The Passage

  • 1979
  • Movie
  • R
  • Drama, War

Anthony Quinn plays a WWII-era Basque rustic who takes an American scientist (James Mason) and his family through the mountains to Spain and freedom. They're pursued by a villainous SS officer (Malcolm McDowell, who alone among the cast seems to be enjoying himself). The script is a jumbled bag of war-movie cliches, and hack director J. Lee Thompson--who...read more

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Anthony Quinn plays a WWII-era Basque rustic who takes an American scientist (James Mason) and his family through the mountains to Spain and freedom. They're pursued by a villainous SS officer (Malcolm McDowell, who alone among the cast seems to be enjoying himself). The script is a

jumbled bag of war-movie cliches, and hack director J. Lee Thompson--who surpassed himself precisely once, with CAPE FEAR--is on auto-pilot throughout.

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  • Released: 1979
  • Rating: R
  • Review: Anthony Quinn plays a WWII-era Basque rustic who takes an American scientist (James Mason) and his family through the mountains to Spain and freedom. They're pursued by a villainous SS officer (Malcolm McDowell, who alone among the cast seems to be enjoyin… (more)

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