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Freedom Fighter (1988)

PG | | Drama | TV Movie 11 January 1988
A U.S. soldier sees the Berlin Wall go up in 1961 and helps a group of East Germans escape to the West.

Director:

Desmond Davis

Writers:

Gerald Di Pego, Pierre Galante (book)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Danza ... Victor Ross
Sid Caesar ... Max
Colette Stevenson Colette Stevenson ... Anna Metz
Neil Dickson ... Rudi Donner
Geraldine James ... Krista Donner
David McCallum ... Sergeant Kemper
David Robb ... Lt. Karl Pressler
Herbert Norville Herbert Norville ... PFC Mason (as Herbie Norville)
Jonty Stephens Jonty Stephens ... British Soldier
Ian Tyler Ian Tyler ... G.I.
Bob Sherman Bob Sherman ... Captain Winter
Ben Daniels ... Striemer
Margery Mason Margery Mason ... Lina
James Greene ... Mentz
Merelina Kendall ... Frau Mentz
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A U.S. soldier sees the Berlin Wall go up in 1961 and helps a group of East Germans escape to the West.

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Drama

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US Forces in Uniform were not required to show papers as they crossed into East Berlin. See more »

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Good Capture of world attitude
22 October 2005 | by zt4See all my reviews

While some of the details may not be exactly historical (Noting the goofs page), That really was not important enough to hurt this movie.

Tony Danza is a standout blending fine expressions and real life reactions to events as they unfold.

To keep this movie in perspective, I felt it captured the attitude and drama of what unfolded in those early dark days of 1961. The struggle of a people, of a nation wanting to remain free. The courage of a (already free) people risking their lives to help their East German family, friends and loved ones.

This Movie contained a Political impact as well as a personal one.

It should be used as a teaching tool.

Finally, the ending showed that even many years later, the love of people remained strong as did the Wall itself.


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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 January 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wall of Tyranny See more »

Filming Locations:

West Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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