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Summer of My German Soldier (1978)

A young American girl meets a German prisoner of war.

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Patty Bergen
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Anton Reiker
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Ruth
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Harry Bergen
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Mrs. Bergen
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Pierce
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Sharon Bergen
Margaret Hall ...
Sister Parker
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Mrs. Benn
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McFee
Jane Hickey ...
Edna Louise
Mary Nell Santacroce ...
Gussie Mae
Roy Morris ...
Freddy
William Ovell ...
Mayor Holderness
J. Don Ferguson ...
Mr. Jackson
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Patty Bergen is a teenager in a Jewish family living in the American South during World War II. Patty feels like an outcast even in her own family and is unable to understand why her father can't seem to love her. Her town eventually becomes host to a prisoner of war camp. A young german soldier escapes from this camp, and Patty finds him hiding in her secret places in the woods outside of town. After getting to know him she ends up harboring him from his captors, and, in the way of many adolescents, falls in love with him. Patty knows what she is risking to help him, but in his company she feels important, special, and respected as she has never been. In the end, his regard lifts her self-esteem and helps her to face the heartbreaking events to come. Written by C.D.

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30 October 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El verano de mi soldado alemán  »

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Trivia

Robyn Lively's TV debut. See more »

Quotes

Sharon Bergen: [Sharon's birthday poem for her father] There once was a wonderful daddy, a daddy for me and for Patty. He was married to mommy, who put food in his tummy, but it didn't make him very fatty.
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Besame Mucho
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Written by Consuelo Velázquez
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What a GREAT MOVIE!!!!
18 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was one of the best I have ever seen. Just the other day I was reminded of this movie by something on TV. It came back to me like a dam flooding over. I have never been more touched by a movie than by this one. After the movie was over I actually could not quit crying for about 2 hours. No movie has ever moved me that way before. I was 15 at the time of the movie and have not seen it since but am hoping I can find a copy to buy so that I can watch it whenever I want to. If someone suggests you see this movie with them, GO....you will not be disappointed.

Peggy Fries


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