The Passage
The Passage (1979)

Director J. Lee Thompson directed this World War II adventure drama from a script by author Bruce Nicolaysen who adapted the screenplay from his novel The Perilous Passage. Anthony Quinn stars as a brave Basque mountaineer who is hired by… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 1, 1979
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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Even an experienced scenery-chewer like Anthony Quinn is no match for Malcolm McDowell, whose smirking, bug-eyed performance singlehandedly places the picture in the realm of camp and foreshadows his even more insane work in the same year's Caligula.

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Chuck O'Leary
FulvueDrive-in.com

A lurid, exciting World War II chase thriller with Malcolm McDowell chewing the scenery as a sadistic Nazi.

Shane Burridge
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Would not nearly be as watchable without McDowell relishing his role as [a] fanatical German officer

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This is the film that was allegedly so controversial that it only played for one week in one theatre in the US and has only been released once on VHS in Europe… More