Staff rating

Breakheart Pass Star_onStar_onStar_onStar_on 4.0 4.0 from 1 reviews
view all

A governor, his female companion, a band of cavalrymen, and a mysterious man travel on a train through the mountains of Idaho in 1870. The mystery man turns out to be a murderer. Based on a novel by Alistair MacLean.

CBS/Fox Video, 1330 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019, Phone: (212)373-4800, Toll-free: 800-800-4369, Fax: (212)373-4803, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on Running time 92 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Westerns, Mystery & Suspense, Trains, Books to Film: Alistair MacLean, Screen Teams: Bronson & Ireland
Alistair MacLean
Charles Bronson, Ben Johnson, Richard Crenna, Jill Ireland, Charles Durning, Ed Lauter, Archie Moore, Sally Kirkland
Lucien Ballard
Tom Gries
Jerry Goldsmith
United Artists

Visitor Reviews

Breakheart Pass
Star_onStar_onStar_onStar_on 4.0 4.0
Bill Kraft

I was amazingly taken by this first rate action/thriller. All of the performances are solid with Bronson especially good in an understated, low key performance. The cinematography is terrific giving the film the kind of literal chill it needs to set the mood. Jerry Goldsmith's rousing/haunting score got unfairly snubbed at Oscar time. Are the academy voters deaf? If there's a better opening theme to set the mood/tone of the film, I've never heard it in any other movie. Kudos to everyone involved in this unpretentious, but thrilling adventure. Yakima Canutt gets special kudos for choreographing the memorable Bronson/Moore fight atop a train.