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Caravan to Vaccares (1974)

American Neil Bowman is traveling through France when he meets British photographer Lila. They are hired by French land owner Duc de Croyter to escort a Hungarian scientist to New York. But... See full summary »

Director:

Geoffrey Reeve

Writers:

Alistair MacLean (novel), Paul Wheeler (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Birney ... Bowman
Charlotte Rampling ... Lila
Michael Lonsdale ... Duc de Croyter (as Michel Lonsdale)
Marcel Bozzuffi ... Czerda
Michael Bryant ... Zuger
Serge Marquand Serge Marquand ... Ferenc
Marianne Eggerickx Marianne Eggerickx ... Cecile
Françoise Brion ... Stella
Vania Vilers ... Vania
Manitas De Plata Manitas De Plata ... Ricardo
Jean-Pierre Cargol Jean-Pierre Cargol ... Jules
Jean-Pierre Castaldi Jean-Pierre Castaldi ... Pierre
Jean Michaux Jean Michaux ... Waiter
Alan Scott Alan Scott ... Receptionist
Jean-Yves Gautier ... Gendarme (as Jean-Yves Gauthier)
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Storyline

American Neil Bowman is traveling through France when he meets British photographer Lila. They are hired by French land owner Duc de Croyter to escort a Hungarian scientist to New York. But they soon realize that the job is not a cushy number, and have to deal with a gang of kidnappers who will stop at nothing to get their hands on the scientist. Written by measham

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Taglines:

Guns of Navarone - Where Eagles Dare - When Eight Bells Toll - AND NOW... [UK Theatrical]


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK | France

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

28 August 1974 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Takaa ajo Vaccaresiin See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(USA cut) | (original length)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This was first announced by Columbia in 1969, the screenplay having been written before the book was published. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene, the assassin kills the bird watcher sitting in his car with a suppressed revolver. Next, he stalks and shoots his young cohort, but this time with a suppressed automatic pistol. When the automatic fires, it produces an unsuppressed gunshot sound. Next, when the assassin is stopped helping the gypsies with their flat tire, he's carrying the silenced revolver tucked in the front of his pants. See more »

Alternate Versions

There are two known version of this film. The international cut is 98 minutes and a heavily cut US version is 84 minutes. See more »

Soundtracks

Rhumba
(uncredited)
Music by Manitas De Plata
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Caravan to Nowhere.
29 April 2002 | by doireSee all my reviews

Of all the adaptations of books by Alistair MacLean, I feel that this qualifies as the worst, but don´t blame MacLean!. It would appear that all that this film shares with the novel is the same title. We have no suspense, no sense of foreboding of mystery, no chance to really empathize with the main characters. We spend the entire duration (or at least I did) waiting for Charlotte Rampling to shed her clothing (for Charlotte, this appears to take a remarkably long time!). Still, a glimpse of Charlotte Rampling´s tits really can´t save this disastrous film. MacLean has once again been kicked into the gutter to endure the sniping of those bitter hacks and nit-pickers who would appear to blame him for all the ills that befall attempted filming of his books. Poor old Alistair must have crawled into a corner and whimpered when this one came out. At least "Bear Island" - which also uses the Maclean name but apparently none of his novel - was a LITTLE exciting. The excitement here is in waiting for the final credits.


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