Movies Avalanche Express (1979, Lee Marvin, Robert Shaw) Published 7 months ago on October 16, 2018 In action thriller Avalanche Express, when Russian General Marenkov (Robert Shaw) decides to defect to the West, CIA agent Harry Wargrave (Lee Marvin) is sent to bring him out. Going against orders, Wargrave decides to get Marenkov to safety by train, using it as a chance to flush out renegade Russian Nikolai Bunin (Maximilian Schell), mastermind of a plan to launch biological warfare on the West. As the train makes its way from Italy to Holland, Bunin’s attacks grow in ferocity, including a spectacular avalanche that the train must out-run. The film was Shaw’s last – he died just after shooting finished and some of his lines had to be dubbed post-production. It seemed doubly cursed when veteran director Mark Robson, best known for Valley of the Dolls and Van Ryan’s Express, died during shooting. Equally experienced Monte Hellman (The Shooting, Two Lane Blacktop) took over to finish the project and turned in a slick, fast-moving thriller with the added novelty of an appearance by Joe Namath, one of American Football’s greatest players, who turned his hand to acting after retiring from the sport. production details USA | 85 minutes | 1979 Directors: Mark Robson, Monte Hellman Writer: Abraham Polonsky, based on Colin Forbes’ novel cast Robert Shaw as Markenkov Lee Marvin as Wargrave David Hess as Geiger Vladek Sheybal as Zannbin Horst Buchholz as Schotten Linda Evans as Else Lang Joe Namath as Leroy Maximilian Schell as Bunin Mike Connors as Haller Arthur Brauss as Neckermann Kristina Nel as Helga Mann Günter Meisner as Rudi Mueller Claudio Cassinelli as Molinari Robert Rietty as Markenkov (voice) Sylva Langová as Olga Cyril Shaps as Sadov Sky du Mont as Philip John Richard Marner as Field Marshall 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 Abraham PolonskyActionArthur BraussColin ForbesDavid HessGünter MeisnerHorst BuchholzJoe NamathKristina NelLee MarvinLinda EvansMark RobsonMaximilian SchellMike ConnorsMonte HellmanRobert ShawThrillerVladek Sheybal Advertisement advertisement and this just in TV14 hours ago This Is Personal: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper (ITV 2000, Alun Armstrong, Richard Ridings) Period crime drama serial. The story behind Assistant Chief Constable George Oldfield’s tracking down of the evil incarnate that is... TV14 hours ago The Comedy Trail: A Shaggy Dog Story (BBC-1 1999, Ronnie Barker, Victoria Wood) A five minute trailer made by the BBC to celebrate their comedy output, with over 40 of the biggest names... TV14 hours ago The Frost Report (BBC-1 1966, David Frost, John Cleese) Sketch based series hosted by David Frost and broadcast live. Each episode looked at a different topic including the famous... TV14 hours ago Broaden Your Mind (BBC-2 1968, Graeme Garden, Tim Brooke-Taylor) Sketch series tackling many different subjects and billing itself as an Encyclopedia of the Air. The big name writers on... TV14 hours ago Monroe (ITV1 2011, James Nesbitt, Sarah Parish) Medical drama series Monroe (which comes from the pen of the always excellent Peter Bowker) follows neuro surgeon Gabriel Monroe... search EPISODES Episodes1 day ago Elementary: The Further Adventures (Season 7 Premieres CBS Thurs 23 May 2019) The Further Adventures: Holmes and Watson’s new careers as consultants for Scotland Yard in London take them inside the tabloid... Episodes1 day ago The Name of the Rose Premieres Thurs 23 May on Sundance Opening with a double bill of episodes, The Name of the Rose is based on Umberto Eco’s highly acclaimed novel... Episodes1 day ago This is Farrah Fawcett Special airs Thurs 23 May on ABC ABC News presents a two-hour prime-time special on America’s golden girl Farrah Fawcett. From that iconic red bathing suit poster... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 months ago Roma | Netflix 2018 | Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira In 1970s Mexico City, two domestic workers help a mother of four while her husband is away for an extended... Movies2 months ago War Dogs | 2016 | Jonah Hill, Miles Teller Based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a $300 million contract... Movies2 months ago The Kindergarten Teacher | 2018 | Maggie Gyllenhaal, Parker Sevak Lisa Spinelli is a Staten Island teacher who is unusually devoted to her students. When she discovers one of her... mytvtonight mytvtonight devoted to all things film and tv.