In Berlin in 1961, an American soldier and a German engineer join forces to build a tunnel under the Berlin Wall in order to smuggle out refugees, including the soldier's East German girlfriend.

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Lieutenant Sandy Mueller
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Emerich Weber
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Komanski
Jacques Breuer ...
Joachim (as Jaques Breuer)
Kenneth Griffith ...
Bruno
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Georg (as Nicolas Farrell)
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Ilse
Robert Freitag ...
Dr. Lentz
Eva Ingeborg Scholz ...
Frau Lentz
Wolfgang Jörg ...
Konrad Moss (as Wolfgang Jorg)
Pasqual Breuer ...
Wolf Lentz
Katharina Seyferth ...
Greta Dohr (as Katharina Seyfert)
Heinz Weiss ...
Herr Heppner
Dorothea Moritz ...
Frau Heppner
Carl Duering ...
Klaus Schoenemann (as Carl Fox Duering)
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In Berlin in 1961, an American soldier and a German engineer join forces to build a tunnel under the Berlin Wall in order to smuggle out refugees, including the soldier's East German girlfriend.

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Five determined men attempt a daring rescue under the Berlin Wall.

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Thriller | Drama

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25 March 1981 (USA)  »

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Berliinin tunneli  »

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Escape from East Berlin

This TV movie reminds me much Robert Siodmak's ESCAPE FROM EAST BERLIN, back in 1963, starring Don Murray. I guess there were many escape tries from behind the Wall. This one is a tremendous piece of work, very tense and exciting. and I am still amazed that Horest Buchholz is here at nearly fifty years old; he actually looks like a young man...Yes, this feature is far better than most of the big pictures movies. Players are so good, the characters so powerful too.

I don't know if this was aired in France. Maybe, it is possible. Anyway, that's a pretty good picture made for TV. I highly recommend it. I don't know if there were other films about tunnels drilled Under the Iron Curtain made before or after this one.


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