OK - I'm talking about a buried(for obvious reasons) should-be classic of a subversive, viral movie..a real joy-ride. With a deliciously unlikely, surreal pot-pourri of an all-star cast. Burt Lancaster. Martin Sheen, Sophia Loren, Ava Gardner, Richard Harris and (did I say colourful?)...O.J. Simpson ! To name but a few. Produced by Carlo Ponti.
Got it yet? "The Cassandra Crossing".
Mix the movies "Murder on the Orient Express" with "Contagion", "Outbreak and "Runaway Train" - add circa 900 more doomed passengers / victims plus a massive US military-industrial hit-squad...and oh-boy you have yourself one killer-thriller cocktail of a topical joy-ride.
Here's the trailer - Burt Lancaster's closing line(as US Colonel McKenzie) is stupendously loaded - and answers itself.
Laughter and semi-fictional over-the-top, topical horror might just be the best medicine - or at least a temporary, repeat-replay, antidote to the real world right now.
Here's the horror-train trailer - it and the movie need to go viral: