The inmates of a German World War II prisoner of war camp conduct an espionage and sabotage campaign right under the noses of their warders.
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Colonel Hogan leads a ragtag band of POW's caught behind German lines in this popular television comedy. The bumbling Germans give Hogan and his crew plenty of opportunities to sabotage their war efforts. Colonel Klink is more concerned with having everything run smoothly and avoiding any trouble with his superiors (especially anything that might result in his being reassigned and sent to the front) than with being tough on Hogan and his fellow prisoners. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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If you liked World War II, you'll love Hogan's Heroes! See more »

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Ein Käfig voller Helden  »

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The familiar drum cadence heard throughout the show is virtually identical to the drum cadence played whenever the Nazis were shown in the 1962 film The Longest Day. See more »

Goofs

Sometimes you see the warning "Gebrauch keine Haken" on boxes in the background. This is a literal translation of the English "Do not use hooks" and would never be written in that form on a German box. Correctly it would have to be "Keine Haken verwenden". See more »

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Schultz: Me send for you? I never send for anybody, not even if I need them.
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Referenced in The Simpsons: Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk (1991) See more »

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Ridiculous but quite funny.
12 October 2000 | by (Akron, Ohio.) – See all my reviews

On paper this sounds like one of the stupidest shows you'll ever hear about, but in reality it's quite funny. The cast was well chosen and played their parts well. It's great to see a show that can take WW2 and turn it into a joke, although we all know it wasn't.


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