4 user

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.


Desmond Davis


Gerald Di Pego, Pierre Galante (book)




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
Learn more

More Like This 

The Bridge (1992)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When Isobel Hetherington and her three young daughters take up their seaside residence in the hot summer of 1887, life seems idyllic. But the arrival of Phillip Wilson Steer for his annual ... See full summary »

Director: Syd Macartney
Stars: Saskia Reeves, David O'Hara, Joss Ackland
Animation | Action | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Reporter Raymond "Ray" Terrill is investigating a group of government scientists who are developing a weapon using light, when he is attacked with a "genetic light bomb" that ends up bestowing him with light-based super powers.

Stars: Russell Tovey, Jason Mitchell, Melissa Benoist
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A retired British soldier struggles to adjust to everyday life, with increasing difficulty.

Director: Martin Stellman
Stars: Denzel Washington, Dorian Healy, Sean Chapman
Return to Treasure Island (TV Mini-Series 1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

In this continuation of the classic "Treasure Island" tale that takes place ten years later, an adult Jim Hawkins meets up again with an older--but not necessarily wiser--Long John Silver.

Stars: Brian Blessed, Christopher Guard, Kenneth Colley
There's... Johnny! (TV Series 2017)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Young Andy becomes a gofer at "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" circa 1972.

Stars: Ian Nelson, David Hoffman, Jane Levy
March in Windy City (TV Movie 1998)
Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Retired MI6 agent Steven March is called back into action by his former employers. His task is to assassinate Chicago politician Dan Paterson, an ambitious and ruthless Russian who March ... See full summary »

Director: Graham Theakston
Stars: David Jason, Vanessa Earl, Jerome Willis
Doing Life (TV Movie 1986)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Tony Danza stars in this riveting drama based on the true story of Jerry Rosenberg - the world's first convict turned attorney. When two cops are dead, and he's the chief suspect, Jerry ... See full summary »

Director: Gene Reynolds
Stars: Tony Danza, Jon DeVries, Alvin Epstein


A U.S. soldier sees the Berlin Wall go up in 1961 and helps a group of East Germans escape to the West.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis




PG | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


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

User Reviews

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.

6 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.






Release Date:

11 January 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wall of Tyranny See more »

Filming Locations:

West Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs



Sound Mix:




Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed