. Chapter 8 [12:46]
9. Chapter 9 [18:55]

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