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The Odessa File (1974)

PG  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  18 October 1974 (USA)
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After reading the diary of an elderly Jewish man who committed suicide, freelance journalist Peter Miller begins to investigate the alleged sighting of a former SS-Captain who commanded a ... See full summary »

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Eduard Roschmann
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Frau Miller
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Sigi
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Klaus Wenzer
Peter Jeffrey ...
David Porath
Klaus Löwitsch ...
Gustav Mackensen
Kurt Meisel ...
Alfred Oster
Hannes Messemer ...
General Glücks
Garfield Morgan ...
Israeli General
Shmuel Rodensky ...
Simon Wiesenthal (as Schmuel Rodensky)
Ernst Schröder ...
Werner Deilman
Günter Strack ...
Kunik (as Gunter Strack)
Noel Willman ...
Franz Bayer
Martin Brandt ...
Marx
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Storyline

After reading the diary of an elderly Jewish man who committed suicide, freelance journalist Peter Miller begins to investigate the alleged sighting of a former SS-Captain who commanded a concentration camp during World War II. Miller eventually finds himself involved with the powerful organization of former SS members, called ODESSA, as well as with the Israeli secret service. Miller probes deeper and eventually discovers a link between the SS-Captain, ODESSA, and his own family. Written by Anthony Hughes <husnock31@hotmail.com>

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Akta Odessy  »

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Andrew Lloyd Webber composed the music to the movie. See more »

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Scenes set in Hamburg and Vienna were obviously shot in Munich. See more »

Quotes

[Miller is trying to sell his editor a story based on the diary]
Hoffmann: No one wants to read about Jews.
Peter Miller: They were GERMANS!
Hoffmann: They were German Jews.
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Christmas Dream
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Tim Rice and André Heller (as Andre Heller)
Sung by Perry Como
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Great film UNTIL the climax
14 May 1999 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

I love this film. Jon Voight's German accent is excellent, as is his acting. The film is great, but falters at the ending, which could have been developed more carefully. The big secret is interesting, though.


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